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Links to digitized versions of original sources of bird names (1 Viewer)

Björn Bergenholtz

... earlier a k a "Calalp"
Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, from Vol.1 (of March/April 1841) until Vol. 165 (2016), accessible on JSTOR = here.

All (up until Vol. 165) readable on-line (that is, if you're having an account, of course), the ones up until Vol. 77, (1925), free for download.

Enjoy!

/B
 
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mb1848

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The thousands of original description links provided by Zoonomen which Calalp described as
It's an impressive collection, and a massive amount of work put into it. Alan Peterson truly deserve a storm of applause.
Quite a Treasure for all of us! Occasionally there is a missing link to the OD. Usually there is some controversy about which publication is the original Or/and no link to a clear copy like those provided by BHL. Here is one.
pt.12-15 (1844-1847) - Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London - Biodiversity Heritage Library . Name first used on p. 93 but the description is on p. 94.

No link to OD but has note:

  • Note that the page number is given as "93" by Peters Checklist, and Sherborn, and as "94" by The Richmond Index, and Salvadori's Catalogue of Birds of the British Museum, vol. 27.
  • However McAllen IAW. 2004 "Corrections to the original citations and type localities of some birds described by John Gould and recorded from New Zealand." Notornis 51:125 notes that the PZS publication was preceeded by both the Athenaeum and the Literary Gazette, and that McAllen and Bruce, acting as first revisers, selected the Lit.Gaz. as the original publication of the name.
BZN: owenii. Apteryx, Gould, 12 June 1847, The Athenaeum, no. 1024: 647
and The Literary Gazette, no. 1586: 433;
(32) owenii, Apteryx, Gould, [20 July] 1 847, Proceedings of the Zoological
Society of London, 1847: 93;
The Athenaeum uses the name first on page 627 not 647 but on the same date as the Literary Gazette.

The Athenaeum .

Literary Gazette:

The Literary Gazette .

This situation is discussed in Some corrections to information provided in “Priority! The Dating of Scientific Names in Ornithology” Edward C. Dickinson & Colin Jones. Here is the BZN Full text of "Bulletin of zoological nomenclature" .

An interesting article about Frederick Strange the contributor of the owenii skin.

v.11 (1945-1951) - The Australian zoologist - Biodiversity Heritage Library . Not the Admiral Strange of strangei in the Key.

April 15 1847 letter to Gould from F. Strange in the PZS, pt.12-15 (1844-1847) - Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London - Biodiversity Heritage Library .
 

Björn Bergenholtz

... earlier a k a "Calalp"
Thanks to a request by James (Jobling) the very rare Catalogue de la magnifique collection d’Oiseaux de M. le Prince d’Essling, duc de Rivoli, ... (1846), a k a "Catalogue of the Rivoli collection" (in the US), have now been scanned and digitized, by the Stadsarchief Amsterdam, and now it is, at last (as of 26th of September, 2021) easily accessible, in full, free for everyone to read (here, but be patient, it takes a while/moment to upload).

It incl. for example; [Strix] jougou, and [ditto] migera (both on page/pagina 3), even if all nomina nuda [with only the Habitat (geographical origin) explained].

The very reason why this (Sales) Catalogue ... is so rare (and why it wasn't distributed in any major way) was/is explained by/in Dickinson et al. (2019), in; A study of d’Orbigny’s “Voyage dans l’Amerique Meridionale” VI. Type specimens based on plate captions: bibliographic evidence applied, Zoological Bibliography 5 (6), here (see pp.375, and 386).

Either way; there it is!

Enjoy

Björn
 

Mike Earp

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Thanks to a request by James (Jobling) the very rare Catalogue de la magnifique collection d’Oiseaux de M. le Prince d’Essling, duc de Rivoli, ... (1846), a k a "Catalogue of the Rivoli collection" (in the US), have now been scanned and digitized, by the Stadsarchief Amsterdam, and now it is, at last (as of 26th of September, 2021) easily accessible, in full, free for everyone to read (here, but be patient, it takes a while/moment to upload).
I may have missed the option to download the whole work as a single PDF file. If it's not there then the attached one might help others. If I've broken any rule by doing this, I will remove it immediately!
 

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ZEISS. Discover the fascinating world of birds, and win a birding trip to Columbia
ZEISS. Discover the fascinating world of birds, and win a birding trip to Colombia
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