[Taxacom] What is Garsault's (1764) Noctua caprimulgus today?
tonyrees49 at gmail.com
Sat Jul 16 22:53:46 CDT 2016
Noctua the moth is actually Linnaeus, 1758, sorry.
Tony Rees, New South Wales, Australia
On 17 July 2016 at 13:45, Tony Rees <tonyrees49 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear Taxacomers,
> I was revisiting some old Taxacom discussion regarding species-level
> homonyms and came upon the following pair of names supplied by Francisco
> Welter-Schultes back in 2010:
> from http://mailman.nhm.ku.edu/pipermail/taxacom/2010-November/034607.html
> Noctua caprimulgus Garsault, 1764 (Aves)
> Noctua caprimulgus Fabricius, 1775 (Lepidoptera)
> Noctua Linnaeus, 1767 in Lepidoptera is currently the valid genus (as per
> Noctuidae), Noctua Linnaeus, 1766 in Aves (Strigidae) not. So I was
> wondering what the current name for Garsault's Noctua caprimulgus in Aves
> might be today? Internet searching has not got me anywhere thus far, but
> the original description is online via BHL at
> Someone with good French might be able to cast light on the species in
> question via the common name or description in the original work, maybe?
> Also an apparent inconsistency - Garsault's work dates from 1764 yet the
> Linnaean bird genus post-dates this. Any advice welcome.
> Regards - Tony
> Tony Rees, New South Wales, Australia
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