Proposal (81) to South American Classification Committee

 

Recognize Henicorhina negreti as a valid species

 

Effect on South American CL: This proposal would add a newly described species to our list.

 

Background: See: http://www.ornitologiacolombiana.org/REVISTA/Salaman.pdf

for a copy of the original description and analysis, to which I have nothing to add.

 

Recommendation: Using vocal, morphological, and distributional information, the Salaman et al. paper solidly documents why this newly discovered taxon should be treated as a species, and I see no reason to not consider negreti as a valid species.

 

References:

P. COOPMANS, T. M. DONEGAN, M. MULLIGAN, A. CORTES, S. L. HILTY, AND L. F. ORTEGA. 2003. A new species of wood-wren (Troglodytidae: Henicorhina) from the Western Andes of Colombia. Ornitolog’a Colombiana 1: 4-21.

 

Van Remsen, January 2004

 

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Comments from Stiles: "Having seen (and prepared) the specimens, I have no doubts as to the validity of this one, so YES."

 

Comments from Nores: "YES. Acepto reconocer a Henicorhina negreti como una nueva especie. Las caracter’sticas morfol—gicas, de h‡bitat y sobre todo de vocalizaciones aportadas por los autores son muy convincentes."

 

Comments from Robbins: "Yes" for recognizing Henicorhina negreti as a valid species. The publication on this was quite convincing."

 

Comments from Zimmer: "YES. Evidence supporting recognition of this form as a distinct species appears overwhelming."