Francolinus francolinus billypayni Meinertzhagen, 1933:21

Turkish black francolin, Amik Gölü black francolin

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Considered a synonym of F. f. francolinus by (Dickinson, 2003), but valid by (McGowan, 1994). Probably an invalid subspecies: http://avibase.bsc-eoc.org/species.jsp?lang=EN&avibaseid=A0DB7A7313F17D62

 

Conservation Status

Invalid (synonym)

Last record: Late 1900's (Hume & Walters, 2012:41)

 

Distribution

Amik Gölü, Turkey (southern)

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

Meinertzhagen, Richard. (1933). "Descriptions of new species of wren and francolin". Bulletin of the British Ornithologists' Club 54: 20-21.

 

Other references:

Dickinson, E. C. (ed.). (2003). The Howard and Moore Complete Checklist of the Birds of the World. London: Christopher Helm.

Hume, Julian Pender and Walters, Michael. (2012). Extinct Birds. London: T & AD Poyser.

McGowan, P. J. K. (1994). Family Phasianidae (Pheasants & Partridges), pp. 434-552. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliot, A. and Sargatal, J. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World, Volume 2: New World Vultures to Guineafowl. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions.

Meinertzhagen, Richard. (1935). Ornithological results of a trip to Syria, and adjacent countries in 1933. Ibis, ser. 13, 5: 110-151. [relevant citation?]

http://extinctanimals.proboards.com/thread/4558/amik-black-francolin-francolinus

 

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