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  1. J

    My taxonomic predictions

    Musing upon the mispronunciation of dedicatees' names I chanced upon some Laridae, and thought to add to my MS: Mexicalarus / Larus heermanni Oncomelarus / Ichthyaetus audouinii (the infamous "Ord-Wynne's Gull"!) Philogelus / Ichthyaetus hemprichii
  2. J

    My taxonomic predictions

    Thanks to Andrew, serenity reigns. In memory of Garbanzornis (see #226) I coin: Ancyropsis / Caligavis chrysops; Haematostreptos / Picus rabieri; Kizuzukia / Picus awokera; Nematopicos / Picus vittatus; Nesodieretornis / Lichmera flavicans
  3. J

    My taxonomic predictions

    Hi Andrew, Thanks for your comments. My sole interest is in names; divergence, embedment and genomic analyses I leave to the professionals. The only rationale for my MS checklist would be considered an archaic nineteenth century one, based on morphology and geographical distribution. I don’t...
  4. J

    My taxonomic predictions

    Mea culpa - too much Auxey-Duresses. For Scotinella read Tephrinella.
  5. J

    My taxonomic predictions

    My library is still in storage and to while away the hours I succumbed to creating new genera and subgenera for my own checklist, all citizen-science for my amusement and to keep up with Jim and Andrew, based mainly on morphology and geolocation. The following new fabrications are included under...
  6. J

    My taxonomic predictions

    Laurent, in my definitions in The Key for both Chloroceryle and Megaceryle I have, "Die Ceryle zerfallen in die Subgenera Chloroceryle, wohin superciliosa, americana, inda (nicht gesehen), amazona und bicolor gehören; ferner in wahre Ceryle, wohin rudis zu zählen ist; 3) in das Subgenus...
  7. J

    My taxonomic predictions

    Jim, I've noticed your deliberate mistake; not Macroceryle Laubmann, 1924 (a syn. of Megaceryle).
  8. J

    My taxonomic predictions

    You noticed my deliberate mistake; Tetragonurochibia new name for Tetragonurus preoccupied in Pisces.
  9. J

    My taxonomic predictions

    Let the games commence. Jim, I like Phlogope, but sympathise with your comment re Ludwigornis; I propose Tetragonurus for Dicrurus sharpei and other square-tailed Afrotropical drongos.
  10. J

    My taxonomic predictions

    Thank you, Tom and Laurent. I have added Maluropsis to The Key. Tom, I assume we can all join in the game creating MS for your divergent species? I propose Finschiole for Iole finschii, and Nisovampe for Accipiter ovampensis!! The sounds you hear are Sundevall, Illiger, and Cabanis spinning...
  11. J

    My taxonomic predictions

    Thank you, Laurent - correct and concise as ever - you should write a book! I have adjusted The Key accordingly.
  12. J

    My taxonomic predictions

    Thanks Jim, I misinterpreted your #19 entry, which has Ixobrychus involucris & exilis followed by Microbutor & Poecilophoyx, assuming the order was retained, and didn't notice the changes in your Classification generique. I will swap them over - or shall I wait until the next tranche of new names?!
  13. J

    My taxonomic predictions

    The Key. I have now updated the Manuscript-names entry, and included brief etymologies of all the MS names in the main text. Let me know if any need changing.
  14. J

    My taxonomic predictions

    Just as I was about to to finish a major re-edit for the Manuscript-names entry in The Key!!!
  15. J

    My taxonomic predictions

    Thanks, Laurent. This is the new definition for Stachyridopsis in The Key: "(Timaliidae; syn. Cyanoderma † Rufous-capped Babbler C. ruficeps) Genus Stachyris Hodgson, 1844, babbler; Gr. οψις opsis appearance; "Genus STACHYRIDOPSIS, Sharpe*. 54. STACHYRIDOPSIS CHRYSEA. THE GOLDEN-HEADED...
  16. J

    My taxonomic predictions

    Yes, Jim. I have every admiration for Mathews and Bonaparte.
  17. J

    My taxonomic predictions

    Jim wrote, "Who? The dude naturalist?" "Gregory Mathews was an Australian millionaire who threw himself wholeheartedly into the study of Australasian birds, being especially interested in nomenclature. He indulged himself by coining hundreds of fresh generic and specific names to litter the...
  18. J

    My taxonomic predictions

    Jim, Are you a reincarnation of Gregory Mathews?! Here is a new entry in The Key: "Manuscript names. The literature of ornithology is littered with manuscript names, generally identified in texts by the combinations MS / ms (singular) or MSS / mss (plural), but sometimes quoted verbatim...
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