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The Jerdon's courser (Rhinoptilus bitorquatus) belongs to the family Glareolidae under the order Charadriiformes.

An egg of Rhinoptilus bitorquatus is at display in University of Aberdeen, Zoological museum. The collection is nearly 100 years old. It was part of the small collection of eggs by Ernest Meaton, a veterinary surgeon, working at the Kolar Gold Fields, in the year 1917.

The collection was bought and donated to Aberdeen Grammar School in 1919 by George Rose. The School in turn gave the collection to the Aberdeen University in the 1970s. After nearly 30 years, Dr.Alan Knox, the university's emeritus head of museums, went through the uncatalogued collection and found this egg labelled as coming from Rhinoptilus bitorquatus species.

The egg's identity was confirmed when the DNA sample taken from the dried-up membranes inside the egg matched that of a toe of R. bitorquatus preserved at the Natural History Museum in Tring, Hertfordshire.
Taxonomic classification
Binomial name:Rhinoptilus bitorquatus
Species:R. bitorquatus

Jerdon's courser - Rhinoptilus bitorquatus picture
1.Picture of Jerdon's courser - Rhinoptilus bitorquatus

Jerdon's courser - Rhinoptilus bitorquatus picture
2.Picture of Jerdon's courser - Rhinoptilus bitorquatus

Jerdon's courser - Rhinoptilus bitorquatus picture
3.Picture of Jerdon's courser - Rhinoptilus bitorquatus

Rhinoptilus bitorquatus picture
4.Picture of Jerdon's courser - Rhinoptilus bitorquatus


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1.Picture source:
Author: PJeganathan | License: CC BY-SA 3.0
2.Picture source:
Author: L. Shyamal | License: CC BY 2.5
3.Picture source:,_or_the_plovers,_sandpipers,_snipes,_and_their_allies_(1888)_(14732500326).jpg
Author: several | Public domain
4.Picture source:
Author: Ranjini Murali | License: CC BY-SA 3.0
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