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Parus major jitnikowi Zarudny, 1910 (1 Viewer)

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Parus major jitnikowi Zarudny, 1910 OD Наша Охота (Nasha Okhota), 1910 p . 114 or 144 (found both page numbers and I am not sure what's correct. OD nor seen)

The Eponym Dictionary of Birds claims
Great Tit ssp. Parus major jitnikowi Zarudny, 1910 NCR [JS Parus major intermedius; or Parus cinereus intermedius if P. majoris split into three species]
M. J. Zhitnikov (DNF) was a Russian collector in Persia (Iran) (1907). He wrote the article 'Ornithological observations in Atrek River basin: winter of 1898 and spring of 1899' (1900).

The Key to Scientific Names
M. J. Zhitnikov (fl. 1900) Russian collector in Persia (syn. Parus major intermedius).

The above publication may Житников М. 1900. Орнитологические наблюдения на р . Атреке mentioned here as

Житников М. 1900. Орнитологические наблюдения на реке Атрек (зима 1898 и весна1899гг.) //Псовая и ружейная охота10: 1-16,11: 17-32,12: 33-57

Sometimes to find as М. К. Житников. He published more (at least):
  • Житников М.К. Весна в окрестностях Камышлова Пермской губернии // Приволжский вестник охоты. Саратов, 1891, № 19, с. 296-298; № 20, с. 312-314.
  • Житников М.К. Дрофа-красотка (Otis macqueeni J. Gray) в Закаспийском крае // Охота, М., 1904, № 12, с. 187-189.
  • Житников М.К. Закаспийские куропатки // Псовая и ружейная охота, Тула, 1897, кн. 6, с. 30-39.
  • Житников М.К. Закаспийский фазан (Phasianus komarovi Bgdn.) // Псовая и ружейная охота, Тула, 1899, кн. 3, с. 96-101; кн. 5, с. 78-83; кн. 6, с. 48-57; кн. 7, с. 60-66; кн. 8, с. 75-81.
  • Житников М.К. Зимовка представителей рода Mergus в Закаспийской области // Орнитологический вестник. М., 1910, № 2, с. 141-143. DJVU
  • Житников М.К. Из Закаспия // Наша охота, 1908, кн. 6, с. 51-55.
  • Житников М.К. Необходимые разъяснения // Псовая и ружейная охота, Тула, 1901, кн. 3, с. 5-12.
  • Житников М.К. О зимовках представителей рода Scolopax (бекасы) в Закаспийской области // Псовая и ружейная охота, Тула, 1901, кн. 8, с. 21-23.
  • Житников М.К. Орнитологические наблюдения на реке Атреке (зима 1898 и весна 1899) // Псовая и ружейная охота, Венев, 1900, № 10, с. 1-16; № 11, с. 17-32; № 12, с. 33-57.
  • Житников М.К. Осенний пролет в долине реки Мургаба. Очерк // Псовая и ружейная охота, Тула, 1897, кн. 4, с. 56-67; кн. 5, с. 62-69.
  • Житников М.К. Саджа (Syrrhaptes paradoxus) в Ахал-Текинском оазисе // Псовая и ружейная охота, Тула, 1900, кн. 7, с. 37-41.
  • Житников М.К. Фламинго (Phoenicopterus roseus Pall.) в низовьях р. Теджена // Псовая и ружейная охота, Тула, 1901, кн. 1, с. 103-105.
  • Житников М.К. Turtur cambayensis Gm. и Anas falcata Georgi в Закаспийской области // Псовая и ружейная охота, Венев, 1903, № 26, с. 347-348.

I assume it is not Житников Михаил Васильевич?
 
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l_raty

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Parus major jitnikowi Zarudny, 1910 OD Наша Охота (Nasha Okhota), 1910 p . 114 or 144 (found both page numbers and I am not sure what's correct. OD nor seen)
Probably p. 114 in: Зарудный Н.А. Орнитологические заметки. IV-VIII // Наша охота, 1910, кн. 4, с. 114-117.

A short obituary, by Buturlin, was published in the third (out of 4) 1910 issue of Орнитологический вестник: here.
Buturlin apparently knew him only through his publications, hence the details are very limited (no full name, no birth date, no precise death date).
Buturlin called him a "Dr.", a nature lover, hunter, good writer, very good and intelligent observer, and associated him to Transcaspia.

In the previous issue of the journal where the obit appeared, there was a paper by him:
Житников М.К. 1910. Зимовка представителей рода Mergus в Закаспийской области. Орнитологический вестник, 1 (2): 141-143. Here.
...which was dated (last page) "Мервъ, 6 февраля 1910 г.", i.e., Merv (now Mary, Turkmenistan), 6 Feb 1910.

This means he must have died in 1910, after 6 Feb. It seems quite probable that the naming of a taxon after him by Zarudny in 1910 will have been in relation to his death.

I have no idea whether he collected in Persia in 1907.

No -- in addition to the patronymic, death date does not match.
 
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