Garrulus bispecularis interstinctus Hartert

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 : 115-116

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Garrulus bispecularis interstinctus Hartert


Garrulus bispecularis interstinctus Hartert

Garrulus bispecularis interstinctus Hartert, 1918d: 430 (Darjiling) .

Now Garrulus glandarius interstinctus Hartert, 1918 View in CoL . See Vaurie, 1959: 143; Blake and Vaurie, 1962: 234; Dickinson, 2003: 508–509; Dickinson et al., 2004c: 114, 128; Rasmussen and Anderton, 2005: 593–594; and dos Anjos, 2009: 588– 589.

HOLOTYPE: AMNH 676626 View Materials bis, sex? (‘‘apparently male,’’ according to Hartert), collected in Darjeeling, Sikkim, India, in 1883. On exchange to Rothschild from E.H. Giglioli, MZUF; from the Rothschild Collection.

COMMENTS: In the original description, Hartert noted that his type had been obtained from Giglioli on exchange from the Florence Museum, that there were three specimens of his new form in the Rothschild Collection, and that he had examined six additional ones in the BMNH. Of the three Rothschild specimens, AMNH 676626bis is the only one obtained from MZUF. The ‘‘bis’’ following the number indicates that it had been found in the collection without a number and was added to the AMNH catalog between nos. 676626 and 676627. The original small field tag on this specimen has the annotation ‘‘ m. 1908,’’ which may indicate the sex and the collector’s field number. The two paratypes in AMNH are: Sikkim, AMNH 676627 and 676627bis, both sex?, collected in March 1876, from the H.J. Elwes Collection. This form was not included in any of Hartert’s lists of types in the Rothschild Collection.

As noted by Dickinson et al. (2004b: 128, fn. 13), only one dataless specimen from the Rothschild Collection was cataloged as interstinctus at AMNH (no. 676630) and it had been discarded in 1953. However, further search revealed that the three specimens listed here, cataloged as bispecularis , comprised Hartert’s type series, the holotype being the specimen exchanged from Giglioli.

Steinheimer (2009: 9–10) thought that perhaps one of the Elwes paratypes of interstinctus (AMNH 676627 and 676627bis (not 676628)) might have been seen by Reichenow when he described G. rufescens , but nothing is recorded on the label of either AMNH specimen that this was the case.


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Garrulus bispecularis interstinctus Hartert

Lecroy, Mary 2014

Garrulus glandarius interstinctus

dos Anjos, L. 2009: 588
Rasmussen, P. G. & J. C. Anderton 2005: 593
Dickinson, E. C. & S. Eck & J. Martens 2004: 114
Dickinson, E. C. 2003: 508
Blake, E. R. & C. Vaurie 1962: 234
Vaurie, C. 1959: 143

Garrulus bispecularis interstinctus

Hartert, E. 1918: 430
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