The Howard and Moore Complete Checklist of the Birds of the World; Volume 1 Non-passerines
This is a new edition of the major reference work and most respected scientific checklist of birds. Due to its increased size, the fourth edition has been split over two volumes, with Volume 1 listing the non-passerines and Volume 2 listing the passerines.
The fourth edition of The Howard and Moore Complete Checklist of the Birds of the World has been updated to reflect the considerable change in our understanding of the evolution of birds derived from the study of their DNA over the past decade; thus the Cracraft sequence, adopted in 2003, is completely revised here. The new edition also reflects revisions to species limits and includes newly discovered species and subspecies. For each genus, type designation details are now given, and superspecies groups are frequently mentioned in the footnotes. Evaluation, as before, is based on the Biological Species Concept, carefully and conservatively applied. Range statements have been totally revised, particularly for the Americas. Overall the number of footnotes and references cited nearly doubles.
To cut down on the number of printed pages, a CD-ROM is included. This complements a species level index in each volume by providing the full index down to subspecies level. It also includes several appendices.
Lastly, The Howard and Moore Complete Checklist of the Birds of the World, Volume 1 includes a tear-off sheet that can be sent to the editors to request a licence to obtain free downloads of planned regular updates. We understand it is quite likely that such updates may be just part of a new scientific journal and that the free downloads will for some time include all of each issue and not just a PDF of the update itself. This journal will, for the first few years at least, be free to those who bought the fourth edition of The Howard and Moore Complete Checklist of the Birds of the World, whereas others can purchase a subscription.
- ISBN: 9780956861108
- Editor(s): Edward C Dickinson, J V Remsen (Jr)
- Stock Code: 6861108
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 461
- Published: 2013