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  1. J

    Otis rhaad

    Mea culpa. Of course, Gmelin 1789 has the priority; I had forgotten that Sharpe 1894 (and elsewhere in the Catalogue) doesn't always give credit to Gmelin. Since Gmelin 1789 is based on Shaw 1738, etc., his combination Otis Rhaad should refer to the Little Bustard, but (?erroneously) the habitat...
  2. J

    Otis rhaad

    Laurent, Based on the figure on the plate and associated text I agree that Shaw's Rhaad is the Little Bustard Tetrax. In nomenclature, however, the name seems only to have been applied to Eupodotis senegalensis (by Rueppell 1837 and 1845). I have revised the Key entry.