Protonym: Heteromirafra archeri Bull.Br.Orn.Club 40 p.64
Taxonomy: Passeriformes / Alaudidae / Heteromirafra
Taxonomy Code: liblar1
Type Locality: Jifa, 5,000 feet, western border of British Somaliland.
Author: Stephenson Clarke
Publish Year: 1920
IUCN Status: Critically Endangered
(Alaudidae; Ϯ Rudd's Lark H. ruddi) Gr. ἑτερος heteros different, another; genus Mirafra Horsfield, 1821, bush lark (see Heteronyx); "Mr. CLAUDE H. B. GRANT said that Mr. TOM IREDALE had kindly drawn his attention to the fact that the name Heteronyx which he proposed for a genus of African Larks in the Bull. B.O.C. xxi. p. 111 (1908), was preoccupied in insects. He therefore proposed to rename it Heteromirafra, and the species must in future stand as Heteromirafra ruddi (Grant)." (Grant 1913); "Heteromirafra C. Grant, 1913, Bull. British Ornith. Club, XXXI, p. 114. New name for Heteronyx C. Grant, 1908, preoccupied by Heteronyx Guérin-Méneville, 1831 (Coleoptera)." (JAJ 2021).
● Anthony L. Archer (b. 1933) British big-game hunter in Kenya (cf. “collected at Archer’s Post on the Ewaso Ng’iro River, Samburu District” (Cunningham-van Someren 1984)) (syn. Buphagus erythrorhynchus).
● Sir Geoffrey Francis Archer (1882-1964) British explorer, Gov. of British Somaliland 1919-1922, Gov.-Gen. of the Sudan 1924-1926 (syn. Buteo augur, Dessonornis, subsp. Falco tinnunculus, syn. Eremomela icteropygialis griseoflava, Heteromirafra, subsp. Platalea leucorodia, subsp. Scleroptila gutturalis, subsp. Tachymarptis melba).
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