lumps and splits

To: Alexandra Appleman <>
Subject: lumps and splits
From: andrew stafford <>
Date: Mon, 9 Oct 2000 16:41:46 -0700 (PDT)
--- Alexandra Appleman <>
wrote: > Can anyone tell me if the lumps and splits in
the R.
> Schodde & 
> I.J.Mason 'The Directory of Australian Birds', is
> now the accepted list?


No. S & M's work will be reviewed by Christidis and
Boles when the next official Australian bird list is
published (the last was in 1994). S & M's taxonomic
revisions represent proposals, similar to the
situation with albatrosses. Most of these proposed
changes will probably be accepted but there's a good
chance others will not pass muster. Taxonomy is always
a subject of debate in the scientific community.

At least that's my understanding of the situation. Is
there anyone who knows otherwise?



Do You Yahoo!?
Yahoo! Photos - 35mm Quality Prints, Now Get 15 Free!

Birding-Aus is on the Web at
To unsubscribe from this mailing list, send the message
"unsubscribe birding-aus" (no quotes, no Subject line)

<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>

The University of NSW School of Computer and Engineering takes no responsibility for the contents of this archive. It is purely a compilation of material sent by many people to the birding-aus mailing list. It has not been checked for accuracy nor its content verified in any way. If you wish to get material removed from the archive or have other queries about the archive e-mail Andrew Taylor at this address: andrewt@cse.unsw.EDU.AU