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Marc Athanase Parfait Ćillet Des Murs

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Old Saturday 5th July 2014, 20:03   #1
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Marc Athanase Parfait Ćillet Des Murs

HBW Alive states on death of Marc Athanase Parfait Ćillet Des Murs year 1878, but he died 25 February 1894 in Nogent-le-Rotrou. You can find the wrong date many times in the literature and internet. But in German Wikipedia you can find his Death certificate. As well publications from him like...
  • Description des oiseaux d'Europe, de leurs oeufs et de leurs nids : musťe ornithologique illustrť. Les Oiseaux de proie ou repaces. Vol. 4, J. Rothschild, Paris 1887
.. show evidence that he still lived after 1878.
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Old Sunday 6th July 2014, 09:57   #2
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Thank you, Martin, for your detective work in finding des Murs's 1894 death certificate. I obtained the dates 1804-1878 from Wynne 1969, who got them from Whittell 1954. In my annotated copy of Wynne 1969 I noted "?Les Oiseaux de Proie 1887" over two decades ago, but did not follow up the apparent discrepancy, as I tended to treat Wynne's listings as gospel and otherwise skimmed over eponyms!
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