The official trinomial name is "Electrica polus stobiei". Christidis and
Bowles corrupted this to the binomial "concretus polussensis".
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