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Old Tuesday 20th November 2012, 23:35   #1
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Nectariniidae

John Boyd (TiF):
www.jboyd.net/Taxo/changes.html [20 Nov 2012]
www.jboyd.net/Taxo/List27.html#nectariniidae
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Hello,

does anyone know of a site with free access to one of the sunbird-relevant papers mentioned on TiF...?

Jønsson, K.A., and J. Fjeldså (2006a), A phylogenetic supertree of oscine passerine birds (Aves: Passeri), Zoologica Scripta 35, 149-186.

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Well, this page contains the Email address of Jon Fjeldså: http://zoologi.snm.ku.dk/ansatte/beskrivelse/?id=75192

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Hi,

I have the paper on pdf and can send it to you. I sent you a private message with my email.

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Bowie, R. C. K., 2003. Birds, molecules, and evolutionary patterns among Africa's islands in the sky. PhD thesis. Univ. Cape Town.

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Darren P. O'Connell, 2013. An investigation into the cryptic diversity of sunbird species (Nectariniidae) across south-east Sulawesi (Sulawesi Tenggara). Thesis.

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Afrotropical sperm morphology

Omotoriogun, Laskemoen, Rowe, Albrecht, Bowie, Sedláček, Hořák, Ottosson & Lifjeld (in press). Variation in sperm morphology among Afrotropical sunbirds. Ibis. [abstract] [supp info]
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Omotoriogun, Laskemoen, Rowe, Albrecht, Bowie, Sedláček, Hořák, Ottosson & Lifjeld (in press). Variation in sperm morphology among Afrotropical sunbirds. Ibis. [abstract] [supp info]
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Forest Double-collared & Moreau's Sunbirds

McEntee, Peñalba, Werema, Mulungu, Mbilinyi, Moyer, Hansen, Fjeldså & Bowie (in press). Social selection parapatry in Afrotropical sunbirds. Evolution. [abstract & supp info]

[Forest/Olive-bellied (Eastern) Double-collared Sunbird Nectarinia (Cinnyris) (mediocris) fuelleborni (incl bensonii) is treated a distinct species by BirdLife, H&M and IOC; but not by HBW, eBird/Clements or ABC.]

Cheke & Mann 2008 (HBW 13):

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McEntee et al (in press). [pdf]
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Black Sunbird

IOC Taxonomic Update:

Leptocoma sericea / L. aspasia
Change species epithet from sericea to aspasia

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[aspasia] Includes sericea Lesson, 1827 shown by Hachisuka (1952) to be a junior synonym in Cinnyris of sericea Bechstein, 1811 (a junior synonym of Nectarinia coccinigastra). Following Rand (1967) both were treated in the genus Nectarinia and the substitute name aspasia, put forward by Hachisuka, should have been used. Since Lesson's name was replaced in 1952 it is permanently unavailable
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Includes sericea Lesson, 1827 shown by Hachisuka (1952) to be a junior synonym in Cinnyris of sericea Bechstein, 1811 (a junior synonym of Nectarinia coccinigastra). Following Rand (1967) both were treated in the genus Nectarinia and the substitute name aspasia, put forward by Hachisuka, should have been used. Since Lesson's name was replaced in 1952 it is permanently unavailable
This should ideally have read (NB: not Peter's fault):
Includes sericea Lesson, 1827 shown by Hachisuka (1952) to be a junior homonym in Cinnyris of sericea Bechstein, 1811 (a junior synonym of Nectarinia coccinigastra). Following Rand (1967) both were treated in the genus Nectarinia and the substitute name aspasia, put forward by Hachisuka, should have been used. Since Lesson's name was replaced in 1952 it is permanently invalid.
(Albeit it may be worth noting that the permanent invalidity is at the condition that the substitute name is in use.)


If anyone is interested in checking the sources:

Hachisuka 1952 is [here].

Cinnyris aspasia Lesson occurs on p.676 of the first volume of the Zoologie of Voyage de la Coquille [here] (title page dated 1828, but this page part of livraison 15, issued on 3 Apr 1830 according to Mathews 1913), and on plate 30 of the second Atlas volume [here] (title page dated 1826, but this plate issued with livraison 7, on 21 Jun 1828 according to Mathews 1913).
Cinnyris sericeus Lesson 1827: [OD].
(Note that the latter cites the plate of the Atlas which, if all the dates were as above, would only be published several months later.)

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Old Monday 6th June 2016, 20:57   #13
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TiF Update June 6, 2016

Black Sunbird: The species name Black Sunbird, Leptocoma sericea, has been changed to aspasia. It was originally named as Cinnyris sericeus (Lesson, 1827), a junior homonym of Cinnyris sericeus (Bechstein 1811), so the next oldest name aspasia must be used instead.
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LeCroy 2010 states: Because Hachisuka (1952) replaced sericea with aspasia
before 1961, sericea is permanently invalid, even though the secondary homonyms concerned apply to taxa no longer considered congeneric (ICZN, 1999: 62, Art. 59.3), and should not have been resurrected by Dickinson (2003: 707) and Cheke and Mann (2008a: 268–269).
Dickinson et al 2015 states: One might speculate that Lesson himself discovered that his name sericeus was preoccupied and deliberately introduced the name aspasia for that reason, but we found no clear evidence to support that except that a passage about the quality of the iridescent feathers that is present in the Manuel account of sericeus is repeated word for word in the account of aspasia in the Voyage. ...Lesson’s comment was no doubt made from the plate avant la lettre .
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A new subspecies of Cinnyris whytei

A new member of the greater double-collared sunbird complex (Passeriformes: Nectariniidae) from the Eastern Arc Mountains of Africa
RAURI C. K. BOWIE, JON FJELDSÅ, JACOB KIURE, JAN BOLDING KRISTENSEN

Abstract

We document the discovery of the first population of greater double-collared sunbird (Cinnyris afer complex) from the Eastern Arc Mountains of Tanzania. We assessed phylogenetic relationships and taxonomic rank based on mtDNA sequence data, nine microsatellite loci and morphology. This new taxon, locally distributed in the Rubeho and Udzungwa Highlands, has close affinities (< 1% uncorrected sequence divergence) with C. whytei (split here from C. ludovicensis) of the Nyika Plateau in Malawi, but differs in having longer tarsi and in subtle plumage details. Although the birds from Nyika and Udzungwa-Rubeho are reciprocally monophyletic for mitochondrial DNA, coalescent analyses of the microsatellite data and the total molecular dataset could not reject the possibility of continued gene flow between the two populations. Thus, although we favour the phylogenetic species concept, we adopt a cautious approach and formally describe the Rubeho and Udzungwa greater double-collared sunbird population as a subspecies of Cinnyris whytei. This new sunbird taxon has been recorded only above 1700 m in scrub on the forest/grassland ecotone in a very restricted area in the Rubeho and Udzungwa Highlands of Tanzania. The effects of human settlement and agriculture threaten this taxon.



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Aves, Rubeho, Udzungwa, Tanzania, biodiversity hotspot, microsatellite loci

Cinnyris whytei skye, subspecies nov

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A new subspecies of Cinnyris whytei.
Can anyone with access provide details of the new subspecific name and its etymology?
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Cinnyris whytei skye, subspecies nov.
Holotype: ZMUC 103.506, Ad. male, 30 Nov. 2002, Mafwemiro Forest, Rubeho Highlands, Mpwapwa District, Tanzania; collected by J. Bolding Kristensen.
Paratype: ZMUC 103.507, Ad. female; 29 Nov. 2002, Mafwemiro Forest, Rubeho Highlands, Mpwapwa District, Tanzania; collected by J. Bolding Kristensen.
Etymology. The scientific name is used as a noun in apposition and acknowledges the contributions of the Skye Foundation to the education of African students. The Skye Foundation was established in 1997 in South Africa by the Zylstra Family Trust to fund postgraduate scholarships, tenable worldwide, and awarded on the basis of academic achievement in any subject.

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Cinnyris whytei skye: Many thanks, Fred, for details of this interesting and different eponym. I have added it to the Key.
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The cafer species clade can be classified under the genus Notiocinnyris. What do phylogenetics say?

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This apparently flew below the radars -

Lauron, Loiseau, Bowie, Spicer, Smith, Melo, Sehgal. 2015. Coevolutionary patterns and diversification of avian malaria parasites in African sunbirds (Family Nectariniidae). Parasitology 142(5):635-47.
[abstract & supp.mat.] [pdf here]
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I think the split (Cinnyris whytei) and the new subspecies Cinnyris whytei skye will come somewhat late for including in the HBW and BirdLife Illustrasted Checklist as I think that the manuscript for the book is already finished. Though Jon Fjeldsa participated in both works (the paper and the book).

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The cafer species clade can be classified under the genus Notiocinnyris. What do phylogenetics say?
(You presumably meant afer rather than cafer?)

This is not really a group that I monitor very closely; but, so far and if we look at published genetic data, generic limits in sunbirds seem to be in a state of total mess. Unfortunately, a global analysis is lacking, and the various studies that have addressed a part of the group have been rather inconsistent in the markers they used, which makes it hard to put their results together in an attempt to build something more comprehensive. Also, although a lot of sequences are available for some species, for many others, most genes have been sequenced once only: it is generally not possible to verify that these sequences are genuine.


As far as genus-group nomenclature is concerned:
  • Notiocynniris Roberts 1922 [OD] (p.253). Also spelled "Aethocinnyris" on p.254, see Roberts 1924 [here] (p.86) for a correction/first-reviser act making Notiocinnyris correct. Originally included nominal species Cinnyris afer (L.), N. ludovicensis (Boc.), N. stuhlmanni and N. schubotzi. Type usually understood as Certhia afra L. by original designation, although original wording not fully explicit; alternatively, the same type was designated by Ridgway 1927 [here].
In the same work, we also have:
  • Microcinnyris Roberts 1922 [OD] (p.253). Type, by original designation, "Certhia chalybeus L." = Certhia chalibea Linn. Introduced as a subgenus of Notiocinnyris, hence the latter has precedence.
But, based on Lauron et al 2015, Anabathmis newtonii would appear to be deeply embedded in the same group as well, hence we should probably consider this generic name too...
  • Anabathmis Reichenow 1905 [OD]. Originally included nominal species: A. thomensis (Boc.), A. reichenbachi (Hartl.), A. hartlaubii (Hartl. ex Verr.), A. newtoni (Boc.). Type, by subsequent designation of Sclater 1930 [here] (I think that -- once in while does no harm -- this won't be viewable from the US), Nectarinia reichenbachii Hartlaub.
For Anabathmis reichenbachii, only three barcodes are available (GenBank: [here]; BOLD: [here]). In ML, these cluster loosely (no support) with the only other member of the group (Cinnyris reichenowi) for which barcodes exist: it may be (or not...) that the type of the genus is part of the group as well. If it is, Anabathmis has precedence over Notiocinnyris.

I can't really say much more than this. (Perhaps the sequences associated to the description of C. w. skye might help to place the group in the family -- but they have not been released yet.)

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Right, Afer not Cafer.
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A few years ago the Miombo Double-collared Sunbird has been split up into Eastern Miombo Sunbird (Cinnyris manoensis) and Western Miombo Sunbird (Cinnyris gertrudis).

Irwin, M.P.S., Leonard, P.M. & Colebrook-Robjent, J.F.R. 2014. There are two distinct, not immediately related species of Miombo Double-Collared Sunbirds: Cinnyris manoensis and C. gertrudis. Honeyguide, 60 (2): 54-61.

Apparently, few people read the Honeyguide as this split has not yet found its way into recent world bird lists.
Eastern and Western Miombo Sunbird are known to overlap widely along the Muchinga Esccarpment in Zambia and may also do so in northern Malawi, northern Mozambique and southern Tanzania. They differ in size, structure, colour, voice, nest, eggs and DNA.
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