Mt Sonder/ Spinifexbird

To: "'Paul Jacobson'" <>
Subject: Mt Sonder/ Spinifexbird
From: "Tony Russell" <>
Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2007 09:06:22 +0930
The official trinomial name is "Electrica polus stobiei". Christidis and
Bowles corrupted this to the binomial "concretus polussensis".

-----Original Message-----
 On Behalf Of Paul Jacobson
Sent: Thursday, April 26, 2007 8:56 AM
To: Amanda Markham
Subject: Mt Sonder/ Spinifexbird

A "stobie pole" is a South Australian endemic (designed by James  
Stobie of the Adelaide Electricity Supply Company), so South  
Australians are really quite justified in calling their species  
(stobii??) by that name...


On 26/04/2007, at 8:37 AM, Amanda Markham wrote:

> Agreed, but only if we can convince South Australians to stop
> calling power poles 'Stobie Poles' first!
> Mind you, convincing Territorians to change their ways will not be
> easy.... We've just got speed limits and you would swear that for  
> some people, it's the end of life on Earth.
>> From: "Greg" <>
>> To: "Amanda Markham" <>, <birding-
>> >
>> Subject: Re: [Birding-Aus] Mt Sonder/ Spinifexbird
>> Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2007 08:24:17 +1000
>> A good argument to encourage EVERYONE to accept and use the
>> 'official' Christidis and Boles names.
>> Otherwise confusion reigns!!!
>> Greg Clancy

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