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  1. l_raty

    Accentor atragularis and A. atrogularis

    Connecting vowels in compound words are in principle completely independent of any gender consideration. The usual connecting vowel in Greek compounds is -o- (as in melan-o-cephalus). In classical Latin, -i- is the norm (as in atr-i-capilla); -o- was sometimes used as well, but this was more a...
  2. l_raty

    Accentor atragularis and A. atrogularis

    In the left column of the same page, the accounts of Accentor montanellus also differ between the two versions. The 'atrogularis' version has: while the 'atragularis' version has: The latter ("Mr Temminck has rightfully united this bird to the genus Accentor, under the name of Accentor (Manuel...