Christidis & Boles 2008

Subject: Christidis & Boles 2008
From: Nikolas Haass <>
Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2008 06:26:37 -0800 (PST)
Sorry for the late start into the discussion. I got my copy of Christidis & 
Boles today and only had about an hour to look into it. I like it a lot so far 
and I am looking forward to spending some more time with it in the near future. 
However, I already found a few non-Australian errors:

1. Flamingo taxa ruber and roseus are mixed up
ruber is actually the Caribbean, Central American, and Galapagos taxon (also 
known as Caribbean or Red (ruber is Latin for red) Flamingo).
roseus is actually the African, European, and Asian taxon (also known as 
Greater or Pink (roseus is Latin for pink) Flamingo)
(chilensis is Chilean Flamingo; some authors see all three taxa as species 
within the superspecies Phoenicopterus [ruber]; e.g the late Andreas Helbig)

2. In the genus Arborophila the first 'r' is consequently missing. These 
partridges live in forests - they LOVE TREES - Arbor is Latin for tree, philein 
is Greek for to love.



Nikolas Haass

Sydney, NSW

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