Thoughts on C&B2

Subject: Thoughts on C&B2
From: Ian Fraser <>
Date: Sun, 17 Feb 2008 20:40:04 +1100
> oft repeated miss-spelling of the species name of the Collared Sparrowhawk, (with the extra wrong h in it -cirrhocephalus should be cirrocephalus).
It may be unfortunate, but the fact is that according to the rules of nomenclature the first-published name is the correct one, even if it contains what would be misspellings (or other errors) in another context. While it is asserted that the first 'h' in cirrhocephalus is unnecessary in anglicising it from Greek (why, I am not enough of a Classics scholar - or any of one - to say) the fact is that Vieillot wrote it thus, so that's what it is!

cheers all


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