Reeves’s Pheasant

Reeves\'s Pheasant / Syrmaticus reevesii

Reeves's Pheasant

Here the details of the Reeves's Pheasant named bird below:

SCI Name:  Syrmaticus reevesii
Protonym:  Phasianus Reevesii Anim.Kingd.[Griffith] 8 p.25
Taxonomy:  Galliformes / Phasianidae /
Taxonomy Code:  reephe1
Type Locality:  China.
Publish Year:  1829
IUCN Status:  


(Phasianidae; Ϯ Reeves's Pheasant S. reevesii) Gr. συρμα surma, συρματος surmatos  robe with a long train; "21. Genus, Syrmaticus Wagl.  Schleppfasan.   Character Phasiani; rostrum rectiusculum, gracilius, depressiusculum; cauda enormi longitudine, lanceolata Phasiani, exclusis rectricibus quatuor intermediis tectiformibus; rectrices (18) angustae, acuminatae, rhachide longitudinaliter exarata.  Ptilosis: plumae Phasiani sed uropygii et tectrices caudae superiores compactae, squamiformes; cornicula plumarum ad occipitis latera nulla.   Species: 1. Syrmat. Reevesii (Phas. Reev. Hardw. et GrayPhas. venerat. Temm. Pl. col. 485)" (Wagler 1832); "Syrmaticus Wagler, Isis von Oken, 1832, col. 1229. Type, by monotypy, Phasianus reevesii J. E. Gray." (Peters 1934, II, 128).
Synon. Calophasis, Cyanophasis, Graphephasianus, Neocalophasis.

John Reeves (1774-1856) English inspector of tea for the East India Company in China 1812-1831, naturalist, collector (syn. Phoenicurus auroreus, Syrmaticus).