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  1. l_raty

    My taxonomic predictions

    Pretty sure no family-group name was proposed for the recent Gactornis, and I have no trace of a name based on Lyncornis either. I would make these name Gactornithinae and Lyncornithinae, though, as they end in a transliteration of ὄρνις, -ιθος, a bird in Greek. I would attribute Antrostomini...
  2. l_raty

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    His classification was quite idiosyncratic, being based mainly on what amounted to a purely phenetic analysis of osteological measurements and ratios. In 1961, he grouped Mesites with Kagu, Sunbittern and Jaçanas, in an order Jacaniformes. (Sibley & Ahlquist 1972 provided comments on many...
  3. l_raty

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    I'd rather write "Verheyen (1957), who made Otididae a part of Ralliformes". The extant families that Peters included in Gruiformes were the Mesoenatidae, Turnicidae, Pedionomidae, Gruidae, Aramidae, Psophiidae, Rallidae, Heliornithidae, Rhynochetidae, Eurypigidae, Cariamidae and Otidae...
  4. l_raty

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    I didn't know this either. Although the relationships of larvata relative to Streptopelia, Nesoenas, Spilopelia, Columba remain not fully resolved here, a taxonomy recognizing Aplopelia would indeed seem to match the results.
  5. l_raty

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    I'd be a bit cautious about it. First, this is based only on a cyt-b sequence -- this is the only gene that has been sequenced for Columba larvata. Second, there are five cyt-b sequences for this species in GenBank (4 from Valente et al 2020, and a shorter one from Wilson et al 2022). Four of...
  6. l_raty

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    Just a couple of nomenclatural comments - The stem of Megapodius is Megapodi-. Thus, IMHO, Megapodiiformes, Megapodiidae, Megapodiinae, Megapodiini. Also : a family-group name Alecturidae was first used by Jameson in 1839, which actually makes it older than Talegallini Bonaparte 1842; the same...
  7. l_raty

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    OK -- https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1463-6409.2008.00382 I place little confidence in supertrees, actually. (Real supertrees, as in this paper, which are obtained by combining the topologies of trees published elsewhere -- these are typically much less trustworthy than trees built from a...
  8. l_raty

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    Can you explain why you do not use Eudromiinae Bonaparte 1854, instead of Nothurinae Miranda-Ribeiro 1938 ? Is Chendytini Livezey 1997 really available, and not a nomen nudum ?
  9. l_raty

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    Using a published hemoglobin sequence, I recovered Plectropterus as sister to Pteronetta, in an undetermined position within Anatinae. Pteronetta seems to be an Aythyini as per other publications, based on other genes. This was nearly a decade ago, but this sequence remains the only one...
  10. l_raty

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    FWIW, Ptilospila would mean "feather spot"; "spotted feather" would be Spiloptila. (But this is already used for a quite different bird, of course.)
  11. l_raty

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    Gray 1844 is the earliest I find right now. Unless someone else did the opposite at an earlier date, this gives priority to borealis over jamaicensis (and leverianus, which was introduced on the same page as well). The authors responsible for the present situation may be Wetmore & Swales 1931...
  12. l_raty

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    As an aside, who acted as first reviser to fix the precedence between these two names ? (19th C (and early 20th C) authors appear to have used borealis as valid, and treated jamaicensis as a synonym. Falco jamaicensis and F. borealis were described at identical ranks, on the same page of...
  13. l_raty

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    In my notes, I have... Poecilopternis Kaup 1847 OD : Kaup JJ. 1847. Monographien der Genera der Falconidae. Fünfte Monographie. V. Subfamilia. Buteoninae. Isis (Oken), 40: 325-386.; p. 325; 1847 - Isis von Oken - Biodiversity Heritage Library Included nominal species : Buteo wilsonii (syn...
  14. l_raty

    My taxonomic predictions

    "In theory" (= assuming that the same BF post could have made the names available simultaneously), and unless they were used as the valid name of taxa of different works when made available (in which case the name used for the taxon of higher rank has automatic precedence), you'd need First...
  15. l_raty

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    Amazonis Reichenbach 1851 Reichenbach HGL. 1851. Handbuch der speciellen Ornithologie. Alcedineae. The King-fishers.--Les Martin-pêcheurs.--Die Eisvögel. Dresden & Leipzig.; pp. iv, 28; Abt.3:Bd.6 [Text] (1836) - Die vollständigste Naturgeschichte der Vögel - Biodiversity Heritage Library ...
  16. l_raty

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    Thanks James. If it was provided by a member of this forum, it was definitely not me. What I can say is that you were still asking for it in Feb 2018, but that this definition was indeed in the HBW Key when it went offline in 2020. And that it was never posted on the forum itself.
  17. l_raty

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    Similar problem with Megaceryle, BTW: name : Megaceryle Kaup 1848 OD : Kaup JJ. 1848. Die Familie der Eisvögel (Alcedidae). Verh. Naturhist. Ver. Großherzogthum Hessen u. Umgebung, 2: 61-81.; p. 68; [OD not seen]. originally included nominal species : Alcedo guttata, A. alcyon, A...
  18. l_raty

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    I have never found the work that included OD of Chloroceryle, and would be extremely interested if anyone has or know of a copy. But in my current notes, I'm afraid that amazona is the type species of the genus. name : Chloroceryle Kaup 1848 OD : Kaup JJ. 1848. Die Familie der Eisvögel...
  19. l_raty

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    OD: http://www.publish.csiro.au/MU/pdf/MU9870188 (Genus Malurus Vieillot 1816, fairywren; Gr. οψις opsis appearance.)
  20. l_raty

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    This is one that is possibly open to discussion. Gloger C. 1827. Etwas über einige ornitologische Gattungsbenennungen. Notiz. Geb. Natur. Heilk. (Froriep), 16: 275-279. p. 278 : Bd.16-18 1826-1827 - Notizen aus dem Gebiete der Natur- und Heilkunde - Biodiversity Heritage Library This name was...
  21. l_raty

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    'Garrulaxis' is a subsequent spelling of Garrulax. Indeed, "probably deliberate" would not hold up in court. This name does not meet the Code requirements to be treated as a demonstrably deliberate emendation (Lafresnaye attributed it to Lesson and treated it as if Lesson had used this...
  22. l_raty

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    https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/35247055
  23. l_raty

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    Henry George Liddell, Robert Scott, A Greek-English Lexicon, κόβα_λ-ος.
  24. l_raty

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    Below is what I have in my notes - Stachyridopsis Oates 1883 OD : Oates EW. 1883. A handbook to the birds of British Burmah, including those found in the adjoining state of Karennee. Vol. I. RH Porter, London.; p. 52; v.1 (1833) - A handbook to the birds of British Burmah, including those found...
  25. l_raty

    My taxonomic predictions

    Poecilornis Kaup (OD -- work noticed on 15 March 1844 in the Intelligenz-Blatt of Serapeum) is, I believe, senior to Poecilornis Hartlaub (OD -- in the Oct 1844 issue of a journal that was known to publish the issue for a month during the next month -- thus presumably Nov).
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