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  1. K

    binomen unchanged, but author in parentheses

    I'd like your opinion about this use of parentheses entries, in Peters' Checklist, like in this example from volume 1 (ed. 2): Nycticorax magnificus (Ogilvie-Grant) Nycticorax magnificus Ogilvie-Grant, 1899, Ibis, p. 586— Five-finger Mountain, Hainan. (see here: v.1:ed.2 (1979) - Check-list of...
  2. K

    BOW Key

    Here are some more misfits from Peters, not in the Key index: Peophila - v14:360 - Peophila aurantiirostris - biodiversitylibrary.org/page/14481561 Orycerca - v14:378 - Orycerca everetti - biodiversitylibrary.org/page/14481579 Plocus - v14:372 - Plocus...
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    BOW Key

    Again, I am not sure if these are belong in the Key but I had to shake them out anyway to improve the manuscript so here are all lapsus in the bold lines, the lemmata as it were, of Peters' Checklist: Spizeatus - v1:387 - Lapsus for Spizaetus - biodiversitylibrary.org/page/16109027 Eleania -...
  4. K

    BOW Key

    I still hope to dig up 'new-to-the-Key' names but these are mostly just more typos/mistakes, I think. Ah well - they're published & unfindable / not in the Key-Index so maybe they'd be useful there. 1 Eleocerthia - v12:226 - Eleocerthia ragazzii - biodiversitylibrary.org/page/14482343 2...
  5. K

    BOW Key

    Here are some more absentees from The Key out of the synonymy of Peters' Check-list. As usual, many sic's, and even one double sic (only now do I notice that 'erathrolaema' is also not in the Key). I added the 'containing' name - but that will be clear. 1 Eropsilus - v9:430 - not preoccupied...
  6. K

    BOW Key

    Finsch and Hartlaub are also quite unimpressed :). (in German) https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/32907232 Maybe it would make sense to just skip all his names. (/more than half/ in the sample above)
  7. K

    BOW Key

    There is also Neave's Nomenclator Zoologicus. These are names from 'Aves.' lines from the first 80 pages that The Key doesn't have an answer for: Aethurus (pro Aithurus Cabanis & Heine 1860) Simon 1897, Cat. Troch., 24.-Aves. Aenanthus (pro Oenanthe Vieillot 1816) Giebel 1872, Thesaur. Orn., 1...
  8. K

    BOW Key

    Tryphaena, the bird, had already "Not Triphaena Ochsenheimer, 1816, Lepidoptera" in its text so it seemed logical to give it an index-entrance too. (this was not the case for the duo Campylorhynchus / Campylirhynchus - I apparently forgot to check) Great! Thank you.
  9. K

    BOW Key

    These names from the Index of Peters (=volume 16, but also on the actual pages) are all unfindable in the Key. Some (most, I think) are present in entries of the Key, at least some are not. I'd like to know but it's probably a little difficult to keep track. However, I hope you let me know when...
  10. K

    BOW Key

    Thank you. Would it make sense to post a list of them? Do you want them? Beautiful names, hardly used ;)
  11. K

    BOW Key

    Working on the index of Peters' Check-list makes me wonder what the status is of "names" that are apparent typos but that are only in the index of a work. (That they /are/ typos, and what taxon they denote becomes clear when you look at the text on the page they point to). Can such names still...
  12. K

    BOW Key

    Here is another bunch of unfindables from Peters Check-list (no links ; easier to copy the urls later) Anthracocerus - v5:266 - v.5 (1945) - Check-list of birds of the world - Biodiversity Heritage Library -- Anthracocerus malayanus Synoicum - v2:94 - v.2 (1934) - Check-list of birds of the...
  13. K

    BOW Key

    I find all kind of mistakes. For instance, there are names in volume 16 (the index) of Peters that are wrongly spelled but that are correct in the pages to which they point, like Accipter, Aboricola, Aborophila. Unless you want them I will ignore these; PCL-index-only seems too rare a...
  14. K

    BOW Key

    Thanks! Sorry, I did not express myself correctly; instead of 'are not in the Key' I should have said be 'are not in the index of the Key'. I asked Mr Jobling about these often aberrant names, and he likes to be informed about them (so as to add them to the index / make them searchable, I...
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    BOW Key

    I found these (sub)genus names that are in Peters but not in the Key: Alcedinoides - v5:170 - Alcedinoides Laubmann (subgenus), Arch. f. Naturg., 89, Abth. A, Pseudoxenops - v7:129 - Pseudoxenops Pinto, Rev. Mus. Paulista, 17, 1932, pt. 2, p. 759 (p. 71 Macronous - v10:318 - Macronous Jardine...
  16. K

    BOW Key

    Fair enough. What do you think about 'perflava' and 'tephrus', which I shook out of IOC 14.1 data ? Hypocnemis flavescens perflava Basileuterus lachrymosus tephrus These two are the only missing word forms from 14.1 (they are obviously derivations: 'perflavus' exists, as does 'tephra' )
  17. K

    BOW Key

    I know these have been 'forbidden' for a long time, but if the values are in the Key text of the entry they might as well be searchable, no? (after all, plenty books from the 70's, 80s still have Circaëtus, etc.)
  18. K

    BOW Key

    I have extracted genera names from a (manually improved) digital Peters' Check-list (thanks to BHL). Below are the genera names that the Key gives an empty response for. They are mainly from volume 1 (edition 2). Threskornis - v1.ed2:262 - Threskornis G. R. Gray, 1842, List Gen. Birds, ed. 2...
  19. K

    Bogota skin

    In Peters' Check-list and elsewhere I often encounter the term "Bogota skin", which seems to be a 19th century term/practice/provenance, in recent texts mostly in quotes, and I wonder what exactly it means. Does it imply that the provenance is no further certain than Bogota (i.e, anywhere in...
  20. K

    Subspecies groups and future splits

    Perhaps we should have a separate technical thread about how one can use databases, for names. Someone should try Apache AGE, the postgres graph extension, and see what it can do with names.
  21. K

    Subspecies groups and future splits

    The IOC master list has 33,682 rows, and yes, I do think that's tiny (a few MB). Likewise the changes over a six months period are limited; 800 changes is not a serious load (800 writes per second is a serious load). Database strong points are: (1) handling huge data, (2) concurrent access, (3)...
  22. K

    Subspecies groups and future splits

    I don't know, the data is really tiny and more importantly, it hardly changes, and then mostly after much deliberation . It's going to be very hard to capture taxonomic expertise into constraints, so what advantage would a database bring?
  23. K

    Subspecies groups and future splits

    The huge advantage of using a spreadsheet (over a database) is that you don't need database people. Do you realize what they cost?
  24. K

    Latest IOC Diary Updates

    I think Oroanassa Peters, 1930 should be: Oroanassa Peters, JL, 1930 to prevent the authorname from becoming a homonym (there are three Peters) Thank you.
  25. K

    BOW Key

    The Key has (under 'manacus'): Dutch manneken pretty little thing That seems wrong to me, a Dutch native speaker. In Dutch manneken (also: mannetje) just means: 'little man'. Other meanings include 'male animal', but nothing like 'pretty little thing'.
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