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Old Thursday 22nd February 2018, 08:21   #76
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Saka A. Roberts 1947: 18, pp.59-85

It's actually on p.83:
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I venture to suggest therefore that sakalava should be removed to a new genus, SAKA, differing from Ploceus in colour in lacking black on the face and throat in the males in summer plumage, the bill "pearly grey" (Grandidier) instead of black, or light brown in nonbreeding plumage, and the eggs greenish instead of white.
Eremiphantes A. Roberts 1947: 18, p.78
Eremiplectes A. Roberts 1947: 18, p.78

Obviously two variants of a single name -- Eremiplectes occurs on p.74 (not 78, thus), in a discussion; Eremiphantes on p.78, in a key; type and included species are the same:
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This is in the Chestnut Weaver, for which I propose the new subgeneric name of EREMIPLECTES, genotype Cinnamopterix trothae Reichenow, which is to some extent a migrant in the dry districts it inhabits in Southwest Africa, and with a counterpart in rubiginosus in the dry areas of northern East Africa.
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D. Plumage chestnut, head and throat, and stripes on scapulars, black, wings and tail brownish grey, in ♂; ♀ duller coloured and without black; outermost primary shorter than culmen and narrow; wing 80-85, tail 61-65, tarsus 21-22, culmen 18-20; height of bill 12.5, width 9.5 mm.: Melanopteryx (EREMIPHANTES subgenus nov., genotype Ploceus trothae * Reichenow; also rubiginosus Rüppell).
Sitagroides A. Roberts 1947: 18, p.81
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c. Plumage olive yellowish above and yellow with some chestnut below, head black in both sexes; bill black, long and slender as in Hyphanturgus; size small, wing 70, tail 55, tarsus 21-23, culmen 19-20 mm.: SITAGROIDES, gen. nov., genotype Sitagra aliena Sharpe; also includes subpersonata).
Bensonhyphantes A. Roberts 1947: 18, p.82
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e. Upper parts dull coloured. without black in plumage, wings and tail dusky olive ashy, from crown to tail olive yellowish, below dull yellow. but throat olive greyish. bordered below with light chestnut, ♂ rather brighter than ♀ and with forehead light yellow; bill black, slender and pointed as in Phormoplectes; wing 80, tail 43, tarsus 20, culmen 16, height of bill 7.5, width 7 mm.: BENSONHYPHANTES, subgenus nov., genotype Symplectes oliveiceps * Reichenow, subgenus of Phormoplectes.
(It may be worth to note that, on p.60 of the same paper, Roberts acknowledged the generous donation of a specimen of Parus parvirostris from Katumbi's, Nzimba district, Nyasaland, by Mr. C.W. Benson. He offered no explicit link between this and the new subgeneric name, however.)


Pseudalethe Beresford 2003: 74, p.58

There is a paragraph on p.69 that is explicitly titled 'Diagnosis' and that reads:
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Medium sized ground-dwelling thrushes distributed in forested habitats in sub-Saharan Africa. All species have dorsally unpatterned, sexually monomorphic plumage with white or off-white underparts. Dorsal plumages are chestnut-brown or gray-brown.
But this, at the end of p.68, may be more relevant:
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Alethe castanea is the type of the genus, so the poliocephala group (all of which were originally described as Alethe) must be given a different generic name; the name Pseudalethe is proposed (Table 4).

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Ferminia Barbour 1926: IX, p.74
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Ferminia cerverai gen. et sp. nov.
Generic characters: A medium-sized Troglodytid, with a small rounded wing, a long broad tail, and plumage of back and tail curiously soft and degenerate (somewhat recalling that of Bowdleria, but the tail less decomposed). Bill medium in length, compressed, almost straight; slightly shorter than head; rictal bristles obvious; the anterior feathers of the forehead acuminate, with heavy stiffened rachides and ill-developed webs (somewhat recalling other birds of palustrine association, as some rails, or Phacelodomus, etc.). Wing very short, weak, rounded; first and second primaries very short, third primary slightly shorter than the others, which are about equal in length. Tail long and broad , the rectrices all distinctly broadened; distinctly longer than wing. Tarsis one-and-one-third times as long as exposed culmen; the feet rather weak, the toes rather long and slender and the claws but little arched. Back, brown, wings and tail heavily barred above, belly pale and unbarred and tail beneath somewhat recalling that of Thryomanes.
Type: Museum of Comparative Zoology, no. 235,226, an adult male from Santo Tomas, Peninsula de Zapata, Cuba, collected by Fermin Z. Cervera, in whose honor the genus and species are named.
Cyanolimnas Barbour & J. Peters 1927: IX, p.95
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These two new birds were secured by the senior author while recently on Cuba. They were taken by the collector, Mr. Fermin Z. Cervera, to whom all credit for their discovery is due. A full discussion of their relationships will follow in a later paper.

Cyanolimnas cerverai gen. et sp. nov.
Generic characters. — A medium-sized ralline with short rounded wing; very short tail, the barbs of the rectrices very sparse; tarsus stout and short, not exceeding middle toe with claw. Bill moderate, somewhat longer than head, swollen basally. Nostril situated about midway in nasal groove, which is only about half as long as bill. Culmen ending in a point in the frontal feathering. Wing rounded: third, fourth and fifth primaries longest; second about equal to seventh. Tail very short, about two fifths as long as wing, the feathers sparsely barbed. Tarsus short, less than half the length of the wing and about as long as the bill; toes fairly stout, the middle one about the length of the tarsus.
Coloration: Above, olive brown; sides of head and under parts plumbeous; throat white. The coloring resembles closely that of Pardirallus rytirhynchus Vieillot. The combination of short wing and stout tarsus suggests relationship with Nesotrochis Wetmore (Proc. U. S. Nat. Mus., vol. 54, 1918. p. 516, type Nesotrochis debooyi Wetmore), but the latter has a tarsus more than twice as long as that of the bird with which we are dealing.
Torreornis Barbour & J. Peters 1927: IX, p.96
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Torreornis inexpectata gen. et spec. nov.
Generic characters. — A medium-sized fringillid with short rounded wing; rounded, almost graduated, tail; plumage long and lax. Bill moderately stout; culmen convex; rictal bristles indistinct. Wing very short, three times the length of the tarsus, much rounded; third and fourth primaries longest, only very slightly exceeding the second, fifth and sixth, which are subequal; outermost not longer than ninth; tip of longest secondaries reaching to the end of the eighth primary. Tail somewhat longer than wing, slightly graduated; middle pair of rectrices exceeding the outer pair by about one half the length of the tarsus. Tarsus longer than middle toe with claw; lateral toes about equal, their claws falling short of base of middle claw; hind claw decidedly shorter than its digit, the two together not longer (usually shorter) than middle toe without claw.
Coloration. — Back more or less streaked, or else plain purplish grayish brown; under parts without streaks in adults, except sometimes on sides and flanks; otherwise extremely variable (see “Key,” pages 233 to 235).
(Searching the volume for 'Torre' produced two hits, one on p.75 (thus outside the paper introducing Torreornis), the other in the index and pointing to p.75.)

Latoucheornis Bangs 1931: XII, p.91
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Hartert in 'Die Vögel der paläarktischen Fauna' (p. 2018) correctly says that the bird is not a Junco, but he calls it an Emberiza related to E. variabilis. La Touche, though he continues to call it an Emberiza, declares that it differs widely from variabilis, and should have a genus or subgenus made for its reception. This is my opinion also. Variabilis is not an Emberiza at all, but the sole representative of the genus Tisa, and is not at all like the little delicate siemsseni, its heavy bill, long, pointed wing, and long tail, unmarked with white, at once distinguishing it. Tisa also differs from Emberiza in some structural characters. I am sorry to say I do not know just what they are, but I well remember one day in 1925 when Professor Sushkin sat beside me, working at the long table in the Museum of Comparative Zoölogy, and I mentioned Tisa, whereupon he exclaimed with emphasis, "I do not like that bird." When I asked him why, he told me that he had found an excellent character that separated the Old World Emberizinae from those of the New World, and which had held good for all species he had dissected until he worked on the anatomy of Tisa, and, lo and behold, Tisa stood exactly connecting the two groups. He then added that, from its distribution and general appearance, it was perhaps what one might expect of Tisa. I dislike to see genera broken up more than can be helped, but Emberiza, as it stands in Hartert's 'paläarktischen Fauna,' is certainly a most heterogeneous assemblage, and the tendency since has been to subdivide it. By removing from it a few peculiar, sometimes monotypic, forms, there is left surely a much more natural group. One such form, that bears no near relationship to any other species, is Junco siemsseni which, it seems to me, is much better placed in a genus by itself and may well be named for the great authority on Chinese birds, J. D. D. La Touche:

LATOUCHEORNIS gen. nov. (monotypic)
Type, Junco siemsseni Martens
Characters.Latoucheornis siemsseni differs from Emberiza, as represented by the type species E. citrinella and many related forms, in the following characters: It has a very small, weak, slender bill; the cutting edge of the maxilla is less fluted and the mandible straighter, less upturned. The first primary is short; the wing is much rounded, the first primary being equal to the sixth, the second equal to the fifth, the third and fourth subequal and longest. The tail is short with wide rectrices, the middle pair similar to the others, not noticeably narrowed and pointed toward the tip. The coloration is peculiar : the male is slate-color, except the belly, under tail-coverts, wing lining, axillars and mark across outer tail feathers, which are pure white; the female is reddish brown where the male is slate-color, becoming more olivaceous on the rump and lower sides, but it has the same white areas.
Aenigmatolimnas J. Peters 1932: XIII, p.64
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Porzana marginalis has been placed sometimes in Corethrura Reichenbach, which genus was subsequently replaced by Limnobaenus Sundevall, but even when Limnobaenus and Porzana are united, as has been done by Hartert and others, quite correctly in my opinion, the bird does not fit. I believe that in such cases aberrant species are best segregated in monotypic genera, if they cannot be removed to some genus where their characters entitle them to admission. In this case no such course is open, nor has a genus ever been created for Porzana marginalis. Under these circumstances I propose

AENIGMATOLIMNAS gen. nov.
Type (and only known species), Porzana marginalis Hartlaub.1
Characters. — Small Rallidae, superficially similar to Porzana but with more compressed bill and oilmen more arched; nasal sulcus shallow and poorly defined; nostril elliptical, situated along the lower margin and dose to the anterior end of the sulcus; tail about two fifths as long as wing; tarsus one third as long as wing; middle toe without claw longer than tarsus; hind toe without claw equal to basal phalanx of middle toe.
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Zaratornis Koepcke 1954: 16, p.2

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Con ocasión de los estudios ecológicos y zoogeográficos en las vertientes occidentales andinas del Perú central, efectuados junto con mi esposo, Dr. Hans-Wilhelm Koepcke, hemos encontrado, además de una serie de aves que no eran hasta ahora conocidas de esta región, un Cotingido que debe ser considerado como una nueva especie. Esta última se diferencia de manera tan marcada de las formas más cercanas, que me parece haber fundamento para el establecimiento de un género nuevo, con relaciones más próximas con Doliornis TACZANOWSKI y Heliochera FILIPPI. Han sido colectadas hasta ahora dos ♀♀ en Zárate y una ♀ en Yánac, ambas localidades (la última fué colectada por Carriker); el ♂ es hasta ahora desconocido. Agradezco mucho al señor Prof. Dr. E. Stresemann, Zoologisches Museum der Universitát Berlin, quien recibió el paratipo y me ha favorecido con sus consejos. El fué el primero en reconocer esta ave como perteneciente a un género nuevo.
After an introduction in Spanish, she suddenly turned to German:
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Zaratornis nov. gen.
DIAGNOSE.
Eine Cotingidengattung mit der Flügelformel : 3. = oder wenig>4.>5.>2.>6.>7.>1. Schnabel etwas geschwollen und an der Basis deutlich schmäler als bei Heliochera. Zumindest das ♀ ohne Haube oder deutliches Farbabzeichen auf dem Scheitel. Die beiden äusseren Handschwingen sind nicht zugespitzt.
GENOTYPUS: Zaratornis stresemanni nov. spec.

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Schoutedenapus De Roo 1968: 77 (3/4), p.413

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An analysis of the foot structure of the African Scarce Swift, Apus myoptilus (Salvadori), reveals that this species cannot longer stand in the genus Apus and, in the absence of any other suitable generic name, should be named:

SCHOUTEDENAPUS, gen. nov.

Diagnosis : superficially close to Apus with which it was formerly confused, but with an anisodactyl instead of a pamprodactyl foot; number of phalangi not reduced in the third and fourth toes; tarsometatarsus feathered.
Type species: Schoutedenapus myoptilus (Salvadori),
--------------- Cypselus myoptilus Salvadori, Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. Genova, Ser. 2a, Vol. VI: 228-229. 1885.
On the next page (p.414), he adds:
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Schoutedenapus is a composite word including the formerly used genus name of myoptilus, preceded by the name of Dr. H. Schouteden, my master in african ornithology and Honorary Director of the Tervuren Museum.

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Heuglinornis Boetticher 1935: 17, p.150

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Während alle diese bisher aufgeführten Arten und Rassen sich zwar in der Bildung der Haube und anderen kleinen Merkmalen mehr oder minder deutlich von einander unterscheiden, stimmen sie im Allgemeinen doch in Körperbau und Färbung recht stark überein, sodaß man sie doch wohl am besten in einer und derselben Gattung zusammenfassen muß. Dagegen steht m. Е. der weißhaubige Turako, Turacus leucolophus (HEUGL.) allen anderen Formen der Gattung sehr deutlich gegenüber und bildet eine ganz eigene und scharf gesonderte Gruppe für sich.
Schon der allgemeine Färbungscharakter des Gefieders ist ein anderer als der der übrigen Formen. Die weiße Färbung von Hals, Nacken, Kehle und Hinterkopf weicht stark und auffallend von der sonst in der Gattung allgemein üblichen Gefiederfärbungsart ab.
Die Gestalt der Haube ist ebenfalls eine ganz andere als bei den vorbesprochenen Arten und Rassen. Die Haubenfedern sind seidenartig weich, fein zerschlissen und haarartig dünn. Die Haube selbst, die ebenfalls von weißer Farbe ist, setzt erst ungefähr dicht hinter der Mitte des Scheitels an. ist in einer ganz eigenartigen Weise ganz platt gedrückt und umgibt die Seiten des Hinterkopfes und den Nacken wie ein aufgespannter Schirm. Wir können sie geradezu als "Schirmhaube" bezeichnen. Die die Nasenlöcher bedeckenden F ederchen sind seidenartig weich und wenden sich aus der ursprünglichen Vorwärtsrichtung bald in eine deutliche Aufwärtsrichtung, während sie bei den anderen Arten ziemlich hart und starr sind und zum Teil in den vorderen Partien nur nach vorn, in den basaleren Teilen nur schräg nach oben gerichtet sind.
Ganz besonders abweichend ist aber bei dieser Art die Gestalt des Schnabels! Während für die Angehörigen der Gattung Turacus ganz allgemein als ein durchaus kennzeichnencles Merkmal den anderen Familienangehörigen gegenüber ein seitlich stark zusammengedrückter, mit einer sehr schmalen und ziemlich scharfkantigen Firste versehener Schnabel geradezu charakteristisch ist, ist der Schnabel der HEUGLIN'schen Art im Gegenteil seitlich garnicht zusammengedrückt, überhaupt kaum etwas eingeengt, und der mittelhohe Oberschnabel ist an der Firste deutlich stumpf abgerundet. Diese verläuft ohne Einsenkung in die Stirn und ist an dieser Stelle auch nicht wie bei den anderen Arten durch die Stirnbefiederung verdeckt. Auch die Nasenlöcher sind anders gestaltet als bei den anderen Arten, stehen mehr aufrecht uud sind weiter rückwärts und tiefer an die Schnabelbasis hingerückt als bei den rückwärts und tiefer an die Schnabelbasis hingerückt als bei den typischen Arten. In der Gestalt ähnelt der Schnabel abgesehen von seiner geringeren Größe und der Lage der Nasenlöcher noch am meisten dem der Lärmvögel. Jedenfalls unterscheidet sich der weillhaubige Turako gerade in dem für die Gattung Turacus Cuv. besonders kennzeichnenden Punkt, nämlich in der Schnabelform, ungemein stark und auffällig von den anderen Arten. Es ist daher m. E. durchaus erforderlich, die HEUGLIN'sche Art aus der Gattung Turacus Cuv. herauszuziehen und eie in eine eigene selbständige Gattung zu stellen. Obwohl HEUGLIN selbst auf diese bemerkenswerten Unterschiede seiner neuen Art deutlich und eindringlich, hingewiesen hat, und obwohl auch andere spätere Bearbeiter dieser Vogelfamilie, wie u. a. SCHALOW (1886), dies keineswegs übersehen haben, sondern es ebenfalls ausdrücklich betonen, ist merkwürdigerweise bisher niemand darauf gekommen, für diese aberrante Art eine neue selbständige Gattung aufzustellen. Dieses sei daher hiermit nachgeholt! Ich benenne die Gattung, der Turacus leucolophus (HEUGLIN) zunächst als alleinige Art zugehört, zu Ehren des verdienten und hervorragenden Vogelforschers, der uns zuerst mit dieser Art eingehend bekannt gemacht hat, mit dem Namen:
Heuglinornis gen. nov.
Der roeißhaubige Schirmhauben-Turako heißt also demnach nach meiner Ansicht nunmehr: Heuglinornis leucolophus (HEUGLIN).
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Rupicola Bogdanov 1881: 12 (1), p.99
Sylvicola Bogdanov 1881: 12, p.99

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Cyanositta Buturlin 1916: 44 (2); p.149
Actositta Buturlin 1916: 44 (2); pp.151, 156, 168
Homositta Buturlin 1916: 44 (2); pp.152, 156, 169
Leptositta Buturlin 1916: 44 (2); pp.153, 156, 169

This is actually the same journal, here listed under its French title, and from a time when St-Petersburg had been renamed Petrograd. (Still later, the Society ceased to be 'Imperial', and Petrograd became Leningrad.) I don't find it online. The full original reference of the paper appears to be:
Бутурлин СА. 1916. Краткий обзор семейства поползней (Sittidae). [A short review of nuthatches (Family Sittidae).] Труды Императорскаго Петроградскаго Общества Естествоиспытателей [Travaux de la Société impériale des naturalistes de Pétrograd], 44: 145-173.
"Actositta" should read Arctositta. In this work are also introduced Poecilositta, Mesositta (the Richmond Index has this name as Melositta, but this seems to be wrong), and Micrositta. As well as, it seems, the subfamily names Cyanosittinae and Daphaenosittinae.)
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The full original reference of the paper appears to be:
Бутурлин СА. 1916. Краткий обзор семейства поползней (Sittidae). [A short review of nuthatches (Family Sittidae).] Труды Императорскаго Петроградскаго Общества Естествоиспытателей [Travaux de la Société impériale des naturalistes de Pétrograd], 44: 145-173.
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Alt. Труды императорского петроградского общества естествоиспытателей (like here)

But ... No. 46 seems to be from 1915 ...!? Others have No. 44 (the one missing) listed as "Т.44-45, 1913-1914".

If relevant?
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Onychospiza
(syn. Onychostruthus Ϯ White-rumped Snowfinch O. taczanowskii) Gr. ονυξ onux, ονυχος onukhos nail, claw; σπιζα spiza finch < σπιζω spizō to chirp. Diagnosis not yet seen (Przhevalsky 1876, Mongholiya i strana Tanghutov trekhyletnee puteshestvie v vostochnoi naghornoi Azii, II, (Aves), 81). Var. Onchospiza.
"Onychospiza, nov. gen." ... seen, found, on p.81 here!

Also see "Tab. XI" (end of book) ... alt. attached thumbnail, below.

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I want to thank Laurent for the hard and tedius work of getting info out of google books. I usually give up. The large expanse of text in Heuglinornis is amazing. Thanks to Björn for Onychospiza how did the rest of us miss this? Looking at the tabs this volume also has the OD of Urocynchramus nov. gen. on page 99.
Earlier Laurent linked two cites with this here: http://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?p=3485141 .
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Vertikal'noe i ghorizontal'noe raspredyelenie Turkestanskikh Zhivotnuikh
[Северцов Николай Алексеевич Вертикальное и горизонтальное распределение Туркестанских животных, 1873]
Atraphornis Severtzov 1873: p. 65 = here
I do not understand how this name can be a synonym of Scotocerca, as the Key suggests currently. (This may have been borrowed from the Peters' Check-list, where a fixation by original designation is claimed?)

The name was used without any comment by Severtsov on p.65 of his work, for a single species, Atraphornis aralensis Eversmann; the main text is actually on p.124. (A French translation of Severtsov's work, by L. Olphe-Galliard, was published in 1887 in the Hungarian (German-language) journal Zeitschrift für die gesammte Ornithologie: the translation of the relevant passage is [here]. H.E. Dresser also commented this work in 1876 in Ibis: the relevant passage is [here].)

On p.124, Severtsov included two species in Atraphornis, A. aralensis and A. platyura. The first one was a recombination of Salicaria aralensis Eversmann 1850 [OD] (see also fig. 1 on [plate 8]), which is a synonym of Curruca nana Hemprich & Ehrenberg 1833 (Desert Warbler). The second was a new species, and according to Dresser 1876 would be a synonym of Malurus inquietus Cretzschmar 1827 (Scrub Warbler).
I see nothing looking remotely like a designation of the second species in Severtsov's text. Salicaria aralensis is not designated either, but the generic name is explained within the account covering that species, and it is that species that is said to inhabit arid steppes with bushes of Atraphaxis, thus it is 'for' that species that the name was coined.
The first subsequent type designation, I believe, was by Sharpe in 1875 [here], who designated aralensis.

Thus (unless I'm overlooking something crucial), it seems this name should be a synonym of Sylvia.

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I appreciate your input here, Laurent. You are correct re the basis of the type given in the Key (i.e. Watson in Peters, XI, p. 125:"Type, by original designation, Atraphornis platyura Severtsov." = Scotocerca inquieta platyura). However, since Severtsov did not designate a type species (at least not in the French and English translations/commentaries), we must turn to Sharpe and accept that Atraphornis is a synonym of Sylvia, with type Atraphornis aralensis = Sylvia nana.
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Hartertula nov. genus Timeliidarum. Das Zoolog. Museum Berlin erwarb vor kurzem von der Naturalienhandlung Fritsche in Bremerhaven 3 Exemplare der Neomixis flavoviridis, welche vor Jahresfrist von Hartert nach einem Exemplar aus Analama- zastra, Madagaskar beschrieben worden ist. (Bull. B. O. Club 45, 1924, p. 35). Diese Stücke wurden im Januar 1925 in Lakata, Ost-Madagaskar, erbeutet. Flügel „cf" 52—54, „9" 54 mm. Die neue Art weicht durch ihren...
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Old Wednesday 14th March 2018, 13:04   #88
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Even if the full OD is still unseen ... as Stresemann clearly refer to BBOC "45, 1924, p.35" (here), there´s no doubt the guy in Hartertula (1925) is the well-known Ernst Hartert.

If anyone (contrary to expectation) had any hesitation ...

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Chlorostola Simon 1918: p.39
Chloropogon Simon 1918: p.39
Coeliola Simon 1918: p.39
The title/sub-title/heading of this "unseen" paper is probably Notice sur les travaux scientifiques de M. Eugène Simon, (correspondant de l' Académie des Sciences. Paris), most likely found in La Géographie : bulletin de la Société de géographie 32 (No.4), by M. Villain et M. Bar, 1918.

However; also "unseen" by me.

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"Notice sur les travaux scientifiques de H. Eugène Simon" Eugène Louise Simon so the H is probably a M for Monsieur .
Laurent disusses the work in the Bogata Sunangel thread:
https://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?p=3588370 .
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most likely found in La Géographie : bulletin de la Société de géographie 32 (No.4)
This can be seen [here], but I find nothing by Eugène Simon in it.
Several citations I've seen suggest Notice sur les travaux scientifiques is a 55-page book.
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The title/sub-title/heading of this "unseen" paper is probably ...

If of any use?

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Thereby; probably not ... and; of absolutely no use!

But, it was worth a try.

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The Spain Spider group describes it as Simon (E.), 1918d. - Notice sur les travaux scientifiques de M. Eugène Simon. Paris, 1918, pp.1-55. (Arachnides, pp.14-34, 41-49). The Wall Strret Journal international quotes from it. https://wsimag.com/es/ciencia-y-tecn...ne-louis-simon .
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Siphia
(syn. Ficedula Ϯ Rufous-gorgetted Flycatcher F. strophiata) Nepalese name Siphya for the Rufous-gorgetted Flycatcher (see Dimorpha). Diagnosis not yet seen (Hodgson 1837, The India Review of Works on Science, and Journal of Foreign Science and the Arts, 1 (12), 651).
Seen here ... alt. here (added to BHL 01/25/2017).
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Well found, Björn - and Niltava, too!
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Zavattariornis Moltoni 1938: 46 (3), p.80
"Zavattariornis stresemanni novum genus et nova species ..." MOLTONI 1938, earlier dealt with here, with OD copied, scanned and attached.
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Today's HBW Alive Key also have the following entry:
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● (syn. Calidris Ϯ Dunlin C. alpina) "HALVE SNEP, LOOPERTJE, in 't Lat. Cinclus.* [RAY. Syn. Av. p. 110]" (Moehring 1758); "L'ALOUETTE-DE-MER. ... CINCLUS" (Brisson 1760): ex "Cinclus" of Gessner 1555, "Schoeniclus" of Aldrovandus 1599-1603, "Junco" of Charleton 1668, "Ox-eye" of Ray 1713, and other references. The "Ox-eye" of Ray is certainly the Dunlin. Cinclus Anon., 1804 (Allgemeine Lit.-Zeitung, II (no. 168), col. 542 (OD not seen)) also seems to be a Calidris sandpiper.
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Not sure is it is completely right in this thread, but as per key:

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Chionogaster
(syn. Amazilia Ϯ White-bellied Hummingbird A. chionogaster) Specific name Trochilus chionogaster von Tschudi, 1844. Diagnosis not yet verified; perhaps only a specific name.
Here Tschudi wrote:

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Da der Name Tr. leucogaster schon für einen anderen Colibri angewendet wurde, so haben wir denselben in chionogaster umgeändert.
So Tschudi described the hummer here as Tr. leucogaster and realized that the name was already occupied by Amazilia leucogaster (Gmelin, JF, 1788). Therfore he used a new name. I do not see Chionogaster as genus but maybe someone else created this genus based on this species.

Note: As I have no clue where the name derived from there is also White-breasted Hawk
Accipiter chionogaster (Kaup, 1852).

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Accipiter chionogaster (Kaup, 1852).
https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/...ge/65/mode/1up .
Zoonomen: Accipiter erythronemius Citation
Kaup described this as: "Nisus vel Acc. erythronemius"
vel means "or" in Latin.
This makes me somewhat uncertain as to whether the author's name should be in parentheses, though most works print it so.
A similar case is Accipiter chionogaster described by Kaup as:
"Nisus (seu Accipiter) chionogaster"
seu is a complex and subtle Latin conjunction meaning essentially "or if".
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To quote Laurent :...in 1931 Otto Schnurre named Merrem as the author. Page 65 of :
https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?...iew=1up;seq=77 .
Yes, but to be fully Code-compliant, we should in principle cite it as "Cinclus anonymous (= Merrem)", not as "Cinclus Merrem". But, of course, not doing so is a very minor infringement of the rules which can't really have any significant consequence. ...
https://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=338523 .
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