Falcinellus striatus atratus Rothschild and 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 : 99-100

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Falcinellus striatus atratus Rothschild and Hartert


Falcinellus striatus atratus Rothschild and Hartert

Falcinellus striatus atratus Rothschild and Hartert, 1911: 160 (Mt. Goliath, at altitudes of not less than 5000 ft).

Now Epimachus fastosus atratus ( Rothschild and Hartert, 1911) View in CoL . See Hartert, 1919: 130; Mayr, 1941; 1962d: 190; Gilliard, 1969: 137–141; Diamond, 1972: 328; Cracraft, 1992: 19; Frith and Beehler, 1998: 517; and Frith and Frith, 2009b: 479.

LECTOTYPE: AMNH 677957 View Materials , adult male, collected on Mount Goliath , 04.41S, 139.50E ( Frith and Beehler, 1998: 569), Pegunungan Jayawijaya (= Oranje Mountains), Papua Province, Indonesia, on 12 January 1911, by Albert S. Meek (no. 5100). From the Rothschild Collection. GoogleMaps

COMMENTS: No type was designated in the original description, with both male and female described. Rothschild and Hartert (1913: 522) listed one adult male, two juvenile males, three adult females, one juvenile female, along with Meek’s field numbers. All these specimens would have been available to Rothschild and Hartert when atratus was described. Hartert (1919: 130), by listing the adult male bearing Meek’s no. 5100 as the type, designated it the lectotype. Paralectotypes, all from Mount Goliath, are: AMNH 677958 (Meek no. 5369), female; AMNH 677959 (5401), immature male; AMNH 677960 (5370), AMNH 677961 (5126), AMNH 677962 (5306), females; AMNH 677963 (5413), immature female, all collected in January and February 1911 by Meek.

During his collecting in western New Guinea, Meek was accompanying Dutch exploratory expeditions ( Rothschild and Hartert, 1913; LeCroy and Jansen, 2011: 182–183). No doubt as a gesture of appreciation, an adult male specimen was sent by Meek to the ‘‘Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies’’ ( Rothschild and Hartert, 1913: 522); this specimen was not part of the type series.

In the ornithological literature, the species name has been variously spelled fastosus and fastuosus . Hermann (1783: 194) described this species as Promerops fastuosus but later, on page 202 of the same publication, corrected the spelling to fastosus , as noted by Frith and Frith (2009b: 479). For use of Epimachus instead of Falcinellus , see Laubmann (1920: 160); and for use of fastosus instead of striatus , see Stresemann (1920: 328).














Falcinellus striatus atratus Rothschild and Hartert

Lecroy, Mary 2014

Epimachus fastosus atratus ( Rothschild and Hartert, 1911 )

Frith, C. B. & D. W. Frith 2009: 479
Frith, C. B. & B. M. Beehler 1998: 517
Cracraft, J. 1992: 19
Diamond, J. M. 1972: 328
Gilliard, E. T. 1969: 137
Mayr, E. 1962: 190
Hartert, E. 1919: 130

Falcinellus striatus atratus

Rothschild, W. & E. Hartert 1911: 160
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