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Mr Anderson's (Pale-vented) Pigeon (1 Viewer)

Björn Bergenholtz

(former alias "Calalp")
Sweden
Here's a short question re. the dedicatee, commemorated in ...

andersoni as in:
the invalid (Pale-vented) Pigeon (or/alt. valid ssp.) "Patagioenas cayennensis andersoni" CORY 1915 (here), as "Columba rufina andersoni":
Type from Serra da Lua, near Boa Vista, northern Brazil. Male, No. 46932, Field Museum of Natural History. Collected by M. P. Anderson, May 8, 1913.

In today's Key explained as:
[...]
Malcolm Playfair Anderson (1879-1917) US zoologist, collector in the Far East 1904-1910 and Peru 1912 (syn. Patagioenas cayennensis)
[...]
James, to me, it looks like Brazil (at least in 1913) could be added to his "CV" ... ;)

Either way, the reason for this thread is that Phelps 1945* has him as (my blue bolds):
Malcolm P. Anderson (1885-1917), Assistente en la División en el Field Museum, 1912-1914. ...

Does anyone know the exact Birth of this guy (preferably both year, and month/date) ... ?

Just curious ... (this particular Mr Anderson isn't included in my MS).

Björn


*Phelps, W H. 1945 ("Octubre-Diciembre 1944"). Resumen de las Colecciones Ornithológicas hechas en Venezuela. Boletin de la Sociedad Venezolana de Ciencias Naturales IX (No. 61): 325–444. [Accessible here, see pp. 362–363]
 
Also note that the Book Los Nombres de las Aves de Venezuela ... primera parte: No Passeriformes (2018*) have the following (in Spanish) [my bold blue]:
andersoni
Patagioenas cayennensis andersoni: en honor al zoólogo y ornitólogo norteamericano Malcolm Playfair Anderson (1879–1919).

Malcolm Playfair Anderson (1879–1919) fue un apasionado ornitólogo norteamericano. Desde muy jóven formó parte de numerosas expediciones que lo llevaron desde Arizona y California hasta Alaska, donde logró colectar miles de muestras de su flora y fauna. En 1904 fue enviado por la "Zoological Society" de Londres a explorar el este de Asia, donde estuvo asentado principalmente en China y Japón. Durante su exitosa expedición logró colectar 309 muestras de aves y 668 de mamíferos, las cuales fueron depositadas en el "South Kensington Zoological Museum" de Londres. En 1908 regresa a Norteamérica, pero casi inmediatamente se traslada nuevamente a Asia para explorar las áridas tierras de China y las montañas del Tibet. Entre 1911–1913 viajó dos veces a América y al final de su vida se alistó en el ejercito, donde trágicamente perdió la vida tras caer accidentalmente de un andamio. Fue miembro de la Cooper Ornithological Society (Anderson 1919).

Thus, we might also ask ourselves; when did (this particular) Mr Anderson pass away?

Was it in "1917", or in 1919" ... ?

Anyone who knows (exactly when and where)?

Björn


*Verea, C., E. J. Calvo & M. A. Pacheco. 2018. Los Nombres de las Aves de Venezuela: Comunes, Científicos, Aborígenes. Primera Parte: No Passeriformes. Instituto de Zoología Agrícola, Facultad de Agronomía, Universidad Central de Venezuela, Maracay, Venezuela.
 
:oops: Wow! I certainly didn't see this one coming ... thus, time for a Summary.

Instead of trying to point out a possibly, plausibly wrong Birth year in the Key (which was totally uncalled for), we somewhat haphazardly, by pure coincidence, ended up with a different Death year.

Thereby, this far, in my notes, I will keep him as:
Malcolm Playfair Anderson (1879–1919), ... and onwards (as shown in this thread)

Simply by (lucky) chance ... ;)

/B
 
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