Thomas PennantPennant, Thomas (1726-1798).
British. Naturalist, best known for his
works on zoology. Correspondent of
Linnaeus. has received a greeting from Linnaeus through Tunstall [Linnaeus to Tunstall, 26 October 1773Letter L4910]. Linnaeus had mentioned one Grouse as a nondescript. To prevent Linnaeusís running into any error about it, Pennant sends the references; the Gor cock, Moor-cock, etc. In the third edition of Pennantís work the genus will be named Grouse with the trivial name Red.
The Ptarmigan of the Hudson Bay differs specifically from Pennantís, p. 206.
Pennant asks Linnaeus to peruse Giovanni Antonio ScopoliísScopoli, Giovanni Antonio
(1723-1788). Italian. Physician and
naturalist. Correspondent of Linnaeus. Annus primusScopoli, Giovanni Antonio
Annus historico-naturalis, 5 vol.
(Leipzig, 1769-1772). and see whether his Tetrao nemesianus is not a bird as yet little known.
Pennantís arctic Gull II:420 breeds commonly in the heath on the islands of Jura and Rhum, two of the Hebrides.