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andrew147

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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.

Thanks
 

Marek K

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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.

PDF
 

Peter Kovalik

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

PDF here
 

Richard Klim

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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]
 

Richard Klim

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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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Peter Kovalik

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Slovakia
Black Sunbird

IOC Taxonomic Update:

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

H&M4:
[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
 

l_raty

laurent raty
Black Sunbird

H&M4(2):272 said:
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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Peter Kovalik

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Slovakia
Black Sunbird

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.
 

mb1848

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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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Melanie

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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.



Keywords

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

Cinnyris whytei skye, subspecies nov

www.mapress.com/j/zt/article/view/zootaxa.4175.1.3
 

James Jobling

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A new subspecies of Cinnyris whytei.
Can anyone with access provide details of the new subspecific name and its etymology?
Thanks in advance.
 

Fred Ruhe

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Netherlands
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.

If you want the complete paper,

Write to me.

Enjoy,

Fred
 

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