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Porzana keplerorum Olson & H. F. James, 1991 (1 Viewer)


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Porzana keplerorum Olson et James, 1991
Storrs Lovejoy Olson & Helen F. James, 1991
Descriptions of Thirty-Two New Species of Birds From the Hawaiian Islands: Part I. Non-Passeriformes
Ornithological Monographs No. 45: 1-88
The American Ornithologists’ Union, Washington D.C.
Descriptions of thirty-two new species of birds from the Hawaiian Islands: Part 1. Non-Passeriformes (go to view/open)

The Eponym Dictionary of Birds
Kepler's Crake Porzana keplerorum Olson & H. F. James, 1991 EXTINCT
Dr Cameron B. Kepler and his wife, Angela (q.v.), are both honoured in the binomial. He gained both his bachelor's and master's degrees at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and Cornell awarded his doctorate while he was working at the USNM. His entire working life has been with the US Fish & Wildlife Service.

The Key to Scientific Names
“To Cameron B. Kepler and Angela K. Kepler, who have in many ways aided our field investigations in the Hawaiian Islands, especially on Maui, and assisted in collecting some of the type material of this species.” (Olson & James 1991) (‡Zapornia).

According Wikipedia Cameron Bradford Kepler b. 1938. No idea about his wife Angela.


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Angela Kay Brownscombe (b. 1943) is an Australian born New Zealand scientist and field ornithologist, she has traveled to 90 countries. Angela Kepler is now married to Frank Rust for the second time.

Fred Ruhe

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What I don't understand is the following. Beside the fact that you make etymology of bird names not a hobby but work by at least 10 questions a day what makes me loose all interest in the etymology of bird names, you never solve those problems, someone else has to do that, mostly Paul or/and Laurent, there are far to many side paths in a thread, so that if you have 10 new threads you loose what they are about, so nobody can follow what we are searching for, a thread never ends with a conclusion somming up what is discovered. You never tell us what is said in the OD, only what is said in the The Eponym Dictionary of Birds and in The Key to Scientific Names. Nobody benefits from this, they only get demotivated like me.

What I would like would like is a thread with a clear question, if there is any, an answer or a search, results, if there are any and a conclusion. and not an endless number of questions a day, that is contraproductive. Now I have to work myself through another 9 threads you placed on the subforum since I posted my last contribution without any information, I guess, other than we can already find in above mentioned sources.

Please remember, birdforum must be fun, not work.



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Sorry Fred if you don't like it. Just ignore my posts and I am fine with this. Many times they contain the dedication. In above example by James key. Therefore I did not repeat. For above example I added the middle name of him and year of birth. More on his wife of course by Paul (and I am more than happy that he has access to other sources and is willing to share this. Same for Laurent etc.). To most of them I add the OD and if I can't check it I indicate this by not seen. By the way I post them all because The Eponym Dictionary has a lot of missing pieces.
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