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    Alectoris chukar

    It is often quite difficult to get access to papers published in the former USSR in the decades from the 1920s to the 1960s. Only for the later decades of that period are there ornithological journals, and many papers were published in universal biological or scientific journals or in...
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    Turdulus Gray, 1846 was used for a subgenus of Geokichla by Wolters (Vogelarten d. Erde, Lfg. 6, 1980: 409) with Geokichla wardii (Blyth, 1842) the only included species. Turdulus was introduced by Hodgson (1844) in J. E. Gray's Zool. Misc. 3, p. 83 for O[reocincla]. ? rostrata and O. ...
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    Pheugopedius vs. Sphenura

    While updating my files on the Troglodytidae I stumbled over the use of Pheugopedius Cabanis, 1851 (type species Pheugopedius genibarbis Cabanis) for a genus of wrens formerly included within Thryothorus Vieillot, 1816 in H&M 4 as well as HBW/BirdLife Illustr. Checklist. There is the much older...
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    Subfamilies in Tinamidae

    Dear all, in a recent paper, Bertelli et al. (2014) proposed a phylogeny of the Tinamidae based on oseological and myological data. Their study revealed two subfamilies, one for the forest-dwelling taxa (Nothocercus, Tinamus, Crypturellus) forming the subfamily Tinaminae, and another one for...
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    Uria aalge ibericus

    Dear all, a new subspecies of Common Guillemot Uria aalge breeding off the coast of the Iberian Peninsula was described by F. Bernis in 1949 in Bol. Real. Soc. Espanola Hist. Nat. 46 (1948), pp. 647-684: U. a. ibericus. It is currently considered a synonym of U. a. albionis Witherby, 1923...