New species of birds described from 1941 to 1955

  title={New species of birds described from 1941 to 1955},
  author={Ernst Mayr},
  journal={Journal f{\"u}r Ornithologie},
  • E. Mayr
  • Published 2005
  • Biology
  • Journal für Ornithologie
Carriker, the collector of the one and only specimen, suggests that it is a subspecies of C. idoneus, basing his opinion largely on the fact that all of its genera and species of Mallophagan parasites are identical with those taken on C. idoneus. (See Novidades Colombianas, No. 2, June 1, 1955, pp. 43--49.) -Differs from C. kerriae Chapman by being paler. A number of "species" of CryptureUus will no doubt have to be combined and it is not certain which the oldest name will be. 

Inundicola Bravo, Isler, and Brumfield 2013 is a junior synonym of Akletos Dunajewski 1948 (Aves: Passeriformes: Thamnophilidae).

The generic name Inundicola Bravo, Isler, and Brumfield 2013 is a junior synonym of Akletos Dunajewski 1948, and the generic descriptions provided in Isler et al. 2013 are amended.

Ernst Mayr—Intellectual leader of ornithology

  • J. Haffer
  • Environmental Science
    Journal of Ornithology
  • 2004
Although Mayr was not the originator of the biological species concept, he demonstrated its validity more convincingly than anyone else before and proposed a superior and concise definition of the biospecies which everybody adopted.

New species of birds described from 1966 to 1975

A total of 48 new species of birds were described in the ten year period from 1966 to 1975 but nine of the eleven doubtful species might also turn out to be valid (6, 7, 8, 13, 18, 27, 29, 30, 31).

A lost world in Wallacea: Description of a montane archipelagic avifauna

Five new songbird species and five new subspecies found on a single small island near Sulawesi, Indonesia, over a single 6-week expedition are described, suggesting that humans’ understanding of biogeographically complex regions such as Wallacea remains incomplete.

New species of birds described from 1976 to 1980

A total of 18 species of birds was described as new in the five year period from 1976 to 1980. Of these, 12 can be considered good species (but three doubtful species [2, 6, 17] might well turn out


The two exclusively Pacific species were positionally apomorphic within the Andean-Pacific clade; ancestral area analysis indicated that the high Andes were the most likely area of origin for this clade, and that the Pacific coast was occupied secondarily.

The application of species criteria in avian taxonomy and its implications for the debate over species concepts

  • G. Sangster
  • Biology, Environmental Science
    Biological reviews of the Cambridge Philosophical Society
  • 2014
There is a discrepancy between widely held perceptions of how species are delimited and the way species are actually delimited by taxonomists, and no support was found for the idea that Phylogenetic Species Concepts have caused a change in the ‘nature’ of species taxa.

Reinforcing the foundations of ornithological nomenclature: Filling the gaps in Sherborn’s and Richmond’s historical legacy of bibliographic exploration

To make solid the foundations for ornithological nomenclature and taxonomy, especially for synonymies, ornithologists will need to collaborate much more and contribute to the digital infrastructure.

Does domestication mimic speciation? 1. A population-genetic analysis of Hordeum spontaneum and Hordeum vulgare based on AFLP and evolutionary considerations

An investigation with amplified restriction fragment length polymorphism (AFLP™) using H. spontaneum from the Fertile Crescent, and material from China, primarily Xizang (Tibet), containing landraces and accessions identified morphologically as Hordeum agriocrithon Aberg.

The debate about the biological species concept ‐ a review

This paper summarizes the recent literature in relation to the ‘biological species concept’ (MAYR 1942) and concludes that the biological species concept needs not be changed or dismissed on the basis of the discussed criticisms.