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Loxia curvirostra reai Phillips, AR, 1981 & Corvus cryptoleucus reai Phillips, AR, 1986 (1 Viewer)


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Loxia curvirostra reai Phillips, AR, 1981 OD Annotated Checklist of the Birds of Arizona. University of Arizona Press, Tucson, Arizona 1981 (not seen)
Corvus cryptoleucus reai Phillips, AR, 1986 OD The known birds of North and Middle America. Distributions and Variation, Migrations, Changes, Hybrids, etc. 1 (Hirundinidae to Mimidae; Certhiidae). Roberts Rinehart Publisher, Denver 1986 (not seen)

The Eponym Dictionary of Birds claims:
Chihuahuan Raven ssp. Corvus cryptoleucus reai A. R. Phillips, 1986 NCR; NRM
Dr Amadeo M. Rea is an American ornithologist and ethnobiologist. He is an Adjunct Professor, San Diego State University, and a Research Associate, San Diego Natural History Museum. The University of Arizona awarded his doctorate (1977). He wrote: Wings in the Desert (2007).

The Key to Scientific Names
Prof. Amadeo M. Rea (fl. 2000) US ornithologist, ethnobiologist (syn. Corvus cryptoleucus, syn. Loxia curvirostra bendirei).

His full name is Amadeo Michael Rea and if Prabook here is correct born 1939. Take it for what's worth.

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Also Crypturellus reai Chandler, 2012 a fossil tinamou was named after him;
Robert M. Chandler, 2012 A New Species of Tinamou (Aves: Tinamiformes, Tinamidae) from the Early-Middle Miocene of Argentina PalArch 9(2): 1-8
Etymology – This new species is named in honor of Amadeo M. Rea, a consummate educator, mentor, and friend. Amadeo’s passion for birds, living and fossil, botany, and ethnobiology first sparked a desire in me to study fossil birds.

and Cerorhinca reai Chandler, 1990 a fossil auk was named afyer him:
Robert M. Chandler, 1990: Fossil Birds of the San Diego Formation, Late Pliocene, Blancan, San Diego County, Ornithological Monographs No 44 (Part II): 73-161
Etymology. -- This species is named for Amadeo Rea, Curator of Birds and Mammals at the San Diego Natural History Museum, in recognition of his paleontological and archaeological studies of birds, and for introducing me to paleornithology.

He described Rhynchopsitta phillipsi Rea, 1997, a fossil parrot:
Amadeo M. Rea, 1997 The Indeterminate Parrot of Nuevo León in: A. R. Phillips & R. W. Dickerman (comp.): The Era of Allan R. Phillips; a Festschrift Alberquerque, New Mexico, Horizon Communications, Robert Dickerman: 167-176


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