The Key to Scientific Names

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brachypus

Gr. βραχυς brakhus  short; πους pous, ποδος podos  foot.


Brachypus

Gr. βραχυς brakhus  short; πους pous, ποδος podos  foot.
• (Apodidae; syn. Apus † Common Swift A. apus) "Verbesserungen zu dem Taschenbuch der teutschen Vögelkunde: Theil I. S. 280. streiche das Wort Micropus aus und sezze dafür: Brachypus" (B. Meyer 1814 (Ann. Wetterau. Gesell. gesammte Naturk., III (II), 333)); "XXX. GATTUNG.   Häkler.  Brachypus   ...  1. Mauerhäkler.  Brachypus murarius, mihi." (B. Meyer 1815); "Brachypus Meyer, Vögel Liv. u. Esthl. p. 142, (pref. June 14th) 1815.  Type (by monotypy): B. murarius = Hirundo apus Linné." (Mathews, 1927, Syst. Av. Austral, I, p. 405).
• (Pycnonotidae; syn. Brachypodius † Black-headed Bulbul B. atriceps) "BRACHYPUS.   ...  Types. Le Curouge. Levaill. Ois. d'Af. pl. 107. f. 1.  Turdus Atriceps. Pl. Col. 147.  It is only from the unusual shortness of the feet, indicative of these birds feeding on the wing, that I here associate them among the aberrant forms of the sub-family Dicrurina.   ...  [Index] Turdus atriceps, type of the genus Brachypus." (Swainson 1827); "Brachypus Swainson, 1827, Zool. Journ., 3, p. 163. Type, by subsequent designation, Turdus atriceps Temminck. (Idem, 1827, ibid., p. 625.)  Not Brachypus Swainson, 1824, nor Brachypus B. Meyer, 1814." (Deignan in Peters, 1960, IX, p. 223).
• (Pycnonotidae; syn Pycnonotus  Red-vented Bulbul P. cafer) "We are thus prepared for the transition, which here takes place, into the genus Brachypus, * a name by which I propose to distinguish the short-legged Thrushes of Linnæus and of modern writers.   ...  Their tarsi are remarkably short, like the last two genera [Dicrurus, Edolius]; but their bills are weaker, and the nuchal bristles scarcely perceptible.   ...   * Le Curouge, Vail. pl. 107. f. 1.; Le Cudor, Ib. f. 2.; Le Brunoir, Ib. pl. 106. f. 1. &c. &c." (Swainson 1824); "Brachypus Swainson, 1824, Zool. Journ., 1, p. 305. Type here designated as "Le Curouge" Levaillant = Turdus cafer Linnaeus. Not Brachypus B. Meyer, 1814." (Deignan in Peters, 1960, IX, p. 223).
• (Pycnonotidae; syn. Pycnonotus  Ruby-throated Bulbul P. dispar) "BRACHYPUS, SWAINS.  ...  Feet small, weak; lateral toes equal. Hinder toe as long as the tarsus.  Type. — Brachypus dispar, SW. (Turdus dispar, HORSF.)" (Swainson 1832);  "Brachypus Swainson, 1832, in Swainson and Richardson, Fauna Bor.-Amer. Birds (1831), p. 485. Type, by original designation and monotypy, Turdus dispar Horsfield. Not Brachypus Swainson, 1827, Brachypus Swainson, 1824, nor Brachypus B. Meyer, 1814." (Deignan in Peters, 1960, IX, p. 223).


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