Erythrotriorchis

Erythrotriorchis is a genus of bird of prey in the family Accipitridae. It contains the following species:[1]

Erythrotriorchis
Red Goshawk.jpg
A male Red Goshawk (Erythrotriorchis radiatus) in flight
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Accipitriformes
Family: Accipitridae
Genus: Erythrotriorchis
Sharpe, 1875

EtymologyEdit

"Erythro-" is from a Greek word for "red", and "triorchis" meant a kind of hawk thought to have three testicles. For further details see Eutriorchis.

TaxonomyEdit

Latham described the red goshawk as Falco radiatus in 1801. Sharpe defined[2] Erythrotriorchis in 1875 as a new monotypic genus for Falco radiatus.

Peters also included E. doriae in the genus,[3] though Doria's goshawk is now classified separately as Megatriorchis doriae.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Erythrotriorchis". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 9 May 2011.
  2. ^ As cited by Peters: Sharpe (1875). Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond.: 337. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ Peters, James Lee (1931). Check-list of birds of the world: volume 1. Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.A.: Harvard University Press. doi:10.5962/bhl.title.14581. p. 225