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Birds of Indian Subcontinent

A NEW SUBSPECIES OF ACROCEPHALUS BAETICATUS FROM LAKE CHAD AND A TAXONOMIC REAPPRAISAL OF ACROCEPHALUS DUMETORUM

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:1974
Authors:Fry, CH, Williamson, K, Ferguson-Lees, IJ
Journal:Ibis
Volume:116
Issue:3
Date Published:1974
ISBN Number:1474-919X
Keywords:Acrocephalidae, Acrocephalus, Acrocephalus baeticatus, Acrocephalus dumetorum, Acrocephalus scirpaceus, Chad, Eritrea, Herbicola, Herbicola dumetorum, Hippolais, Hippolais pallida, Iduna, Iduna pallida, Notiocichla, Notiocichla baeticata, Notiocichla dumetora, Notiocichla dumetorum, Senegal
Abstract:Summary A new population of African reed warblers, Acrocephalus baeticatus hopsoni, is described from Lake Chad. Its characters, together with those of unallocated material from Senegal, Eritrea and Tibesti, are intermediate between the Palaearctic A. dumetorum and other races of A. baeticatus. It is concluded that dumetorum is conspecific with A. baeticatus, and by priority becomes A. baeticatus dumetorum. The merits of A. palustris, A. scirpaceus and Hippolais pallida for inclusion in an A. baeticatus superspecies are considered, but allow no firm conclusion.
URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1474-919X.1974.tb00129.x
Short Title:Ibis
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