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  1. l_raty

    Passerellidae

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  2. l_raty

    Passerellidae

    Hard to say without knowing where the species belongs. Or did I miss something here? Klicka et al. 2014 [pdf] said nothing about its placement, except that it remained placed among the tanagers. So far as I can assess, no data associated to this study seem to be available in Genbank at all. (In...
  3. l_raty

    Passerellidae

    The original Greek word is ἀρρήμων, ον, speachless. The classical latinisation of ρρ is rrh, see the Appendix B to the 1985 Code; rr is a straight letter-to-letter transliteration, which used to be regarded as "less good" and was frequently "corrected" to the former. Nowadays, it's the original...
  4. l_raty

    Passerellidae

    It's probably the same...? 1842 is the date on the title page, but the work was issued in parts and the dating of the parts is unclear. Sherborn & Palmer 1899 concluded: "We therefore urge the advisability of adhering to the dates of the completed volumes rather than to any speculative date of...
  5. l_raty

    Passerellidae

    No, "that" rule said 50 years, not 30, and it fell out of use in 1973. See Article 23.9 of the Code for the current flavour. Basically: - No name ever "is a Nomen oblitum" automatically; you need a published nomenclatural act that makes it one. - The current rule works with a fixed reference...
  6. l_raty

    Passerellidae

    By the way, I've been wandering through 19th C literature lately, and: - Passerellidae Cabanis & Heine 1850-51 (Passerella Swainson 1837); OS: Passerellinae; OR: subfamily; OD: Cabanis J, Heine F. 1850-51. Museum Heineanum. I. Theil, die Singvögel enthaltend. R Frantz, Halberstadt.; [p.131]. -...
  7. l_raty

    Passerellidae

    It is here: Maynard (1896): There is apparently no "forthcoming appendix", hence we are stuck with the above. Oberholser (1917) commented: The absence of included available nominal species does not make a name unavailable--a description or an illustration of the taxon denoted by the name would...
  8. l_raty

    Passerellidae

    - Centronyx Baird, 1858. [OD]. Type species Emberiza bairdii Audubon, by monotypy. This one seems easy, indeed. It also seems clear that Passerherbulus applies to the group including leconteii. Which name is valid for this group, though, may be rather less clear... - Passerherbulus Maynard...
  9. l_raty

    Passerellidae

    Agreed that the formulation is poor (even if it is "this assemblage", by which they presumably mean the clade formed by these species, that was though to include Emberiza--the claim is nomenclaturally incorrect, but phylogenetically it may be more defendable). Btw, Urocynchramus seems quite...
  10. l_raty

    Passerellidae

    And, as a still more conservative alternative, if you accept the combined analysis, leconteii-maritimus-nelsoni-caudacutus can go into Passerculus as well...
  11. l_raty

    Passerellidae

    Spizella abrorea is sister to Passerella in the mtDNA tree (BS=90, PP=.99); but this node is unresolved in the nDNA tree and in the combined mt+nDNA analysis. The combined tree has a "tetrachotomy" (if I dare ;)) [Spizella abrorea; Passerella; Zonotrichia; Junco].
  12. l_raty

    Passerellidae

    "Likely, some taxonomists would favor merging Xenospiza and Melospiza, resurrecting the genus Passerherbulus (Stone 1907) for henslowii and bairdii, and retaining Passerculus as a monotypic form. Such a taxonomy would be consistent with the relationships depicted in Figure 1. However, Figure 2B...
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