Use of AOU checklist

Leonard Krishtalka kris at FALCON.CC.UKANS.EDU
Thu Apr 17 07:59:01 CDT 1997

       A working group of the Commission on Environmental Cooperation,
NAFTA, is considering a biodiversity project that will entail the electronic
assembly, integration and dissemination of occurrence data forf North
American birds from existing specimen-based and observation-based databases.

        One of the component tasks is to identify a taxonomic authority for
bird names.  Would this be the 1983 AOU checklist (6th edition)?  Are there
other authority files that ornithologists commonly use?  Please advise and
thank you in advance for your help.


A theory that you can't explain to a bartender is probably no damn good.

                        Ernest Rutherford

Leonard Krishtalka
Natural History Museum and Biodiversity Research Center
The University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS 66045
phone:  913/864-4540
fax:       913/864-5335
e-mail:  krishtalka at

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