Zoological Bibliography

This is dedicated to two pioneers in this field Charles Davies Sherborn 1861-1942 and Charles Wallace Richmond 1868-1932. It will feature articles relating to dates of publication, especially of works that appeared in parts.

An occasional publication reporting on investigations into the bibliography of zoology,chiefly relating to dates of publication (especially of works issued in parts), problems of authorship, examples of cancellantia, and other bibliographical features that might have a bearing on nomenclatural problems. Since publication will be only online, most papers can be published very rapidly.

Publishing may be article by article or with an Editorial Notice or with one of our periodic Notes sections. Due to concerns about VAT (especially as regards EU sales) the implementation of our web-based subscription system has been delayed; however, a decision has been made to go ahead. Volume 3 will begin with free downloads, and immediate Open Access, and access is article (issue) by article.

If the new system is in place in good time an appeal will be made to collect donations in place of the foregone subscriptions for Volume 3.

Modifications visible, but not active, below illustrate the password-based options for institutions or individuals to download or to have on-line reader access. Three levels of subscription are planned, one for individuals and two for institutions (1. inclusive of LAN usage within the institution; 2. inclusive of an institutional LAN that is open to external readers).

Subscriptions will cover one volume and volumes will be considered complete when or soon after the page count reaches 160 pages. Occasionally Supplements may be produced, associated with a volume, and either provided without extra cost to subscribers or offered against separate payment.

Guidelines to authors are provided at the end of every issue, and also may be downloaded [HERE].

Editorial Board:

  • Kraig Adler, USA [Herpetology]
  • Patrice Bouchard, Canada [Entomology]
  • Les Christidis, Australia [Ornithology]
  • Alfred Gardner, USA [Mammalogy]
  • Maurice Kottelat, Switzerland [Ichthyology]
  • Andrea Kourgli, Austria [Zoology Librarian]
  • Christopher Lyal, United Kingdom [Entomology]
  • Svetlana Nikolaeva, United Kingdom [Paleontology]
  • Constance Rinaldo, USA [Zoology Librarian]
  • Ray Williams, United Kingdom [Parasitology; Cnidaria]
  • Edward Dickinson, UK [Acting Editor]

Further appointments will be made to represent other disciplines in zoology.

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available after Vol, 3 is completed (min. 160 pp.)

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Williams, R.B. A bibliographical description and publishing history of Edward Forbes's A History of British Starfishes (1840-1841) with exact dates of publication of new taxa and nomenclatural acts. Pp. 1-23.

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Lebossé, A. & E.C. Dickinson. Fresh information relevant to the make-up of the livraisons of the “Galerie des Oiseaux” by Vieillot (1748-1831) & Oudart (1796-1860. Pp. 25-58.

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Mlíkovský, J. The dating of Vieillot's “Analyse d’une nouvelle ornithologie élémentaire”. Pp. 59-62.

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Gouraud, C. The authorship of the name Ornismya Parzudaki (Aves: Trochilidae). Pp. 63-68.

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A review of the authorship and dates of publication of birds newly described from the "Voyage de la Coquille" (1822‐1825)

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Aimassi, G. The original description of Bonelli's Eagle Aquila fasciata Vieillot (Aves: Accipitridae). Pp. 1-14.

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David, N. & E.C. Dickinson. The ligatures -æ - and - œ - in Vieillot's new avian names established in the Nouveau Dictionnaire d'Histoire naturelle vols. I-XXXVI (1816-1819). Pp. 15-26.

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Dickinson, E.C. & A. Lebossé. The Magazin de Zoologie Series I (1831-1838)

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