[Taxacom] What is Garsault's (1764) Noctua caprimulgus today?

Quentin Groom quentin.groom at plantentuinmeise.be
Sun Jul 17 00:32:24 CDT 2016


I'm almost certain they are referring to the nightjar (Caprimulgus
europaeus).
Regards
Quentin



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On Sun, Jul 17, 2016 at 4:45 AM, 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
>
> http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/33607528
>
> 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
> https://about.me/TonyRees
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