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"diagnosis not seen" for genus names in the Key A through S

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Old Monday 18th June 2018, 08:37   #201
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The Birds of Norfolk & Lord Howe Islands and the Australasian polar quadrant (with additions to 'The Birds of Australia')
● Kentrophorina Mathews 1928: p.6
Hein van Grouw made it to Tring prior to Mr. Jobling and published Mathews drawing of Kentrophorina on p. 195 and also mentioned on page 196 of an article:
https://www.researchgate.net/profile...s-Rallidae.pdf .
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A fruitful visit to the Ornithology Library at Tring, where Alison Harding's guidance was much appreciated, enabled me to reduce the "Diagnosis not yet seen" list to 38 generic names (cf. this thread #129). Some of these may be held in Tring's huge Separates Collection, which I was only able to skim, and some are held at the NHM London, to be visited in due course. The Key has now been extensively updated. I was especially pleased to consult the Kelsos' papers on the Strigidae, the encyclopaedic works of Gregory Mathews and Mathews & Hallstrom, and Davis's Pan American Studies (1978). The latter was a short-lived journal and is extremely uncommon in collections, so the following correct citations may prove useful;
Allasma L. Irby Davis, 1978, Pan American Studies, Vol. 1, No. 1, p. 26. Type species: Caprimulgus clarus Reichenow, 1892.
Diaphorasma L. Irby Davis, 1978, Pan American Studies, Vol. 1, No. 1, p. 30. Type species: Caprimulgus donaldsoni (Sharpe), 1895.
Annamormis L. Irby Davis, 1978, Pan American Studies, Vol. 1, No. 1, p. 39. Type species: Caprimulgus rufus (Boddaert), 1783.

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Thank you James for sharing. 90 generic diagnoses is very fruitful!
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James, congrats to a thorough housecleaning!

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