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Hang onto your hats.  =

This one's such a doozy I was
hoping Mike Lowe would chime in.

The saga starts before the AIS
Registration System was adopted.

SEA GULL -- Japanese introduced by
Hallock about 1885.  Listed as obsolete
& superceded in the 1939 CL.

SEA GULL -- DB by Van Fleet-Lovett,
no date.  Name indicated as unapproved
duplicate in '39 CL.

SEA GULL -- TB registered by Graves in
1937, not introduced.  Noted as obsolete
and released in the '49 CL.

SEA GULL -- TB registered by Smith in 1946,
noted as not introduced in the '49 CL but
may have been introduced in the late '40s
but not reported, or introduced later. =

SEAGULL.  TB introduced by Farr in
1922.  Name noted as REGISTERED
and APPROVED in '39 CL, but superceded.

SEAGULL -- TB introduced by Nellis in
1947.  Name noted as NOT approved
in the '49 CL.

To those accustomed to working with
recent checklists, the earlier ones use
type styleand symbols to convey information:

Registered and approved names
are presented in CAPITALS.

Obsolete registered and approved names
are presented in small capitals preceded
by an asterisk.

Duplicate and unapproved names are
presented with initial capitals and the rest
of each word in lower case.

Synonyms are treated as duplicates, but
in bold lower case.

An asterisk in front of a name meant it
was considered obsolete -- probably no
longer in existence.

A darkened circle in front of a name meant
that it was considered nearly obsolete.

Perhaps more than you wanted to know, but
in this case condensing the story destroys
a lot of information.

The proverbial "Bottom Line":

Any in commerce today "should" be
SEA  GULL -- two words -- the white self
that Smith registered in 1946, which =

superceded both Graves' 1946 SEA
GULL (two words) and Farr's 1922
SEAGULL (one word).

Doesn't mean that it is, of course....

Sharon McAllister

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