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  1. mb1848

    Saxicola torquatus sibilla an eponym?

    A wikipedia article on Maria Sibylla Merian quotes from a book that this stonechat name is for the artist and naturalist Merian. Maria Sibylla Merian - Wikipedia . "More than a dozen species of plants and animals are named after Merian" Maria Sibylla Merian: Artist Scientist Adventurer . I have...
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    The source of the common name of Sora.

    As it states on the tin: Bird Etymology, understanding, translating and decrypting scientific and common bird names. I hope this thread is in the right place. On July 16, 2021 in the early view of the Ibis is an article by Robert Driver and Alexander L. Bond entitled Towards redressing...
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    A fake genus name not in the Key

    Psuedoglottis Stejneger I could not find in the Key. Stejneger did not erect the genus very strongly or not at all? https://www.zobodat.at/pdf/Z-ges-Ornith_1_0223-0229.pdf . Footnote 1.
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    Falco horsbrughi

    The Key says: horsbrughi ● Lt.-Col. Boyd Robert Horsbrugh (1871-1916) British Army in Ceylon, Sierra Leone and South Africa, ornithologist, aviculturalist (subsp. Falco ruficollis). ● Charles Bell Horsbrugh (1874-1952) British naturalist at Transvaal Mus., Pretoria, collector in tropical Africa...
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    Black-browed babbler (Malacocincla perspicillata)

    Known only from one specimen collected by Schwaner 1843 and named in MS by Temminck. https://www.xeno-canto.org/forum/topic/39672 possibly refound? OD: https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/141467#page/407/mode/1up . I think there is at least one more specimen possibly a juvenile, the bill is...
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    Rhea Daerwinii

    Is Rhea darwinii the most correct name for Darwin’s Rhea? In February 1837 d’Orbigny named Rhea pennata for a small Rhea not in the ornithology part of the voyages but in his travels. (Itinerary) https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/163114#page/79/mode/1up He also used the name in an April...
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    Dr. T. Charlton Henry

    I miss the key. Not sure what it says about Dr. Henry. But Zoonomen has Thomas Charles Henry which is wrong. Dr. T. Charlton Henry 1825 – 1877 Father was a DD from Princeton born in Philadelphia who was a Presbyterian pastor in Charleston South Carolina. Jr. likely born there. Jr. attended...
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    wahingtoniensis, washingtoniana or washingtonii

    wahingtoniensis, washingtoniana or washingtonii which has priority and which is the right species name? I listened to an ABA podcast: https://www.aba.org/j-j-audubon-and-the-bird-of-washington-fraud-with-matthew-halley/ . And the author of the BBOC article uses washingtonii. This is sort of...
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    AOS blog post about Puerto Rico Tody name

    May this year a blog post was published which addressed why the Puerto Rico Today's scientific name was mexicanensis? https://amornithhistory.org/2019/05/01/aves-mexicanus/ My take is Lesson used the word inedit after his brother's name puertoricensis. Google translate that as novel or...
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    AOS citation problem for M. deglandi

    Ornithologie européenne, ou Catalogue analytique et raisonné des oiseux observés en Europe. Degland 1849. Species 484: https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/50452#page/484/mode/1up . Selys-Longchamps was a subscriber: https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/50448#page/12/mode/1up . 1844...
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    Small change to Lyrurus mlokosiewiczi

    In the KEY it lists the death year of Młokosiewicz as 1901 but wikipedia has 1909. A geneology website Geni has : Ludwik Młokosiewicz Polish: Ludwik Aleksander Młokosiewicz Birthdate: August 25, 1831 Birthplace: Warszawa, Warszawa, Mazowieckie, Poland Death: August 04, 1909 (77) Дагестан...
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    Original description of all species and subspecies of birds

    I do not do mammals . Mr. Jobling is done with 2k+ original diagnosis of the bird genus. Next species. Tinamus tao kleei Crypturus Kleei. C. pileo nigro punotulis albis adsperso; gula albicante; plumis aucheiiii griseis, dorsi ex olivaceo fuscis totis fasciis nigris transverse...
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    Additions to the ABA Check-list

    Four birds added to the ABA check-list. Most interesting to me is the committee is struggling over the common name of the River Warbler. "There is still a question as to whether the bird will be represented on the ABA Checklist as “Eurasian River Warbler” as it is on the Clements list or, as...
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    The etymology of watkinsi

    In the Key watkinsi is described as honoring Henry George "Harry" Watkins. For Grallaria watkinsi . https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/22875#page/292/mode/1up . The Key says that Incaspiza watkinsi is named for Harry's brother Cazimir "Charles" Watkins. It is named for Harry. See page 4...
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    Bannerman's Shearwater

    Bannerman's Shearwater is a species. http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.2326/osj.17.11 .
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    "diagnosis not seen" for genus names in the Key A through S

    Mr. Jobling says there are a few genus names from A through part of T in the Key he has still not seen the diagnosis. One mentioned was Philipinetta, the dignosis was available from a review of the original work. Bjorn rightly stated I had hijacked the Joko Windoo thread. Here is another in...
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    Motacilla wera for Vera Buturlin

    In the HBW Key Vera Buturlin is listed as fl. 1907. Her birth date from a link supplied by Laurent is August 12, 1873. (from Thekla Lark thread) And her death date is November 5, 1950. She remarried...
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    Birds named after Henry Dresser

    There is a new book about Henry Dresser and it has Appendix 3 that lists birds named for Henry Dresser. In US I can see a small part of page 281 listing Accento fulvescens dresseri, Carencochrous dresseri and Merops dresseri...
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    the valid name for the blue-faced population of Rusty-margined Guan

    The valid name for the blue-faced population of Rusty-margined Guan http://www.mapress.com/j/zt/article/view/zootaxa.4294.4.3 . http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/125340#page/131/mode/1up ...
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    Doctor Stierling

    Inspired by the Picidae thread I looked up D. stierlingi . HBW Alive! key to scientific names in ornithology says: "stierlingi; Dr N. Stierling (fl. 1901) German Army in East Africa 1887-1901, naturalist, collector in Nyasaland/Malawi and German East Africa/Tanzania (Calamonastes, syn. Cinnyris...
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    John McClelland FLS surgeon (xxxx-1883)

    Bjorn suggested starting a new thread. Here is HBW Alive! Key to Scientific Names: mcclellandi / mcclellandii John MacClelland (1805-1875) British zoologist, geologist (Erythrogenys, syn. Garrulax pectoralis melanotis, Ixos, syn. Megalaima zeylanica). I have seen the 1805 to 1875 listed all...
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    Etymology in Illustrated Checklist v. 2 HBW

    Reading the introduction of volume 2 of the Illustrated Checklist there are some replacement names introduced on page 7. There is listed the etymology of the names. http://www.hbw.com/sites/default/files/news/2017/Illustrated_Checklist_Vol2-Introduction.pdf .
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    A study of d’Orbigny’s “Voyage dans l’Amerique Meridionale”

    This is volume one of five volumes about this publication which does not involve etymology but the promised volume III of this study appears to. http://www.avespress.com/featured-periodicals/ . Vol 5 no. 1 Jan 31, 2017
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    Burning Questions

    Here is a link to an article by Dubois and Dickinson Burning questions and problems of zoological nomenclature. In Dumerilia August 2016...
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    Species description without type specimen

    On Zootaxa a paper on this issue. http://www.mapress.com/j/zt/article/view/zootaxa.4139.1.8 .