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  1. J

    BOW Key

    The Key: a few more additions (see #125). — Acanthopus, Adelopes, Anchilorhinus, Anthocichla, Driophlox, Neophilydor, Protopelma, Pseudoxenops, Quechuavis, Stictocerthia, Tepuiornis, Thaumatius, Titanoperdix
  2. J

    Wader Singapore Feb 2024

    Mike, I appreciate your interpretation (which reminds me to effect the necessary changes to The Key – wearing my Cornell BOW hat). However, on the other hand, for my own personal list (having seen true Anarhynchus in NZ and lots of Charadrius around the world) I cannot quite reconcile the...
  3. J

    Wader Singapore Feb 2024

    With a longer, thinner bill and apparently white rump, the rear bird certainly looks different to the Charadrius sand plovers. A Tringa perhaps?
  4. J

    Birds of the World. The Art of Elizabeth Gould

    Andrea Hart and Ann Datta. 2023. Birds of the World. The Art of Elizabeth Gould. Prestel Verlag, Munich. pp. 247; col. plates, col. figures. ISBN 978-3-7913-7987-6 Elizabeth Gould’s work was overshadowed by that of her husband, the entrepreneur and publisher John Gould. However, she supported...
  5. J

    BOW Key

    In addition to the Index of English Names of Type Species (see #126) (search ZZZ) I have now created an Index of Scientific Names of Type Species (search ZZY) for The Key.
  6. J

    BOW Key

    Still burrowing away, Erikjan. I admire your persistence. Some of these were already in The Key (probably from the "old days" when I ploughed through Peters: Entomedestes, Chasiempsis, Molothru) and I have added the rest.
  7. J

    Juv. Gannet ?

    Curlew Numenius arquata
  8. J

    BOW Key

    Thanks, Erikjan. All added to The Key, except non-avian Prionocheilus in Coleoptera and Callista in Mollusca.
  9. J

    BOW Key

    Thanks again, Erikjan. All grist to the mill, except Eropsilus, a lapsus for Uropsilus Milne-Edwards, 1871, in Mammalia (see Hemiura).
  10. J

    BOW Key

    Re #174 I regret to report that I have succumbed to a bad attack of Giebelitis - see pacapaca, sausarai, scharchir. . . . . . . . .Is there any known cure?
  11. J

    BOW Key

    Agreed that Giebel, with his multitudinous spelling errors, should be left on the backburner - subject to exceptions!
  12. J

    BOW Key

    Interesting little group, especially Adelopes Dupont, which I am investigating further. EDIT: I have just noticed Acanthopus Giebel - but going through his Thesaurus Ornithologiae is the true path to madness! EDIT 2: Aegialornis Lydekker is from the Eocene, too early for inclusion in The Key.
  13. J

    BOW Key

    Erikjan, Thanks for this latest contribution. Two are non-avian: Campylirhynchus Dejean, 1821, is in Coleoptera; Triphaena Ochsenheimer, 1816, in Lepidoptera. Chlorilaema is a new specific name (i.e. chlorilaema — q.v.). I am treating both Anthocichla and Thaumatius as novelties also. The rest...
  14. J

    BOW Key

    To make The Key comprehensive the misspellings/variants which appear in the literature should be listed. Perhaps a hidden gem will be revealed?!
  15. J

    BOW Key

    Under the current ICZN 1999, Art. 33.3, incorrect subsequent spellings are unavailable.
  16. J

    BOW Key

    Swainson, 1837, wrote, "SITTELLA"; "Sitella Swainson" in Peters is a lapsus. I will change The Key entry
  17. J

    BOW Key

    I always like to include extracts from the OD, but, for some strange reason, I cannot access any of the attachments that Laurent has provided; can anyone help or provide a verbatim account?
  18. J

    BOW Key

    Carry on the excellent work, Erikjan. Alcedinoides and Macronous are varieties (in the broadest sense of The Key) of Alcedoides and Macronus, but Pseudoxenops Pinto, 1932, is completely new (i.e. I missed it!!). All now inserted in The Key. Readers may wish to learn that when The Key...
  19. J

    BOW Key

    Some of the original accented headers from my MS and the HBW Key were brought across (although I cannot find an example at present!), but I cannot insert new ones. Nevertheless, I believe the duplication of Phaethon, Circaetus, Chloephaga, Polihierax and their kin with their accented...
  20. J

    BOW Key

    Thanks for Threskornis. The use of diacritic marks, apostrophes, ligatures and hyphens in zoological nomenclature is forbidden by the ICZN Code (Art. 27, Art. 32.5); such marks are to be corrected (the German umlaut is to be replaced by e inserted after the vowel, e.g. ü becomes ue) or deleted...
  21. J

    Bogota skin

    From The Key: bogotense / bogotensis Bogotá (formerly Santa Fé de Bogotá), Colombia. In early ornithology “Bogotá” was used to designate a species of unknown provenance but, from the distinctive way in which the trade-skin had been prepared, presumed to be from the Spanish Main (= Spanish-held...
  22. J

    More Babbler shuffling!

    Both Motacilla passerina Gmelin, 1788, and Sylvia Aedonia Vieillot, 1817, are listed in the synonymy of Sylvia borin (Boddaert, 1783), by Hartert, 1910, Vog. pal. Fauna, I, p. 582. Regarding colouration, Vaurie, 1959, Birds Pal. Fauna, Order Passeriformes, p. 255. remarks of Sylvia borin...
  23. J

    HBWAlive Key; mission accomplished or mission impossible?

    Sitta Ekloni is included in the synonymy of Sitta leucopsis przewalskii by Hartert, 1920. Vog. pal. Fauna, I, p. 337.
  24. J

    HBWAlive Key; mission accomplished or mission impossible?

    Poorly composed. Better would be, ".... originally given the name Sitta Ekloni Przhevalsky, 1883 (a nomen nudum), ...."
  25. J

    Fringillidae

    The Key new entry for Iliolopha (note how Gray's fears about the fate of Tanagra have come to fruition): (Fringillidae; syn. Euphonia † Golden-sided Euphonia E. cayennensis) L. ilia, ilium flanks < ile, ilis flank; Gr. λοφος lophos plume; "e. Euphoneæ. ... 1060. Iliolopha, Bp."...
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