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Old Sunday 18th June 2017, 16:50   #1
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iohannis

The HBW Alive Key is admirably up-to-date, given James's replacement name was published only today, but I think there is a typo in the species name, which should read subcoerulea:
Prof. Dr. William John Ansorge (1850-1913) British physician in Mauritius, Uganda and Nigeria, zoologist, collector, explorer in tropical Africa (subsp. Sylvia coerulea).

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Old Sunday 18th June 2017, 16:59   #2
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I was so careful about getting the coerulea right, that I forgot the sub!!! Thanks, Mike.
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Old Monday 19th June 2017, 21:00   #3
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Shifting bird ...

James, I think you can delete the "probably" part on the other, second iohannis bird in the Key ...

Hemitriccus iohannis SNETHLAGE 1907 (here) as "Euscarthmus iohannis" a k a ; Iohannis's -, Johannis's -, Joao's -, Johanne's - alt. Johannes's Tody/Pygmy-Tyrant ... wow! ... alt. Amazon Tody-Tyrant (in Swedish: amazontodityrann)
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Genannt nach einem der Sammler der Purs-Expedition des Museu Goeldi.
Nothing more in the OD itself, but see here, in the words by Snethlage herself, in Boletim do Museu Goeldi (Museu Paraense) de Historia Natural e Ethnographia, vol. 5 (1907-1908):
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Euscarthmus iohannis Snethl.
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O nome foi dado em honra do Sr. Joo de S, que colleccionou o passaro no Rio Purs e que j 14 annos presta os seus servios como preparador ao Museu Goeldi.
If his name also included Baptista as in "Joo Baptista de S" (as claimed by Beolens & Watkins 2003) is unknown to me. Either way not to confuse with any other men known only as "Joo Baptista". There seems to be quite a few of them ...

Im almost glad his not one of "my" guys!

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Old Tuesday 20th June 2017, 09:11   #4
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Continuation on Hemitriccus iohannis SNETHLAGE 1907

James, I couldnt keep my fingers away ...

It does look like his full name truly was Joo Baptista de S.

See the List of Staff (for Museu Goeldi) in the same volume where Snethlage's second text appeared (here).

Also see Sanjad et al (2013), foot-note No. 26 (here, p. 204):
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... Joo Baptista de S (?-1909), o mais antigo funcionrio do Museu Goeldi na poca. Ingressou como servente antes de 1894 e, a partir de 1895, assumiu o cargo de Ajudante de Preparador da Seo de Zoologia.
No birth year found.

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