The Key to Scientific Names

Edited by James A. Jobling
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BURHINUS

(Burhinidae; Bush Thick-knee B. grallarius) Gr. βου- bou-  great   < βους bous  ox; ῥις rhis, ῥινος  rhinos  nose; "GENUS 93. BURHINUS (βους h. l. grandis  ριν nasus) (Flachschnabel Germ.)  Rostrum mediocre? crassum, latum, depressum  ...  Alae volatiles. Pedes grallarii, cursorii, tridactyli.   Species: Charadrius magnirostris Lath. Suppl.   Annotat. Hanc avem, Novae Hollandiae indigenam, a reliquis hujus familiae generice distinguendam esse, omnis mecum sentiet; at descriptio ejus ita manca est, ut notas gravissimas taceat. Rostrum cum rostro Todi comparat celeb. Latham, ideo simile est rostro Cancromatis" (Illiger 1811); "Burhinus Illiger, Prodromus, 1811, p. 250.  Type, by monotypy, Charadrius magnirostris Latham." (Peters, 1934, II, p. 293); "BURHINUS Illiger, 1811  M— Charadrius magnirostris Latham, 1801; type by monotypy = Charadrius grallarius Latham, 1801" (Dickinson and Remsen (eds.), H. & M. Complete Checklist, 4th ed., 2013, 1 (Non-passerines), p. 198).
Var. Burrhinus.
Synon. Burhinops, Esacus, Fedoa, Odopus, Oedicnemus, Oedinecmus, Orthorhamphus, Planorhamphus.


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