Epimachus fastosus stresemanni 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 : 100

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Epimachus fastosus stresemanni Hartert


Epimachus fastosus stresemanni Hartert

Epimachus fastosus stresemanni Hartert, 1930: 34 (Schraderberg) .

Now Epimachus fastosus atratus Rothschild and Hartert, 1911 View in CoL . See Mayr, 1962d: 191; Gilliard, 1969: 137–141; Diamond, 1969: 31–36; Coates, 1990: 444–445; Cracraft, 1992: 19; Frith and Beehler, 1998: 357–365; and Frith and Frith, 2009b: 479.

HOLOTYPE: AMNH 677964 View Materials , adult male, collected on Schrader Mountain (= Schraderberg), 05.00S, 144.05E (PNG, 1984), Madang Province, Papua New Guinea, on 13 June 1913, by Joseph Bürgers (no. 2094). From the Rothschild Collection. GoogleMaps

COMMENTS: In the original description, Hartert mentioned that Bürgers had collected 17 specimens of Epimachus fastosus on the Schraderberg and that Stresemann (1923: 34– 35) had reported on the collection. Hartert designated Bürgers’ adult male specimen no. 2094 as the holotype of stresemanni. Two specimens listed by Stresemann (1923: 34) have no Bürgers’ numbers given. These are probably the two specimens now in AMNH. According to Rothschild’s partial list of exchanges in the AMNH Department of Ornithology Archives, he received two specimens of Epimachus atrata on exchange from ZMB on 3 September 1921, and these were probably not available to Stresemann when his manuscript was readied for publication. The paratypes are AMNH 677965 (Bürgers’ no. 1730), immature male, collected on the Schraderberg on 27 May 1913, as well as the 15 specimens that were in ZMB. Steinheimer (2005: 15) found that there are now only 14 paratypes in ZMB, with the missing specimen apparently the immature male with Bürgers’ no. 2022.

The sex of the paratype in AMNH had been recorded on the Rothschild Collection label as female, but an upside-down female symbol (= s) is used on the original label of both the adult male holotype and this paratype. The AMNH number of the holotype was given incorrectly as 6777964 by Frith and Beehler (1998: 360).

Long considered a poorly differentiated subspecies, stresemanni was synonymized with atrata by Cracraft (1992: 19) and later authors have agreed.














Epimachus fastosus stresemanni Hartert

Lecroy, Mary 2014

Epimachus fastosus atratus

Frith, C. B. & D. W. Frith 2009: 479
Frith, C. B. & B. M. Beehler 1998: 357
Cracraft, J. 1992: 19
Coates, B. J. 1990: 444
Gilliard, E. T. 1969: 137
Diamond, J. M. 1969: 31
Mayr, E. 1962: 191

Epimachus fastosus stresemanni

Hartert, E. 1930: 34
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