Errors Noted in Literature

Errors noted in literature 1590-2000


  • Bond, James 1955b. Additional notes on Peruvian birds I. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 107: 230. [Bond to Plenge in litt.]
    For Pionites leucogaster xanthomeria (Sclater) read:
    Pionopsitta barrabandi barrabandi (Kuhl)
    ♀, Orosa.
    This specimen is virtually identical with a male from Loreto …..
    Add before Pionopsitta barrabandi barrabandi (Kuhl):
    Pionites leucogaster xanthomeria (Sclater)
    ♂, Orosa.
  • Dourojeanni, Marc J., and Augusto Tovar S. 1966. Apuntes sobre Puya raimondii Harms (Bromeliaceae) en la provincia de Canta, Perú. Anales Científicos [Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina, Lima, Perú], 4 (1-2): 116-118.
    Oreotrochilus estella possibly misidentified with Oreotrochilus melanogaster.
  • Jenkinson, Marion Anne, and Merlin D. Tuttle 1976. Accipiter poliogaster from Peru, and remarks on two collecting localities named “Sarayacu.” Auk, 93: 188. In Fig. 1 the boundaries of Ecuador and Bolivia in the late 19th century are incorrect. The authors based their studies on maps that are notoriously inaccurate as determined by the history of the countries involved. Sarayacu near the Ucayali River has never been in an area of dispute, and collectors always reported it from Perú. The first confusion with Sarayacu, Ecuador, was experienced by Meyer de Schauensee (1966).
  • Short, Lester L., Jr. 1968. Sympatry of red-breasted meadowlarks in Argentina, and the taxonomy of meadowlarks (Aves: Leistes, Pezites, and Sturnella). American Museum Novitates, no. 2349: 2.
    The boundaries of all the countries are incorrect.
  • Short, Lester L. 1972: Systematics and behavior of South American flickers (Aves, Colaptes). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, 149: 77.
    In Fig. 13 for “100 m”. read “1100 m”.
  • Willis, Edwin O. 1968. Studies of the behavior of Lunulated and Salvin’s Antbird. Condor, 70: 129. In Fig. 2 for “Benjamin Constant (d) and Carauarí (e)” read: “Benjamín Constant (e) and Carauarí (f)”.

Errors noted in literature 2001-2020


  • Isler and Whitney 2011. Species limits in antbirds (Thamnophilidae): the Scale-backed Antbird (Willisornis poecilinotus) complex. Wilson Journal of Ornithology, 123: 3.
    In Fig. 1, for “… open circle = lepidonotus; solid square = gutturalis; open diamond = gutturalis; solid circle = nigrigula; …” read: “open circle = lepidonotus; solid square = gutturalis; open diamond = griseiventris; solid circle = nigrigula; …”.