Larks: to anyone interested in taxonomy and nomenclature

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Subject: Larks: to anyone interested in taxonomy and nomenclature
From: "Philip Veerman" <>
Date: Fri, 11 Oct 2013 23:36:42 +1100
It is my understanding that the Int Commission for zoological & botanical
nomenclature are separate but run on similar rules. Or that is what I was
taught about 38 years ago in university. And no I have not researched this
recently. I don't think it is an issue of Linné's systematics are not 100%
perfect! There isn't an expectation that they are, at least in that regard.
Thus I have known that there are several examples of this, although the one
I have thought of over the years is Chloris. 

Whilst John started with the suggestion of typos, At least I fixed the typos
in John's header.


-----Original Message-----
 On Behalf Of Nikolas Haass
Sent: Friday, 11 October 2013 7:23 PM
To: ; John Penhallurick; 'EuroBirdNet'
Cc: Birding Aus; Birdchat; ; 'Bulletin Board
for Ornithologists working with Neotropical Birds'
Subject: Larks: to anyone interested in taxoomy

Hi John,

No, it's not a typo. The genus Eremophila has been used twice (Emu-bushes
[bot.] and Horned Larks [orn.]). Same applies for Prunella (Self-heals
[bot.] and Accentors [orn.]), Pityriasis (skin rash [med.] and Bornean
Bristlehead [orn.]), Icterus (jaundice [med.] and New World Orioles [orn.])
and certainly some others...

Linné's systematics are not 100% perfect!


Nikolas Haass

Brisbane, QLD

On Friday, October 11, 2013 6:03 PM, ""
<> wrote:
Hi John,
i noted in your e-mail below do that the Horned Lark has the genus
Eremophila. This must be a typo as Eremophila is the genus for "Emu-bush"
here in Australia.


Yours in all things "green"

John Harris
Croydon, Vic
Owner - Wildlife Experiences
Nature Photographer
Wildlife Guide


President, Field Naturalists Club of Victoria


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