Sturnus vulgaris granti Hartert, 1903

Lecroy, Mary, 2014, Type Specimens Of Birds In The American Museum Of Natural History Part 12. Passeriformes: Ploceidae, Sturnidae, Buphagidae, Oriolidae, Dicruridae, Callaeidae, Grallinidae, Corcoracidae, Artamidae, Cracticidae, Ptilonorhynchidae, Cnemophilidae, Paradisaeidae, And Corvidae, Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 2014 (393), pp. 1-165 : 38-39

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Sturnus vulgaris granti Hartert


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Sturnus vulgaris granti Hartert, 1903d: 43 (Graciosa) View in CoL .

Now Sturnus vulgaris granti Hartert, 1903 View in CoL . See Hartert and Ogilvie-Grant, 1905: 127–128; Hartert, 1919: 136; Vaurie, 1959: 127; Amadon, 1962a: 107; Cramp et al., 1994: 257; Dickinson, 2003: 656; and Craig and Feare, 2009: 723– 725.

HOLOTYPE: AMNH 665677 View Materials , adult male, collected south of Santa Cruz da Graciosa , 39.06N, 28.01W (Times Atlas ), Graciosa Island, Azores, on 22 April 1903, by W.R. Ogilvie-Grant (no. 446). From the Rothschild Collection. GoogleMaps

COMMENTS: Hartert gave Ogilvie-Grant’s unique field number for the holotype in the original description and listed the islands in the Azores from which he had specimens. The island of Fayal was not listed, and a Santa Cruz occurs on two of the islands, with Flores Island not listed. However, the entire collection was shipped at one time ( Hartert and Ogilvie-Grant, 1905: 91) and was undoubtedly in hand when granti was published in November 1903. Ogilvie-Grant’s expedition was financed by Rothschild and the collection was divided between Rothschild and BMNH ( Hartert and Ogilvie-Grant, 1905: 81). Hartert and Ogilvie-Grant (1905: 127–128) listed the number of specimens of granti collected on each island for a total of 20 specimens. Ten specimens, including the holotype, came to AMNH with the Rothschild Collection; the nine paratypes, all collected in 1903, are: above Rosario, Corvo I., AMNH 665672 (Ogilvie-Grant no. 363), male, 14 April; above Santa Cruz, Flores I., AMNH 665673 (408), male, 17 April; above Horta, Fayal I., AMNH 665674 (672), female, 26 May; above Caes da Pico, Pico I., AMNH 665675 (634), male, 21 May; above Calheta, San Jorge I. (= St. George), AMNH 665676 (568), male, 9 May; Requinho, Terceira I., AMNH 665678 (351), male, 9 April; Lameiro, San Miguel I., AMNH 665679 (108), male, AMNH 665680 (96), female, 9–10 March; Almagrera, Santa Maria I., AMNH 665681 (6), female, 27 February. The remaining paratypes are probably in BMNH.














Sturnus vulgaris granti Hartert

Lecroy, Mary 2014

Sturnus vulgaris granti

Craig, A. J. F. K. & C. J. Feare 2009: 723
Dickinson, E. C. 2003: 656
Cramp, S. 1994: 257
Amadon, D. 1962: 107
Vaurie, C. 1959: 127
Hartert, E. 1919: 136
Hartert, E. & W. R. Ogilvie-Grant 1905: 127

Sturnus vulgaris granti

Hartert, E. 1903: 43
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