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AuthorE.C. Dickinson
TitleSystematic notes on Asian birds. 46. ‘A Catalogue of the Birds in the Museum of the Hon. East-India Company’ by Horsfield & Moore
JournalZoologische Verhandelingen
Volume350
Year2004
Pages149-165
KeywordsHorsfield; Moore; Hodgson; types; authorship; priority; dates
AbstractOrnithological literature has been extremely inconsistent in assigning authorship for the new names proposed in ‘A Catalogue of the Birds in The Museum of the Hon. East-India Company’ by Horsfield & Moore, or by Moore in parallel to it. The corrected dates of separate publications by Moore and the ICZN Code allow all assignments to be resolved. Hodgson should never be cited for a new name in this work. All but six taxa are attributable to Moore alone, five to Horsfield & Moore and one taxon, Acanthis flavirostris brevirostris although described by Moore, was described by Bonaparte a few months earlier. The contents are set out to show which families were covered by this unfinished work. Evidence is also presented to show that volume 2 appeared as a single part in 1858, not in two parts (in 1856 and 1858) as suggested by the title page and some recent writers.
Classification42.83
Document typearticle
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