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Vanuatu Scrubfowl
Megapodius layardi Tristram, 1879
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Order:
  Galliformes
Family:
  Megapodiidae
Genus:
  Megapodius

Scientific:
  Megapodius layardi

Citation:
  Tristram, 1879

Reference:
  Ibis p.194

Protonym:
  Megapodius layardi

Avibase ID:
  45EEB735DCA99C57

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/45EEB735

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 553827


VULNERABLE

Geographic range:

  • Megapodius layardi: Forests of Vanuatu and Banks Group
Source: Clements checklist

English:
  Vanuatu Scrubfowl
Czech:
  tabon Layardův
German:
  Layard-Großfußhuhn
Danish:
  Vanuatubuskhøne
Spanish:
  Talégalo de Nuevas Hébridas
Finnish:
  vanuatunisojalka
French:
  Mégapode de Layard
Italian:
  Megapodio delle Vanuatu
Japanese:
  banuatsutsukatsukuri
Japanese:
  バヌアツツカツクリ
Dutch:
  Vanuatuboshoen
Norwegian:
  Vanuatuovnhøne
Polish:
  nogal zóltonogi
Portuguese:
  Frango-do-mato-de-vanuatu
Russian:
  Вануатская курица
Slovak:
  tabon žltonohý
Swedish:
  vanuatustorfotshöna
Chinese:
  瓦努阿图塚雉


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
   Vanuatu Scrubfowl ( Megapodius layardi) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
   Vanuatu Scrubfowl ( Megapodius layardi) [version 2]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
   Vanuatu Scrubfowl ( Megapodius layardi) [version 2]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
   Vanuatu Scrubfowl ( Megapodius layardi) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
   Vanuatu Scrubfowl ( Megapodius layardi) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
   Vanuatu Scrubfowl ( Megapodius layardi) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
   Vanuatu Scrubfowl ( Megapodius layardi) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
   Vanuatu Megapode ( Megapodius layardi) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
   Vanuatu Megapode ( Megapodius layardi) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
   Vanuatu Megapode ( Megapodius layardi) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
   Vanuatu Megapode ( Megapodius layardi) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
   Vanuatu Megapode ( Megapodius layardi) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
   Vanuatu Megapode ( Megapodius layardi) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
   Vanuatu Megapode ( Megapodius layardi) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
   Vanuatu Megapode ( Megapodius layardi) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
   Vanuatu Megapode ( Megapodius layardi) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
   Vanuatu Scrubfowl ( Megapodius layardi) [version 4]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
   Vanuatu Scrubfowl ( Megapodius layardi) [version 4]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
   Vanuatu Scrubfowl ( Megapodius layardi) [version 4]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
   Vanuatu Scrubfowl ( Megapodius layardi) [version 4]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
   Vanuatu Scrubfowl ( Megapodius layardi) [version 4]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
   Mégapode de Layard ( Megapodius layardi) [version 2]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
   Mégapode de Layard ( Megapodius layardi) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
   Tristram's Incubator Bird ( Megapodius layardi)
Clements 4th edition:
   New Hebrides Scrubfowl ( Megapodius layardi) [version 2]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
   Vanuatu Scrubfowl ( Megapodius layardi) [version 3]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
   Vanuatu Scrubfowl ( Megapodius layardi) [version 3]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
   Vanuatu Scrubfowl ( Megapodius layardi) [version 3]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
   Vanuatu Scrubfowl ( Megapodius layardi) [version 3]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
   Vanuatu Scrubfowl ( Megapodius layardi) [version 3]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
   Vanuatu Scrubfowl ( Megapodius layardi) [version 3]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
   Vanuatu Scrubfowl ( Megapodius layardi) [version 3]
Clements 6th edition:
   Vanuatu Scrubfowl ( Megapodius layardi) [version 3]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
   Vanuatu Scrubfowl ( Megapodius layardi) [version 3]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
   Vanuatu Scrubfowl ( Megapodius layardi) [version 3]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
   Vanuatu Scrubfowl ( Megapodius layardi) [version 3]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
   Vanuatu Scrubfowl ( Megapodius layardi) [version 3]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
   Vanuatu Scrubfowl ( Megapodius layardi) [version 3]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
   Vanuatu Scrubfowl ( Megapodius layardi) [version 3]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
   Vanuatu Scrubfowl ( Megapodius layardi) [version 3]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
   Vanuatu Scrubfowl ( Megapodius layardi) [version 3]
Clements, version 2015:
   Vanuatu Scrubfowl ( Megapodius layardi) [version 2]
Clements, version 2016:
   Vanuatu Scrubfowl ( Megapodius layardi) [version 2]
Clements, version 2017:
   Vanuatu Scrubfowl ( Megapodius layardi) [version 2]
Clements, version 2018:
   Vanuatu Scrubfowl ( Megapodius layardi) [version 2]
eBird version 1.50:
   Vanuatu Scrubfowl ( Megapodius layardi) [version 3]
eBird version 1.52:
   Vanuatu Scrubfowl ( Megapodius layardi) [version 3]
eBird version 1.53:
   Vanuatu Scrubfowl ( Megapodius layardi) [version 3]
eBird version 1.54:
   Vanuatu Scrubfowl ( Megapodius layardi) [version 3]
eBird version 1.55:
   Vanuatu Scrubfowl ( Megapodius layardi) [version 3]
eBird version 2015:
   Vanuatu Scrubfowl ( Megapodius layardi) [version 2]
eBird version 2016:
   Vanuatu Scrubfowl ( Megapodius layardi) [version 2]
eBird version 2017:
   Vanuatu Scrubfowl ( Megapodius layardi) [version 2]
eBird version 2018:
   Vanuatu Scrubfowl ( Megapodius layardi) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
   Banks Islands Scrub Fowl ( Megapodius layardi) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
   Banks Islands Scrub Fowl ( Megapodius layardi) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
   Vanuatu Megapode ( Megapodius layardi) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
   Vanuatu Megapode ( Megapodius layardi) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
   Vanuatu Megapode ( Megapodius layardi) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
   Vanuatu Megapode ( Megapodius layardi) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
   Vanuatu Megapode ( Megapodius layardi) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
   Vanuatu Megapode ( Megapodius layardi) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
   Vanuatu Megapode ( Megapodius layardi) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
   Vanuatu Megapode ( Megapodius layardi) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
   Vanuatu Megapode ( Megapodius layardi) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
   Vanuatu Megapode ( Megapodius layardi) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
   Vanuatu Megapode ( Megapodius layardi) [version 2]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
   Vanuatu Scrubfowl ( Megapodius layardi) [version 2]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
   Vanuatu Scrubfowl ( Megapodius layardi) [version 4]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
   Vanuatu Scrubfowl ( Megapodius layardi) [version 4]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
   Vanuatu Scrubfowl ( Megapodius layardi) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
   Vanuatu Megapode ( Megapodius layardi) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
   Vanuatu Megapode ( Megapodius layardi) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
   Vanuatu Megapode ( Megapodius layardi) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
   Vanuatu Megapode ( Megapodius layardi) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
   Vanuatu Megapode ( Megapodius layardi) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
   Vanuatu Megapode ( Megapodius layardi) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
   Vanuatu Megapode ( Megapodius layardi) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
   Vanuatu Megapode ( Megapodius layardi) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
   Vanuatu Megapode ( Megapodius layardi) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
   Vanuatu Megapode ( Megapodius layardi) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
   Vanuatu Megapode ( Megapodius layardi) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
   Vanuatu Megapode ( Megapodius layardi) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
   Vanuatu Megapode ( Megapodius layardi) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
   Vanuatu Megapode ( Megapodius layardi) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
   Vanuatu Megapode ( Megapodius layardi) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
   Vanuatu Megapode ( Megapodius layardi) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
   Vanuatu Megapode ( Megapodius layardi) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
   Vanuatu Megapode ( Megapodius layardi) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
   Vanuatu Megapode ( Megapodius layardi) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
   Vanuatu Megapode ( Megapodius layardi) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
   Vanuatu Megapode ( Megapodius layardi) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
   Vanuatu Megapode ( Megapodius layardi) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
   Vanuatu Megapode ( Megapodius layardi) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
   Vanuatu Megapode ( Megapodius layardi) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
   Vanuatu Megapode ( Megapodius layardi) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
   Vanuatu Megapode ( Megapodius layardi) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
   Vanuatu Megapode ( Megapodius layardi) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
   Vanuatu Megapode ( Megapodius layardi) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
   Vanuatu Megapode ( Megapodius layardi) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
   Vanuatu Megapode ( Megapodius layardi) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
   Vanuatu Megapode ( Megapodius layardi) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
   Vanuatu Megapode ( Megapodius layardi) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
   Vanuatu Megapode ( Megapodius layardi) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
   Vanuatu Megapode ( Megapodius layardi) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
   Vanuatu Megapode ( Megapodius layardi) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
   Vanuatu Megapode ( Megapodius layardi) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
   Vanuatu Megapode ( Megapodius layardi) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
   Vanuatu Megapode ( Megapodius layardi) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
   Vanuatu Megapode ( Megapodius layardi) [version 4]
James Lee Peters:
    Megapodius layardi [version 3]
James Lee Peters (original):
    Megapodius layardi [version 3]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
    Megapodius layardi [version 3]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
   Vanuatu Scrubfowl ( Megapodius layardi) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
   Vanuatu Scrubfowl ( Megapodius layardi) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
   Vanuatu Scrubfowl ( Megapodius layardi) [version 2]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Megapodius layardi [version 2]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Megapodius layardi [version 2]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Megapodius freycinet [sensu lato] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Other synonyms

Catalan: Megàpode de Vanuatu
Czech: tabon Layardův, Tabon Tristramuv
Danish: Vanuatubuskhøne
German: Layardgrossfusshuhn, Layard-Großfußhuhn, Layardhuhn, Layard-Huhn
English: Ayard's megapode, Band is scrub fowl, Banks Islands Scrub Fowl, Banks Islands Scrubfowl, New Hebrides Scrubfowl, Tristram's Incubator Bird, Vanuatu Megapode, Vanuatu scrub fowl, Vanuatu Scrub Hen, Vanuatu Scrubfowl
Spanish: Talégalo de Nuevas Hébridas, Telégala de Nueva Hébridas
Spanish (Spain): Talégalo de Nuevas Hébridas
Estonian: vanuatu rihukana
Finnish: Vanuaatunisojalka, vanuatunisojalka
French: Mégapode de Layard
Hungarian: vanuatui ásótyúk
Italian: Megapodio delle Isole Banks, Megapodio delle Vanuatu
Japanese: banuatsutsukatsukuri
Japanese: バヌアツツカツクリ
Latin: Megapodius brazieri, Megapodius freycinet layardi, Megapodius layardi
Lithuanian: Lajardo didžiakojė višta
Dutch: Vanuatuboshoen, Vanuatu-boshoen
Norwegian: Vanuatuovnhøne
Polish: nogal zóltonogi, nogal żółtonogi
Portuguese: Frango-do-mato-de-vanuatu
Russian: Вануатская курица, Вануатуйский большеног
Slovak: tabon žltonohý
Swedish: Vanuatustorfothöna, vanuatustorfotshöna
Turkish: Vanuatu Adası Megapodu
Chinese: 瓦努阿图塚雉
Chinese (Traditional): 萬那度塚雉

 

         

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