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Old Thursday 13th June 2019, 07:42   #51
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Awesome work!

My suggestion :

I divided Ploceus into 3 subgenera (Deignaniplectes, Ploceela, Ploceus) ;

Quelea into 2 subgenera (Quelea and Queleopsis);

5 subgenera under Euplectes (Taha, Paraplectes, Euplectes, Brachycope and Coliuspasser)

[That said, taking into account the time of divergence of each genus , I could eventually raise them to generic rank]

I recognise 2 genera within the African weavers, Malimbus and Textor.

Clarification is needed for some Plocepasser species and Pseudonigrita cabanisi. However, I reinstate Whitellus for cabanisi
Thank you so much!
and thanks for your suggestions!
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Old Thursday 13th June 2019, 08:37   #52
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Hi guys,
Finally my paper got published!!
So I present to you, a first near species-level molecular phylogeny of the family Ploceidae. Thank you!!
https://academic.oup.com/auk/advance...cgVMUPwsLnryq4
Really great work. Congratulations!
One note. The correct scientific name of Bob-tailed Weaver should be Euplectes anomalus. Euplectes is masculine gender and anomala is variable specific name.
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Really great work. Congratulations!
One note. The correct scientific name of Bob-tailed Weaver should be Euplectes anomalus. Euplectes is masculine gender and anomala is variable specific name.


How do we know if a specific name is variable or invariable?
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How do we know if a specific name is variable or invariable?
Specific name is a noun or an adjective. Noun is invariable but more of adjective specific epithets are variable by Latin grammar (gender agreement).
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Really great work. Congratulations!
One note. The correct scientific name of Bob-tailed Weaver should be Euplectes anomalus. Euplectes is masculine gender and anomala is variable specific name.
Thanks Peter!
Noted the name ^_^
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