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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L5457 • Thomas Pennant to Carl Linnaeus, 30 October 1772 n.s.
Dated octr. 30 1772.. Sent from Downing (Great Britain) to Uppsala (Sweden). Written in Latin.

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Thomas PennantPennant, Thomas (1726-1798).
British. Naturalist, best known for his
works on zoology. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
sends Linnaeus descriptions of the following birds that have never been described before:
Anas albifrons,
Falco melanotos
Falco striatus
Falco anatarius
Falco lanatus
Falco cristatus
Strix cinerea
Strix punctata
Cuculus calcaratus
Bucco viridis
Picus ferrugineus
Picus fasciatus
Sturnus sinensis
Loxia jamaicensis
Fringilla
Muscicapa
Hirundo rubra capilla
Pinguin cristatus

Pennant asks Linnaeus to correct his Latin so that he will not seem ridiculous to the world.

[on the back of the letter Linnaeus has made the following comments: Pica, Laurus 3-dactylus duplex, Squalus verberator or Chimaera, Leptocephalus Gronov[ii], Radii piscium, Erminea or distinct from the white, Lepus? Sorex? Vespertilio naso 2-fido, Vespertilio naso foliato, Falco niveus or mine, Otus duplex, Olus].

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a. (LS, XI, 438-439). [1] [2] [3]