birding-aus Hooded Plover names

Subject: birding-aus Hooded Plover names
From: "Philip Battley" <>
Date: Tue, 6 Jul 1999 17:10:54 +0000
Hi all,

Most waders have gone through a whole bunch of scientific names .Even 
by 1888, the Grey Plover had gone through 24 names! Would anyone now 
recognise Vanellus griseus or Tringa helveticus as a Grey Plover?

Seehbohm's book "The geographical distribution of the 
Charadriidae - plovers, sandpipers, snipes" (1888) refers to the 
Hooded Plover as the Hooded Ringed Plover, Charadrius monachus.

He lists four synonymns:

Charadrius cucullatus, Vieillot, N. Dict. d'Hist. Nat xxvii. p. 136

Charadrius monachus, Geoffr. fide Wagler, Syst. Av. p. 60 (1827)

AEgialitis monachus (Wagler), Gould, Syn. Birds Austr. pl. 32. fig. 2

Hiaticula monacha (Wagler), Gray, List Birds brit. Mus. iii. p. 70

Phil Battley,
Australian School of Environmental Studies,
Griffith University,
Queensland 4111,
Ph: 0061-7-3875-7474
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