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  1. andrew147

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    There was no good reason to include Aplopelia in Columba in the first place. I was previously unaware of Bruxaux's study (thanks Jim), and I am fascinated to see genetic data for Starnoenas - apparently confirming the morphological/behavioural conclusions of Olson & Wiley (2016), that...
  2. andrew147

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    I already had this informally as Kaneloenas. It definitely would be better accommodated in its own genus.
  3. andrew147

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    In theory, how will priority work for the three Picus synonyms - specifically between Haematostreptos and Nematopicos? (I presently have them in the same un-named subgenus)
  4. andrew147

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    Hi James, just going through your names and adding as informal synonyms to my personal list. Most of them are clearly welcome but there are a few that I'd like to understand the rationale behind. Xaymacopicos - radiolatus is very close to superciliaris in the Centurus group of Melanerpes - why...
  5. andrew147

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    Garbanzornis is my new favourite word
  6. andrew147

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    Thanks very much Laurent, so informative.
  7. andrew147

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    And what of Amazonis (Reichenbach, 1851) - any thoughts? Is inda really the type species?
  8. andrew147

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    In that case, Chloroceryle for amazona and Amazonis (Reichenbach, 1851) for the others?
  9. andrew147

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    Promalacopteron? Uninspired maybe but it does the job.
  10. andrew147

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    Yes, good suggestion
  11. andrew147

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    Tetragonurus is great imo but are you sure it is not preoccupied?
  12. andrew147

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    No, not for me, it doesn't look bright blue in the field.
  13. andrew147

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    I would argue that what appears "very homogeneous" to human eyes should not be a determining criterion! We generally have worse eyesight than birds and we're not that great at visual differentiation - and humans being able to tell them apart is not a driving factor in their evolution! Also...
  14. andrew147

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    There are available names for some spp in your list. Alcyone (Swainson, 1837) (type: azureus) Micralcyone (Mathews, 1912) (type: pusilla) Dacelalcyon (Mathews, 1918) (type: monachus) and I think phaeocephalus is the type of Alophoixus, so it is the rest of Alophoixus that could do with a new...
  15. andrew147

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    great explanation, thank you
  16. andrew147

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    Ah, okay - you think the same goes for Ellipura?
  17. andrew147

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    Yes, I read that, but it has a different type species and it exists apart from Garrulax ...and 'probably a deliberate mispelling' certainly wouldn't hold up in court!
  18. andrew147

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    ...based on what info?
  19. andrew147

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    Can Garrulaxis Lafresnaye, 1838 (type: leucolophus) stand for this group? Regarding Eriodora, the type is 'Myiothera squamata' (not sure where Myothera ferruginea came in)
  20. andrew147

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    Is Eriodora (Gloger, 1827) a valid name for this species?
  21. andrew147

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    Greek word meaning "mischievous spirit" or imp.
  22. andrew147

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    This completes my informal naming for the time being. All divergent lineages in my personal list now have at least an informal name. There are also some more novel names from Jim. (Sub)genus Calococcyx for Clamator coromandus (Sub)genus Zonicrex for Rallina amauroptera & eurizonoides (type...
  23. andrew147

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    Ha ha, I have 20 more generic/subgeneric-level lineages that I would like a name attached to, then I reckon I'll be done... I will post on here when I've finished pondering
  24. andrew147

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    All looks good to me, thanks
  25. andrew147

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    A few more informal name suggestions: (Sub)genus Moniliperdix for Scleroptila streptophora (Sub)genus Francoptila for main group of Scleroptila (type: afra) (Sub)genus Nannonisus for Tachyspiza/"Accipiter" erythropus & minulla (type: minulla/us) (Sub)genus Cryptotyto for Tyto/Megastrix...
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