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  1. l_raty

    Scrubwrens & Mouse-warblers

    From a nomenclatural viewpoint, if the .pdf is not registered in Zoobank, it does not exist. 😉
  2. l_raty

    Scrubwrens & Mouse-warblers

    If the paper was printed, this is not a problem. (My notes indicate that subscriptions that included the printed journal were offered on the publisher's website in 2020.)
  3. l_raty

    Aegotheles savesi Layard, EL & Layard, ELC 1881

    This seems to be "the" reference about him : Astre G. 1962. Théophile et Alexis Savès, négociants toulousains en Nouvelle-Calédonie et collecteurs d’objets d’histoire naturelle et d’ethnographie à la fin du XIXe siècle. Journal de la Société des Océanistes, 18: 108-112. I only find this...
  4. l_raty

    Aegotheles savesi Layard, EL & Layard, ELC 1881

    You can get a stable link to an image of the archive by clicking the small chain link icon in the upper right corner. birth : DIRECTION DES ARCHIVES MUNICIPALES DE TOULOUSE - Visualiseur marriage : DIRECTION DES ARCHIVES MUNICIPALES DE TOULOUSE - Visualiseur death : DIRECTION DES ARCHIVES...
  5. l_raty

    Poll - Do you agree or disagree with the AOS's recent decision to abandon the use of eponymous bird names?

    Any change causes instability and confusion -- ain't you admitting this yourself in post #772 above ? Sometimes change is necessary, in other cases not. The fact that (necessary) "change is happening and will continue to happen" can in no way be regarded as legitimating the addition of still...
  6. l_raty

    Ianthocincla bieti Oustalet, 1897

    b. 21 Oct 1838 in Langres, Haute-Marne : here (cote 1 E 269/87), 275/483. d. 09 Sep 1901 in Saint-Cyr-au-Mont-d’Or, Rhône : here (cote 4E12054), 9/15. In both, he is just called Félix. (I assume that "Marie" must have been added at the time of his ordination, and had currency only within the...
  7. l_raty

    Acrocephalus rehsei (Finsch, 1883)

    No, indeed, I was going by what Stresemann wrote about him. Elsewhere, Finsch called Rehse his Reisegefährte, Begleiter, and Reisebegleiter.
  8. l_raty

    Acrocephalus rehsei (Finsch, 1883)

    "der Magistrats-Bureau-Assistent Ernst Carl Adolf Rehse". This doesn't really sound like something I would have expected a zoology preparator to become, but who knows.
  9. l_raty

    Corvoidea

    https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/2767764 Oops.
  10. l_raty

    BOW Key

    These look like names that were in use in the HBW book series.
  11. l_raty

    Minor on several preussi

    Most of the death record is in Kurrent, but the family names (Wiebecke, Preuss, Shrapel) and the name of his birth town (Thorn) are in Latin script. I read the name in the record as Preuss, like Martin. (Or, rather, Preuſs -- a long s followed by a short s.) For comparison, there is a ß in...
  12. l_raty

    Diederik or Dideric?

    Well, given that Diederik exists as a Dutch name, it also makes sense that Dutch speakers would have written it that way if they adopted it from Levaillant. The fact that the Boers were there before Levaillant's travels is no evidence that they called the cuckoo by that name back then. (Besides...
  13. l_raty

    Diederik or Dideric?

    I don't see anything explicit to this effect in Levaillant 1806. The only thing I find is : In this text, he explains the reason for the change (Didric is better because it expresses the bird's voice; Buffon's name expesses characters that are not unique to this species), but not the source of...
  14. l_raty

    Diederik or Dideric?

    What is a bit intriguing is that François Levaillant, in 1790, claimed he had coined the name himself from the call -- writing it, indeed, 'didric' - Did the Cape Dutch/Boer name arise independently, or was it itself originally a Dutchization of Levaillant's French name ? (Is the rendering of...
  15. l_raty

    BOW Key

    https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/39000900 Despite what Peters wrote about it -- "[nominative plural]" -- I'm afraid it's not plural at all, but actually a dative singular. ("Muscic. brachyurae ibid. p. 554. peculiarem habitum brevis cauda conciliat." -- The short tail gives a peculiar...
  16. l_raty

    Poll - Do you agree or disagree with the AOS's recent decision to abandon the use of eponymous bird names?

    E.g.: The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Birds (The spread of "Orite" in French for this bird is a quite recent thing.)
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    Poll - Do you agree or disagree with the AOS's recent decision to abandon the use of eponymous bird names?

    No "Long-tailed Bushtit" haters about ? ;) Or do you just not hear this in Britain at all, these days ? (I can live with "Panure à moustache" in French, although I will definitely call the bird "Mésange" when I meet it in the field. I can't help but finding "Orite à longue queue", literally...
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    Poll - Do you agree or disagree with the AOS's recent decision to abandon the use of eponymous bird names?

    These birds already have names, which are being used by millions of people. Unless you can provide a jolly good reason for a change, no choice remains to be made.
  19. l_raty

    Poll - Do you agree or disagree with the AOS's recent decision to abandon the use of eponymous bird names?

    One name disappeared as the result of a lump indeed. There is no real 'renaming' happening in a split or lump, as the entities that are named in your list before and after the change correspond to different taxonomic concepts. (Even if, to Joe Public, it may seem like the bird in his backyard...
  20. l_raty

    Nectariniidae

    Certhia coccinigastra Latham 1801 is the species-group name which is used as the valid name of the taxonomic species that includes Certhia splendida Shaw 1812, which was accepted as the type of Cinnyris Cuvier "1817" [= 1816] (by subsequent designation of Gray 1855) in the Peters' check-list...
  21. l_raty

    Parc Leopold / Parc du Cinquantenaire - BRUSSELS

    Hi, You can see complete lists of the bird species observed in these two sites at : https://waarnemingen.be/locations/72770/species/?species_group_id=1 https://waarnemingen.be/locations/72767/species/?species_group_id=1
  22. l_raty

    Eponyms in German journals

    Also, Leonid Portenko was born in 1896, which is not exactly compatible with having had a daughter in 1902. On the last page of this (which appears to be some kind of 'official journal' from the northern municipal district of St-Petersburg -- local news mixed with politically oriented stuff)...
  23. l_raty

    (Not only) Thamnophilidae

    What is the etymology of this name ? (Or is it actually selenosticta ?)
  24. l_raty

    General taxonomy megathread

    "Winged warbler" would be consistent with Tringa spp (i.e., redshanks + greenshanks) having been called 'shanks' and Regulus spp (i.e., goldcrests + firecrests) having been called 'crests' in recent times... ;)
  25. l_raty

    General taxonomy megathread

    I think one reason why the two way-split became so widely accepted was because it was actually based on both mtDNA and (limited) nuDNA (CHD1Z sequences -- see Ödeen & Björklund 2003, Mol. Ecol.,12: 2113-2130) data -- both of which appeared to show that Motacilla flava was not monophyletic if...
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