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Sterrhoptilus dennistouni (Ogilvie-Grant, 1895) (1 Viewer)

Taphrospilus

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Sterrhoptilus dennistouni (Ogilvie-Grant, 1895) OD here

The Eponym Dictionary of Birds claims:
Golden-crowned Babbler Stachyris dennistouni Ogilvie-Grant, 1895 [Syn. Sterrhoptilus dennistouni]
John Dennistoun (DNF) was a member of the firm of Glasgow merchants, J & A Dennistoun. He was based in London and was one of those who provided funds for the holotype collector John Whitehead's expedition to to the Philippines.

The Key to Scientific Names
John Dennistoun (fl. 1924) British businessman, sponsor for John Whitehead in the Philippines (Sterrhoptilus).

I think Alexander Dennistoun may also possible? Apart from that no idea about the life dates of both.
 

PScofield

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This honourific is for the second and third generation of the family and there is no indication that John should be singled out so probably should be -orum. The firm of Glasgow merchants, J & A Dennistoun had long since ceased to exist as this was the business of the long dead Alexander and John. The recently deceased (in 1897) Alexander is:

Alexander Horace DENNISTOUN
Born in October 1827 - Golf Hill, Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland
Deceased 29 August 1893 - Fort Augustus, Inverness, Scotland, aged 65 years old
 
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l_raty

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It was named after John -- dedication here in Ibis (1896).
(As usual in this period, the quick-and-dirty introduction in Bull. Brit. Ornithol. Cl. leaves the reader clueless.)
 
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PScofield

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Well that's simpler then :)

He was a second cousin of his wife which made searching for him tricky

John Dennistoun (1844–1924)
BIRTH 5 SEPT 1844 • Richmond, Surrey, England
DEATH 2 SEP 1924 • Kensington, London, England

He was a 2nd cousin of his wife Charlotte Eleanor Georgina Dennistoun (1857-1892) who was the daughter of Alexander (1827-1893).

I think "businessman" may be a little generous perhaps a philanthropist would be more accurate. His major "investments" appear to have been in Monte Carlo from what I can see.
 
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