A review of the genus Rhipidura, with an enumeration of the specimens in the Leyden Museum
When occasionally looking over the specimens of the genus Rhipidura in our Museum, there were so many puzzling questions which could not be satisfactorily dissolved at once, that I decided to a comparative revision of the whole genus. This revision is not solely based upon our own material, but also on the rich and well-arranged collection in the British Museum, which I had the good fortune to look through during my recent visit to London, and amongst which I found several species , which were published after the issue of Dr. Sharpe’s excellent Catalogue of the Muscicapidae. As in this catalogue the synonymy of each species is well-established up to the date of its issue, it would be of very little value to give it here once more, and I restricted, therefore, all synonymical remarks to those species about which I differ from the author of the Catalogue and to the species which were published afterwards. As to the limits of the genus, I agree with Dr. Sharpe in including the genera Leucocerca and Sauloprocta; ; moreover I found, and Dr. Sharpe adheres now to this opinion, that the genus Neomyias, established in his catalogue, has to be reunited with Rhipidura.
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Büttikofer, J. (1892). A review of the genus Rhipidura, with an enumeration of the specimens in the Leyden Museum. Notes from the Leyden Museum, 15(1), 65–98.