Binomial and Trinomial Index to the Auk, 1884-1940, also including the Nuttall Bulletin, 1876-1883, and the A.O.U. Check-List of North American Birds (All Seven Editions)

Andrew W. Pollock III

The republication of 19th- and 20th-century scholarly journals on the Internet has made available a vast trove of information that would have hitherto been available only in large institutional libraries. In recent years, journals on the topic of ornithology have been scanned electronically, and can be read at such sites as the Searchable Ornithological Research Archive (SORA) at https://sora.unm.edu/, Biodiversity Heritage Library at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/ , and others.

The availability of these resources to a wide audience for the first time in history suggests the possibility that comprehensive indexes to these texts could have value to users. Although many online texts are searchable, some useful citations might be overlooked because of the failure of Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology to correctly decipher spelling and the inability of indexing software to recognize names, especially when abbreviations are used. In some cases, fewer than 25% of scientific names are properly recognized and listed in machine created indexes, whereas those compiled "by hand" have the potential to closely approach 100% completeness.

With the above in mind, I have compiled an index of binomial and trinomial scientific names mentioned in the following:

Bulletin of the Nuttall Ornithological Club (1876-1883)

Indexed volumes: 1876, 100 p.; 1877, 115 p.; 1878, 208 p.; 1879, 256 p.; 1880, 256 p.; 1881, 265 p.; 1882, 275 p.; 1883, 260 p.

The Auk (1884-1940)

Indexed volumes: 1884, 419 p.; 1885, 411 p.; 1886, 529 p.; 1887, 381 p.; 1888, 484 p.; 1889, 359 p.; 1890, 434 p.; 1891, 421 p.; 1892, 420 p.; 1893, 407 p.; 1894, 359 p.; 1895, 418 p.; 1896, 366 p.; 1897, 452 p.; 1898, 361 p.; 1899, 400 p.; 1900, 424 p.; 1901, 436 p.; 1902, 447 p.; 1903, 480 p.; 1904, 531 p.; 1905, 470 p.; 1906, 518 p.; 1907, 518 p.; 1908, 533 p.; 1909, 483 p.; 1910, 516 p.; 1911, 549 p.; 1912, 605 p.; 1913, 658 p.; 1914, 593 p.; 1915, 568 p.; 1916, 489 p.; 1917, 542 p.; 1918, 541 p.; 1919, 668 p.; 1920, 677 p; 1921, 652 p.; 1922, 624 p.; 1923, 758 p.; 1924, 679 p.; 1925, 649 p.; 1926, 609 p.; 1927, 627 p.; 1928, 573 p.; 1929, 624 p.; 1930, 648 p.; 1931, 682 p.; 1932, 549 p.; 1933, 495 p.; 1934, 601 p.; 1935, 526 p.; 1936, 508 p.; 1937, 590 p.; 1938, 722 p.; 1939, 520 p.; 1940, 616 p.

A.O.U. Check-List of North American Birds (each of the seven editions 1886-1998, plus the abbreviated version of the 1st edition, 1889).

Indexed volumes: 1st edition (1886), viii + 392 p.; 1st abbreviated edition. (1889) 71 p.; 2nd edition. (1895). xi + 372 p.; 3rd edition. (1910). 430 p.; 4th edition. (1931). xix + 526 p.; 5th edition. (1947). xiii + 691 p.; 6th edition. (1983). xxix + 877 p.; 7th edition. (1998). liv + 829 p.

Scope:

Altogether more than 30,000 names are indexed. The index--including synonymy--totals more than 7,000 pages.

Comments on style:

Spellings are intended to follow the style used in the indexed volumes, except that traditional vowel ligatures have been removed, e.g. "Æ" is represented as "Ae". For expediency, accent marks and apostrophes have been omitted.

Although the text of each volume is indexed, there is no indexing of the tables of contents, nor have the individual volume indexes been incorporated in the present work.

This index has been checked for transcription and citation errors, and all errors found have been corrected. It's likely that a small percentage of errors were overlooked, and still remain.

This index has been annotated, with the view of increasing its value to users. Information included for each indexed name (where available) is as follows:

Current scientific name--I've followed Avibase as primary reference, and ITIS as secondary reference.

Vernacular names--in cases were such are mentioned in indexed publications; not comprehensive.

Authority--in cases where mentioned in indexed publications.

Type locality--as mentioned in indexed publications (annotations are incomplete for binomial names)

Taxonomic Serial No-as provided by ITIS (where available)

Synonymy:

A synonomy is provided to help readers find synonyms of various taxa that are mentioned on the pages of indexed volumes.

Commonly used abbreviations:

Auk: The Auk (Journal of the American Ornithologists' Union), 1884 to date (index covers years 1884-1920 inclusive)

A.O.U.C.L. = American Ornithologists' Union Check-List of North American Birds

A.O.U.C.C.&N. (American Ornithologists' Union Committee of Classification and Nomenclature)

Avibase: website = http://avibase.bsc-eoc.org/

Fossilworks: website: http://fossilworks.org/bridge.pl?

ITIS (Integrated Taxonomic Information System): website = http://www.itis.gov/

Marinespecies: website = http://www.marinespecies.org/

Nuttall: Bulletin of the Nuttall Ornithological Club (predecessor of The Auk), 1876-1883

Plants.usda: website = http://plants.usda.gov/java/


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Index A https://archive.org/stream/auk.index.part14of20/auk.index.part01of20#page/n0/mode/1up

Index B https://archive.org/stream/auk.index.part14of20/auk.index.part02of20#page/n0/mode/1up

Index C https://archive.org/stream/auk.index.part14of20/auk.index.part03of20#page/n0/mode/1up

Index D https://archive.org/stream/auk.index.part14of20/auk.index.part04of20#page/n0/mode/1up

Index E https://archive.org/stream/auk.index.part14of20/auk.index.part05of20#page/n0/mode/1up

Index F https://archive.org/stream/auk.index.part14of20/auk.index.part06of20#page/n0/mode/1up

Index G https://archive.org/stream/auk.index.part14of20/auk.index.part07of20#page/n0/mode/1up

Index H https://archive.org/stream/auk.index.part14of20/auk.index.part08of20#page/n0/mode/1up

Index I,J,K https://archive.org/stream/auk.index.part14of20/auk.index.part09of20#page/n0/mode/1up

Index L https://archive.org/stream/auk.index.part14of20/auk.index.part10of20#page/n0/mode/1up

Index M https://archive.org/stream/auk.index.part14of20/auk.index.part11of20#page/n0/mode/1up

Index N https://archive.org/stream/auk.index.part14of20/auk.index.part12of20#page/n0/mode/1up

Index O https://archive.org/stream/auk.index.part14of20/auk.index.part13of20#page/n0/mode/1up

Index P https://archive.org/stream/auk.index.part14of20/auk.index.part14of20#page/n0/mode/1up

Index Q,R https://archive.org/stream/auk.index.part14of20/auk.index.part15of20#page/n0/mode/1up

Index S https://archive.org/stream/auk.index.part14of20/auk.index.part16of20#page/n0/mode/1up

Index T https://archive.org/stream/auk.index.part14of20/auk.index.part17of20#page/n0/mode/1up

Index U,V,W,X,Y,Z https://archive.org/stream/auk.index.part14of20/auk.index.part18of20#page/n0/mode/1up

Synonymy A-L https://archive.org/stream/auk.index.part14of20/auk.index.part19of20#page/n0/mode/1up

Synonymy M-Z https://archive.org/stream/auk.index.part14of20/auk.index.part20of20#page/n0/mode/1up


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Index B https://www.dropbox.com/s/39wq05mibpubdt2/auk.index.part02of20.pdf?dl=0

Index C https://www.dropbox.com/s/dnyutdgunkho183/auk.index.part03of20.pdf?dl=0

Index D https://www.dropbox.com/s/fxwppr76eyol2z0/auk.index.part04of20.pdf?dl=0

Index E https://www.dropbox.com/s/2ctxqsuc6avmord/auk.index.part05of20.pdf?dl=0

Index F https://www.dropbox.com/s/y7clthqbdje9ker/auk.index.part06of20.pdf?dl=0

Index G https://www.dropbox.com/s/ermcwzpo89j5ijj/auk.index.part07of20.pdf?dl=0

Index H https://www.dropbox.com/s/bxn7rwft60la217/auk.index.part08of20.pdf?dl=0

Index I,J,K https://www.dropbox.com/s/a5xmn3r70phvk6x/auk.index.part09of20.pdf?dl=0

Index L https://www.dropbox.com/s/1tanih2q93238ve/auk.index.part10of20.pdf?dl=0

Index M https://www.dropbox.com/s/m5o73sldfrwy8ha/auk.index.part11of20.pdf?dl=0

Index N https://www.dropbox.com/s/649uaoms1ibr3wk/auk.index.part12of20.pdf?dl=0

Index O https://www.dropbox.com/s/6u1xd7h7w8r8oek/auk.index.part13of20.pdf?dl=0

Index P https://www.dropbox.com/s/hm9t5b5uuraehpj/auk.index.part14of20.pdf?dl=0

Index Q,R https://www.dropbox.com/s/t14n1k8yvfhfm5l/auk.index.part15of20.pdf?dl=0

Index S https://www.dropbox.com/s/vp4unj0lm1ubkd1/auk.index.part16of20.pdf?dl=0

Index T https://www.dropbox.com/s/0esl3hygiff0z8e/auk.index.part17of20.pdf?dl=0

Index U,V,W,X,Y,Z https://www.dropbox.com/s/5txr7i05m12tvrn/auk.index.part18of20.pdf?dl=0

Synonymy A-L https://www.dropbox.com/s/olijudw09afj9t1/auk.index.part19of20.pdf?dl=0

Synonymy M-Z https://www.dropbox.com/s/fvxe8j5jm2fmw48/auk.index.part20of20.pdf?dl=0


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Index D http://www.numismalink.com/birds/auk.index.part04of20.pdf

Index E http://www.numismalink.com/birds/auk.index.part05of20.pdf

Index F http://www.numismalink.com/birds/auk.index.part06of20.pdf

Index G http://www.numismalink.com/birds/auk.index.part07of20.pdf

Index H http://www.numismalink.com/birds/auk.index.part08of20.pdf

Index I,J,K http://www.numismalink.com/birds/auk.index.part09of20.pdf

Index L http://www.numismalink.com/birds/auk.index.part10of20.pdf

Index M http://www.numismalink.com/birds/auk.index.part11of20.pdf

Index N http://www.numismalink.com/birds/auk.index.part12of20.pdf

Index O http://www.numismalink.com/birds/auk.index.part13of20.pdf

Index P http://www.numismalink.com/birds/auk.index.part14of20.pdf

Index Q,R http://www.numismalink.com/birds/auk.index.part15of20.pdf

Index S http://www.numismalink.com/birds/auk.index.part16of20.pdf

Index T http://www.numismalink.com/birds/auk.index.part17of20.pdf

Index U,V,W,X,Y,Z http://www.numismalink.com/birds/auk.index.part18of20.pdf

Synonymy A-L http://www.numismalink.com/birds/auk.index.part19of20.pdf

Synonymy M-Z http://www.numismalink.com/birds/auk.index.part20of20.pdf

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