with regard to nomenclature of Hooded Plover the two essential
McAllan, I.A.W. & L. Christidis. 1998. Neotype of the Hooded Plover
Charadrius rubricollis Gmelin, 1789. Bull. Brit. Orn. Cl. 118:59-60.
Olson, S.L. 1998. Lectotypification of Charadrius rubricollis Gmelin,
1789. Bull. Brit. Orn. Cl. 118:256-259.
the two papers arrive at different conclusions. neither is wholly
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> Subject: birding-aus Hooded Plover - scientific names
> Following a query from a German researcher I'd be grateful if anyone
> tell me about the dates of the various scientific name(s)of the Hooded
> Plover/Dotterel. As far as I know these have been:
> Charadrius cucullatus
> Charadrius rubricollis
> Thinornis rubricollis
> >From my field guides etc. I guess they came from the RAOU check lists
> (or equivalents) dated, respectively, 1926, 1975 (Condon -
> non-passerines) and 1994 (Christides & Boles).
> If this is right, can anyone explain the Slater 1989 edition (still
> being reprinted in 1995) including the first of these names ?
> I'd also like to know why the specific name was changed.
> Replies to me please at
> Michael Norris
> Hampton, Vic.
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