Regulidae

REGULIDAE Vigors, 1825 Nicholas Aylward Vigors. “Observations on the Natural Affinities That Connect the Orders and Families of Birds.” Transactions of the Linnean Society of London 14,pt 3 (1825), 440n. Regulus Cuvier, 1800 Regulus G. Cuvier. Les organes du mouvement. Vol. 1 of Leçons d’anatomie comparée de G. Cuvier, edited by C. Duméril. Paris: Baudouin, … Read more Regulidae

Anatidae

ANATIDAE Leach, 1920 W. E. Leach. Synopsis of the Contents of the British Museum. 17th edn. London: Richard and Arthur Taylor, 1820, 68*. Dendrocygna Swainson, 1837 Dendrocygna William Swainson. On the Natural History and Classification of Birds. The Cabinet Cyclopædia, edited by Dionysius Lardner. London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longman, and John Taylor, … Read more Anatidae

Upupidae

UPUPIDAE Leach, 1920 W. E. Leach. Synopsis of the Contents of the British Museum. 17th edn. London: Richard and Arthur Taylor, 1820, 68. Upupa Linnaeus, 1758 Upupa Caroli Linnæi [Carl Linnaeus]. Systema naturae…. 10th edn. Holmiæ [Stockholm]: Impensis Direct. Laurentii Salvii, 1758, 1: 117. Onomatopoeic: Latin upupa, Greek ἔποψ, épops. Upupa epops Eurasian Hoopoe Linnaeus, … Read more Upupidae

The The

Definite articles shouldn’t cause any difficulty in the English language. Unlike in German, for instance, where a plethora of definite articles is used depending on gender and case, the English language knows only one: ‘the’. Easy. Recently, however, ‘the’ has become a bit of an annoyance in certain publications. Every now and then ‘the’ seems … Read more The The