Is someone here who is able to get access to the publications of the Biological Society of Washington? They have several interesting papers to poorly known or extinct birds, including the Tachira Antpitta.
Is here really no one who has access to the journals of that society? In particular i am searching for the first description of the Stephanoaetus mahery which was described by Goodman in the Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington in 1994.
Thank you, Peter. This is kind. Since yesterday, I have an account at Bioone by the courtesy of the German Wikimedia Foundation as literature sholarship. Bioone has only the current issues (since 2005) of the Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington but unfortunately i have found no website which provide the older issues.
So, I'm not able to find the 1994 article you want either......
I think this is the full reference of the article you want: Goodman, S.M. (1994). Description of a new species of subfossil eagle from Madagascar: Stephanoaetus (Aves: Falconiformes) from the deposits of Amphasambazimba. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 107 421-428.
And the website of the Society isn't working, at least not on my computer here: www.biolsocwash.org. Maybe it would be possible to get a copy there (when it works anyway).
Sorry, but I can't help you finding this article either.
thank you very much for your tries. Well, it seems that www.biolsocwash.org is not working at the moment. But maybe there is a contact address at the Society where you can ask whether older issues are still availabe.
I've just ordered isssue 107 (all 4 parts) via a German book store. I am really curious on the Stephanoaetus mahery article because it is the only comprehensive article about this species so far. It would be great if Stephen Goodman (who is one of the best experts on the wildlife of Madagascar) would write a book about the vanished fauna of Madagascar (similar to the Anthony Cheke about the Mascarenes and Trevor Worthy about New Zealand).
Here are other interesting volumes of the Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington:
Volume 100 (1987): First description of Vini sonotoi and Vini vidivici Volume 102 (1989): First description of Megapodius alimentum Volume 106 (1993): First description of Coua berthae Volume 115 (2002): First description of the Huahine Gull (Larus utuini)