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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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Complementary addition on Dissoura

Today's HBW Alive Key:
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Dissoura
(syn. Ciconia Ϯ Asian Woolly-necked Stork C. episcopus) Gr. δισσος dissos double < δις dis twice < δυο duo two; ουρα oura tail; "20. August 1850. Herr CABANIS sprach über das Vorkommen eines doppelten Schwanzes bei einigen exotischen Störchen. Der obere Schwanz ist hier als der wahre zu erkennen und ist gegabelt und länger als der untere, abgerundete. Letzterer ist kein wahrer Schwanz. sondern wird aus den das Ansehen von Steuerfedern annehmenden unteren Schwanzdecken gebildet. Außer dem in Bezug auf vorstehende Eigenthümlichkeit bereits bekannten Maguari (D. pilla Molina) erwähnte Herr CABANIS noch zweier ostindischer Arten: D. leucocephala Gm. und microscelis Gray und vereinigte sie unter dem Namen Dissoura zu einer neuen Gattung der Doppelschwanze-Störche" (Anon. 1912) (Mark Brown in litt.). Diagnosis not yet seen (Cabanis 1850, Königlich Preußischer Staats-Anzeiger, Beilage i, col. 1484). Var. Dissura.
Thanks to the kindness of Stefan Weil, Universitätsbibliothek Mannheim, the OD itself, of the generic name Dissoura, allegedly by Cabanis, is no longer "not yet seen" ... but seen!

And it was, like I stated (in post # 122), found in Preußischer Staat-Anzeiger (No Königlich), in Nr. 240, published 1. September 1850, p. 1484 (see attached jpg of excerpt, and/or full page/s, in pdf format): "... unter dem Namen Dissoura zu einer neuen Gattung der Doppelschwanz-Störche." (in German Fraktur lettering, without italics on the generic name itself) ...

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Many thanks, Björn. The OD is very close to the "copy" indicated by Mark, but there are some interesting original errors ("mollin" for "Molina," and "Gen.," for "Gmel."), and I cannot quite make out whether Gmelin's specific name leucocephala is misspelled leucocphala or leucoephala. Anyone?
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You´re welcome James,

To me it is misspelled: leucocphala ...

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PS. I would assume that an erudite person, like Cabanis, wasn't personally responsible for any of those/such typos!
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Protopyrrhula BIANCHI 1907 (here, and here)

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