Zoological Citation Notes --M


Pycnonotus leucotis mesopotamiae Nomenclature 2014.09.16
Pseudocolaptes boissonneautii medianus Nomenclature 2014.08.16
Lanius excubitor mollis Citation 2014.03.01
Amazona mercenarius Nomenclature. 2011.10.16
Aegithalos caudatus macedonicus Citation 2011.01.25
Aratinga maculata Nomenclature 2010.11.27
Geothlypis trichas melanops Citation 2010.07.24
Kaupifalco monogrammicus merid Nomenclature 2010.06.19
Neochima temporalis minor Nomenclature 2009.12.12
Dicaeum melanozanthum Nomenclature 2009.11.08
Thamnophilus caerulescens melanchrous Nomenclature 2009.11.04
Passer montanus malaccensis Citation 2009.10.24
Tiaris bicolor marchii Citation 2009.10.21
Plocepasser mahali melanorhynchus Citation 2009.10.12
Ficedula hyperythra mjobergi Nomenclature 2009.09.13
Saxicola maurus Citation 2009.08.23
Turdus flavipes melanopleura (Platycichla flavipes melanopleura) Citation 2009.07.21; 2011.08.27
Mimus gilvus melanopterus Citation 2009.06.09
Meliphaga Citation 2009.05.23
Troglodytes aedon musicus Citation 2004.05.23
Troglodytes aedon musculus Systematics 2009.05.23
Troglodytes aedon musicus Citation 2009.05.18
Phylloscopus umbrovirens mackenzianus Nomenclature 2009.05.13
Thryophilus rufalbus minlosi Citation 2009.05.09
Pheugopedius mystacalis Systematics 2009.05.04
Campylorhynchus griseus minor Citation 2009.04.21
Oceanites maorianus Nomenclature 2009.04.19
Xanthotis flaviventer meyerii Nomenclature 2009.04.18
Regulus madeirensis Systematics 2009.04.04
Zosterops mauritianus Systematics 2009.03.21
Sylvia minual Systematics 2009.03.17
Modulatrix Systematics 2009.03.15
Paradoxornis margaritae Systematics 2009.03.15
Alcippe manipurensis Systematics 2009.03.08
Garrulax taewanus Systematics 2009.03.02
Motacilla maderaspatensis Nomenclature 2009.02.14
Numida meleagris mitratus Citation 2009.01.12
Macgregoria Citation 2008.12.20
Thapsinillas affinis mysticalis Nomenclature 2008.12.14
Chrysococcyx meyerii Nomenclature 2008.12.01
Rhipidura rufifrons melanolaema Momenclature 2008.11.13
Corcorax melanoramphos Nomenclature 2008.10.07
Otus scops mallorcae Citation 2008.09.24
Leptopoecile sophiae major Citation 2008.07.10
Riparia paludicola minor Nomenclature 2008.06.30
Myzomela Citation 2008.06.25
Corvus fuscicapillus megarhynchus Citation 2008.05.20
Garrulus glandarius minor Nomenclature 2008.05.04
Myiagra alecto melvillensis Nomenclature 2008.04.20
Tregellasia leucops melanogenys Citation 2008.04.13 (RMR)
Oriolus xanthornus maderaspatanus Nomenclature 2008.03.19
Deconychura longicauda minor Citation 2008.02.25
Mellisuga Concept 2008.02.17
Pachycephala meyeri Citation 2008.02.12
Megalaima oorti group Systematics 2008.01.11
Pachycephala macrorhyncha Citation 2007.12.16
Pachycephala macrcorhyncha Nomenclature 2007.12.16
Campephaga quiscalina martini Nomenclature 2007.09.29
Poicephalus gulielmi massaicus Nomenclature 2007.09.11
Laniarius aethiopicus major Citation 2007.08.25
Dryoscopus gambiensis malzacii Citation 2007.08.24
Meilpotes Systematics 2007.08.15
Spizaetus melanolucus Systematics 2007.07.24
Xiphorhynchus flavigaster mentalis Nomenclature 2007.07.02
Pheucticus melanocephalus Nomenclature 2007.06.09; 2010.06.11
Oceanites maorianus Systematics 2007.06.09
Myrmeciza atrothorax melanura Citation 2007.04.26
Atlapetes albofrenatus meridae Citation 2006.04.15
Serinus dorsostriatus maculicollis Citation 2007.03.22
Fringilla coelebs moreletti Citation 2007.03.17
Cisticola melanurus Citation 2007.02.19
Cercoccys mechowi Citation 2007.02.19
Melierax mechowi Citation 2007.02.19
Aimophila botteri mexicana Systematics 2007.01.19
Myospiza humeralis manimbe Nomenclature 2007.10.14
Coereba flaveola magnirostris Citation 2007.01.11; 2007.04.21
Melospiza melodia Systematics 2006.12.31
Melospiza melodia micronyx Systematics Systematics 2006.12.26
Melospiza melodia mailliardi Systematics 2006.12.26
Melospiza melodia morphna Nomenclature 2006.12.25
Emberiza variabilis musica Nomenclature 2006.12.21
Microcerculus Citation 2006.12.09; 2007.09.15
Agelaius phoeniceus mailliardorum Nomenclature 2006.11.05
Cacicus uropygialis microrhunchus Date 2006.10.22
Batis mixta Citation 2006.10.10
Acanthiza pusullus magnirostris Nomenclature 2006.10.05; 2006.10.07
Taraba major melanurus Citation 2006.08.29
Falco cherrug milvipes Nomenclature 2006.08.01; 2006.08.10
Falco moluccensis microbalius Citation 2006.07.29
Sula dactylatra melanops Author 2006.07.02; 2006.07.04
Ardea melanocephala Nomenclature 2006.07.01
Phaenicophaeus curvirostirs microrhinus Nomenclature 2006.06.03; 2009.04.28
Myrmornis Nomenclature 2006.05.27; 2006.07.27
Melanotrochilus Citation 2006.05.09; 2006.10.17
Centropus menbeki Nomenclature 2006.04.30
Loxigilla violacea maurella Citation 2006.04.19
Thalassarche melanophris Nomenclature 2006.04.01; 2010.07.01
Pipilo maculata macronyx Concept 2006.03.30
Pipilo maculata Concept 2006.03.30
Accipiter gentilis marginatus Concept 2006.03.19
Accipiter toussenelii macrocelides Nomenclature 2006.03.10; 2006.03.11
Accipiter meyerianus Citation 2006.02.12
Hymenops mystacea Citation 2006.01.21
Turnix melanogaster Citation
  • Peters Checklist 2:148 gives the citation as
    Hemipodius melanogaster Gould, Syn. Bds. Austr., pt. 2, 1837, pl..[31]
  • The Richmond Index lists the taxon as
    Hemipodius melanogaster John Gould 1837.
    Synopsis of the Birds of Australia and the Adjacent Islands, Part II, April, 1837, Pl.[12], text.
  • Sherborn, Index Animalium (part XV, 1928) p.3966 lists the taxon as
    melanogaster  Hemipodius, J. Gould, Syn.Birds.Austral. (2) Apr. 1837.
  • Peters' counting of the plate may be sequential from Part I, while CWR's may be of the plates in Part II, though this is purely speculative.
  • Zimmer (p.254) dates this work to Jan. of 1837. Sauer 1982. "John Gould the Bird Man A Chronology and Bibliography" p.33 indicates that Zimmer's dating of Part 2 to January 1837 is wrong, and Sauer feels that it was published separetely from Part I around when the Beagle was about to sail, thus March or April of 1837.
  • 2006.01.20; 2007.02.02
    Larus michahellis Systematics 2007.04.20
    Larus michahellis Nomenclature 2006.01.19; 2006.01.20; 2006.02.08; 2006.04.20
    Larus brevirostris megalopterus Systematics Nomenclature 2006.01.07
    Oceanodroma matsudairae Nomenclature 2005.12.24
    Limosa lapponicus menzbieri Citation 2005.12.11
    Himantopus mexicanus Systematics 2005.12.02
    Ailuroedus crassirostris maculosus Nomenclature 2005.09.11
    Ailuroedus crassirostris melanocephalus 2005.09.11
    Anous minutus Nomenclature 2005.06.12; 2013.09.20
    Pharomachrus mocinno Nomenclature 2005.06
    Ptilinopus perousii mariae Nomenclature 2005.04.28
    Ptilinopus marchei Nomenclature 2005.04.26; 2014.08.17
    Ptilinopus marchei Citation 2014.08.17
    Ptilinopus rivoli miquelii Citation 2005.04.26;2005.05.01
    Metallura Nomenclature 2005.01.16; 2006.02.18
    Muscisaxicola maclovianus Citation 2004.12.25
    Pterodroma magentae Citation 2004.11.24;2006.04.02
    Merulaxis / Merulaxis ater Citation 2004.11.11
    Motacilla Systematics 2004.10.16
    Nyctiphyrnis mcleodii Citation 2004.10.08
    Accipiter melanoleucos Nomenclature 2004.06.17
    Micropsitta geelvikiana misorensis 1876 2004.06.06
    Masius Nomenclature. 2004.06.04
    Pitta sordida mulleri Spelling 2004.05.05; 2007.12.14
    Picus miniaceus Spelling 2004.04.01
    Anser fabalis middendorffii Nomenclature 2004.03.21
    Chalybura buffonii micans Citation 2004.02.09 (RMR)
    Myiarchus magnirostris Nomenclature 2004.01.17
    Progne modesta Citation 2004.01.16
    Upupa epops marginata Citation 2003.12.21
    Synallaxis stictothorax maculatus Date 2003.12.06
    Cacomantis sonneratii musicus Concept 2003.11.01
    Cacomantis sonneratii musicus Citation 2003.11.01
    Galbula ruficauda melanogenia Citation 2003.10.29
    Megascops kennicottii macfarlanei Concept 2003.10.26; 2010.06.12
    Pseudoscops clamator midas Concept 2003.09.21
    Microparra Citation 2003.08.30
    Malacopteron Concept 2003.05.29
    Tauraco macrorhynchus Concept 2003.05.29
    Ortalis vetula mccalli Spelling 2003.05.18
    Megapodius reinwardti macgillivrayi Citation 2003.05.18
    Crypturellus soui meserythrus 1860
    Passer motitensis Citation 2003.05.10
    Speirops melanocephalus Spelling 2003.05.10
    Macronous Nomenclature 2003.05.02
    Aerodramus maximus Concept, Nomenclature 2003.03.01
    Pterodroma madeira Citation 2003.02.09
    Syrmaticus mikado Citation 2002.12.21
    Vidua macroura Concept 2002.11.16
    Struthio molybdophanes Citation 2002.11.02; 2009.12.13
    Centrocercus minimus Nomenclature 2002.10.01
    Melanopareia maranonica Concept 2002.10.24
    Sericornis magnirostra Spelling 2002.07.14
    2002.07.13
    Cygnus melancoryphus Spelling 2002.07.07
    Ptilonopus melanospilus Spelling 2002.07.07
    Loxia megaplaga Systematics

    Scytalopus micropterus Systematics


    Scytalopus meridanus Systematics


    Lagopus mutus 1781

    Hemignathus munroi Author Douglas Pratt


    Coracina macei 1830
    Pseudobulweria macgillivrayi 1860
    Cnemophilus macgregorii Citation

    Vanellus macropterus

    Not in Peters Checklist Vol.2.


    Accipiter madagascariensis 1833 Citation 2003.10.03
    Campephilus magellanicus 1827 2002.06.30
    Ptiloris magnificus Citation
    Trachyphonus margaritatus 1828 ....;2004.01.18
    Geopelia maugeus 1809
    Ramphotrigon megacephalum 1835
    Melampitta 1871
    Cercomacra melanaria Citation
    Tricholaema melanocephala 1829
    Accipiter melanochlamys 1876
    Oriolus melanotis
    Vireolanius melitophrys 1850
    Monarcha menckei Citation
    Cracticus mentalis 1875 ....; 2007.09.03
    Picus mentalis 1826 2002.06.30

    Elaenia mesoleuca Author


    Falco mexicanus 1850
    Pachycephala meyeri 1889
    Micrastur Citation
    Ramphomicron microrhynchum 1840
    Ilicura militaris Author
    Ilicura militaris 1809
    Lybius minor 1816 2002.06.29
    Vireo modestus 1861
    Moho 1830 ....; 2005.09.19
    Mohoua 1837
    Batis molitor 1836

    Artamus monachus 1850


    Necrosyrtes monachus Citation

    Brachypteryx montana 1821


    Aeronautes montivagus Citation
    Musophaga 1788
    Myiornis Citation
    Perdicula manipurensis 1881
    Lybius melanopterus Citation
    Pitta maxima & Pitta sordida novaeguinae Pitta erythrogaster celebensis 1845 2002.11.22;2004.05.08
    Muscipipra 1830
    Myrmotherula multostriata

    Amblyornis macgregoriae Citation

    Peters Checklist 15:176 leaves out reference to the Appendix.


    Copsychus malabricus 1786
    Thryothorus modestus 1861; Thryothorus rufalbus cumanensis 1861 (before 2004); 2009.05.09

    Anthoscopus minutus Author

    Peters Checklist 12:68 has Shaw and Nodder. It is my understanding Nodder did not contribute to these descriptions.


    Amaurornis magnirostris

    Not in Peters Checklist Vol.2.


    Molothrus oryzivorus Generic placement

    See Johnson KP & Lanyon SM. 1999. Auk 116(3):759-768. for a discusson of grackle/ally systematics, and the proposal to place oryzivorus in Molothrus, thereby eliminating the monospecific genus Scaphidura.


    Pseudobulweria macgillivrayi

    The original citation reads: (formatting as in original)

     THALASSIDROMA (BULWERIA) MACGILLIVRAYI.	B.M.
     Like  T. Bulweri, but with bill rather larger; and it is without
    the sooty-brown on the wings.
     Feejee Islands (Ngau).
    

    Struthio molybdophanes 2003.05.15; 2003.05.17
    Apteryx mantelli Thanks to Norbert Bahr for bringing this to my attention.
    Rhynchotus maculicollis Thanks to Norbert Bahr for bringing this to my attention.

    Myophonus spelling

    I include below (a slightly edited) text of Rolf de By's discussion of the spelling of this name. [98.02.16]

    
    Myiophonus species
    	Myophonus species ** S/M has Myiophonus; Peters X p. 140 disc. spell.
    What I write here, is the outcome of a discussion I helped
    organize, but the hard work (literature review) was done by others.  Clearly,
    there have been four ways of spelling. On the issue of My[i]ophon[e]us, S&M write:
    "This genus has been spelled in various ways, most frequently Myiophoneus,
    Myophonus, and Myophoneus; Biswas (1961: 670) and Deignan (1965) used the
    correct spelling."  Issue settled, it seems.  Not so.  BTW, all spellings are in
    regular use, it seems.  Utter confusion.
    If it's any help, according to my interpretation the three possible names mean:
      Myophonus		"Mouse-voiced"
      Myiophonus		"Fly-voiced"
      Myiophoneus		"Fly-murderer"
    I know, this is no proof, but I do feel (if you know the birds; largish blue thrushes)
    the top translation makes most sense.  Here's what Tim Inskipp eventually wrote,
    and what to my eyes seemed the killer:
    
    > The genus was described by Temminck in 1822 in Nouveau receuil de planches 
    > coloriees d'oiseaux. 
    > 
    > Sibley & Monroe (1990, Distribution and taxonomy of birds of the world) used 
    > the spelling Myiophonus, stating that:
    > 
    > `This genus has been spelled in various ways, most frequently Myiophoneus, 
    > Myophonus and Myophoneus; Biswas (1961: 670) and Deignan (1965) used the 
    > correct spelling.'
    > 
    > However, Biswas (1961) used the spelling Myiophoneus, explaining in a 
    > footnote that:
    > 
    > `Vaurie (1959a, p. 415) has reverted back to the spelling Myophonus. It is 
    > true that on the explanation of pl. 170 of Temminck & Laugier's Planches 
    > color., livr. 29 (1822) the generic name is spelt as Myophonus, but two pages 
    > preceding it, where the genus is described, it is spelt as Myiophoneus.'
    > 
    > Ripley (1964, Subfamily Turdinae in Check-list of birds of the world, 10) 
    > gave the citation for the genus as:
    > 
    >  'Myiophoneus Temminck 1822, Pl. Col., livr. 29, pl. 170. Type, by original 
    > designation, Turdus flavirostris Horsfield.'
    > 
    > He explained in a footnote that:
    > 
    > 'Temminck (ibid.), in his generic description, spells the new genus 
    > Myiophoneus, and on the following page accompanying plate 170 spells it 
    > "Myophonus."'
    > 
    > Deignan (1965) gave a characteristically detailed summary of the situation: 
    > 
    > 'The first citation for Genus Myophonus Temminck should read: Myophonus 
    > Temminck, 1822 (Dec.) Pl. Col., livr. 29, pl. 170 and text. Type, by 
    > monotypy, Myophonus metallicus Temminck. (The plate is lettered Myophone 
    > luisant).
    >    The name next appears in literature as Myiophonus Boie, 1829, Isis, p. 
    > 1029, lapsus or nomen emendatum.
    >    Its third guise, accompanied by a proper generic diagnosis, is Myiophoneus 
    > Temminck, 1832 (post Mch. 2), Pl. col., livr. 29, p. [211].
    >    At this third appearance the genus is expanded to include, in addition to 
    > M. flavirostris (Horsfield), 1821 (May), with which M. metallicus Temminck, 
    > 1822, is now synonymized; also:-
    >    (1) Myophonus Horsfieldii Vigors, 1831 (Mch. 2), corrupted to Myiophoneus 
    > [sic] Horsfeldii [sic];
    >    (2) Myophonus Temminckii Vigors, 1832 (Mch. 2), changed to Myiophoneus 
    > [sic] Temminckii;
    >    (3) Pitta glaucina Temminck, 1823 (Apr.), here listed as Myiophoneus [sic] 
    > glaucinus and cited from pl. 190 [sic] (correctly, pl. 194).
    >    The footnote on page 140 of Peters' Volume X states that the generic name 
    > should be "Myiophoneus," because it so appears, emendated from Myophonus, on 
    > the page (properly sheet) preceding the description of Myophonus metallicus 
    > Temminck, 1822.
    >    Since, however, that preceding sheet cites species named in April 1823, on 
    > 2nd March 1831, and on 2nd March 1832, it could not have been issued prior to 
    > 2nd March 1832 (as a replacement of an earlier and discarded sheet?). There 
    > is then no such name as "Myiophoneus Temminck and Laugier, 1822", as supposed 
    > by Delacour (Auk, 1942, p. 246) and by the revisor of the whistling-thrushes 
    > for Peters' Check-list.
    >    To complete the confusion, we find Temminck using, in the Tableau 
    > Methodique of January 1839, which summarizes the Planches Coloriees, both 
    > Myophonus and Myiophoneus on the same page 15!
    >    If stability in ornithological nomenclature be considered desirable, why 
    > are we asked to use a so-called emendation (in fact a wholly new generic 
    > name!) that first appeared in print some ten years after the simple, easily 
    > spelled and easily pronounced Myophonus Temminck of 1822?'
    > 
    > I have cited all this because it is a good example of how often authors 
    > misquote or misinterpret previously published works. Note that Deignan's plea 
    > was apparently ignored by many recent world checklists: Clements (1991: 
    > Myiophonus), Howard & Moore (1980, 1984, 1991: Myiophoneus), Walters (1980: 
    > Myiophoneus).
    > 
    
    
  • Dickinson treats this situation in his discussion of Pl.col. Zool. Verh. Leiden 335 :29, making it clear that the initial spelling was Myophonus, and that the confusions followed after the issuance of part of the same livraison (29) ten years later when both spellings occured.
  • I follow Dickinson and use Myophonus.
  • ( ); 2003.11.03
    Megapodiidae Taxonomic treatment
    Cyanoramphus malherbi
    Touit melanonota
    Percnostola minor
    Amytornis merrotsyi
    Musophagidae systematics ( ); 2003.10.19
    Ectopistes migratorius Extinct
    Otus madagascariensis

    Otus mayottensis


    Nothura minor nomenclature
    Chlamydotis macqueenii
    Anas malacorhynchos Spelling
    Esacus magnirostris Systematics/Nomenclature Thanks to Colin Jones for bringing this to my attention.

    Micrastur mirandollei Systematics


    Neopsittacus musschenbroekii Date
    Amaurornis moluccana Spelling
    Microhierax melanoleucos Spelling
    Streptopelia mayeri Systematics
    Bubo magellanicus Systematics and Nomenclature
    There are two color plates showing standardized birds of the different morphs, 
    accompanied with a list of all the morphs and in which subsp. they can be found.
    Address of author:
    Friedhelm Weick
    Pommernstr. 34
    D-76646 Bruchsal-Untergrombach
    Germany
    
    2004.05.16

    [Begin previous Notes]

  • A complex situation here. (Thanks to Normand David for most of the details on this).
  • The argument for recognition of the form as distinct from B. virginianus is put forward by: The nomenclature iincludes the following issues.

    Triclaria malachitacea Citation

    Peters Checklist 3:224 gives the plate number as "38", which does not seem appropriate for the page sequence, as Colin Jones astutely recognized. The Richmond Index shows that the plate number is 28.


    Ictinaetus malayensis Citation

    Peters Checklist 1(2):378 lists the plate number as "pl.177". The plate number is 117 (fide CWR).
    Thanks to Colin Jones for seeing this.


    Cuculus micropterus 1838

    Listed by Peters Checklist 4:17 as 1837.
    The Richmond Index shows this to have been published Dec. 5 1838. Peters' error is perpetuated by HBW 4:553 (R.B. Payne).


    Hemitriccus minimus Concept
    Macheiramphus Citation ....;2004.09.27
    Geopelia maugei spelling .... ; 2005.02.20
    Porphyrio martinica Spelling ....; 2011.10.16
    Cettia major Author
    Zosterops mayottensis Date
    Odontophorus melanonotus Citation 2002.12.05 Forpus modestus Nomenclature 2006.10.08;2006.10.19;2006.10.21; 2010.02.12
    Thamnophilus murinus Date
    Melidectes Date
    Melidectes torquatus Date
    Melipotes Date
    Melipotes gymnops Date
    Coracina mindanensis Date
    Turdus maculirostis Date
    Ficedula mugimaki Date
    Bradypterus major Citation
    Manacus Citation
    Puffinus mauretanicus Concept
    Lanius meridionalis Concept
    Threskiornis moluccus Nomenclature. 2011.10.16
    Comments&Suggestions to Data Steward
    Alan P. Peterson, M.D.
    POB 1999
    Walla Walla, WA 99362-0999

    Last updated 2014.09.16