Can someone with access to the original Auk paper please provide details of the person commemorated by Sporophila beltoni.
With appreciation and thanks in advance.
I haven’t seen the paper in question in yet (only the bird it describes!), but the species epithet must be a homagem to the late Bill Belton (author of Birds of Rio Grande do Sul, published in two parts in the mid 1980s, in Bull. Amer. Mus. Nat. Hist., and translator of Sick’s original Ornitologia brasileira).
All the best,