Parotia wahnesi Rothschild

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 : 105

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Parotia wahnesi Rothschild


Parotia wahnesi Rothschild View in CoL View at ENA

Parotia wahnesi Rothschild View in CoL (in Foerster and Rothschild), 1906: 2 (mountains of German New Guinea).

Now Parotia wahnesi Rothschild, 1906 View in CoL . See Hartert, 1919: 128; Mayr, 1931c: 649; 1962d: 196; Gilliard, 1969: 170–172; Diamond, 1985: 79–80; Coates, 1990: 469–471; Cracraft, 1992: 29; Frith and Beehler, 1998: 292–297; and Frith and Frith, 2009b: 471–472.

LECTOTYPE: AMNH 678233 View Materials , adult male, collected in the Rawlinson Mountains , 06.32S, 147.17E ( Frith and Beehler, 1998: 570), Huon Peninsula, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea (formerly German New Guinea), in December 1905 – January 1906, by Carl Wahnes. From the Rothschild Collection. GoogleMaps

COMMENTS: The description of this species was printed in a three-page separate publication, for a copy of which I am most grateful to Clifford Frith. No type was designated in the original description, in which both male and female were described. A much-shortened description was published by Rothschild (1906: 7–8) and further notes on the species and a plate were published by Rothschild (1911: 356, pl. VI), but by that time he had additional, but undated, males. Hartert (1919: 128) listed as the type a ‘‘fere ad.’’ male, collected in the Rawlinson Mountains in December 1905 – January 1906, thereby designating as the lectotype AMNH 678233, a male molting into adult plumage but in which a few of the primaries and secondaries retain the brown of immaturity; it bears a Rothschild type label. The paralectotypes in AMNH are two females collected at the same time and place by Wahnes, AMNH 678234 and 678235.














Parotia wahnesi Rothschild

Lecroy, Mary 2014

Parotia wahnesi

Frith, C. B. & D. W. Frith 2009: 471
Frith, C. B. & B. M. Beehler 1998: 292
Cracraft, J. 1992: 29
Coates, B. J. 1990: 469
Diamond, J. M. 1985: 79
Gilliard, E. T. 1969: 170
Mayr, E. 1962: 196
Mayr, E. 1931: 649
Hartert, E. 1919: 128
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