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Erythrotriorchis

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Kingdom  Animalia
Scientific name  Erythrotriorchis
Higher classification  Accipitrinae
Order  Accipitriformes
Family  Accipitridae
Phylum  Chordata
Rank  Genus
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Lower classifications  Red goshawk, Chestnut-shouldered goshawk

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

Contents

  • Chestnut-shouldered goshawk (Erythrotriorchis buergersi)
  • Red goshawk (Erythrotriorchis radiatus)
  • Etymology

    "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.

    Taxonomy

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

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

    References

    Erythrotriorchis Wikipedia


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