Seleucides ignotus auripennis Schlüter

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 : 98

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Seleucides ignotus auripennis Schlüter


Seleucides ignotus auripennis Schlüter

Seleucides ignotus auripennis Schlüter, 1911: 2 (Umgebung von Dallmannshafen in Deutsch- Neuguinea).

Now Seleucidis melanoleucus auripennis Schlüter, 1911 View in CoL . See Hartert, 1919: 130; 1930: 33; Mayr, 1962d: 189; Gilliard, 1969: 126–131; Coates, 1990: 461–464; Cracraft, 1992: 16; Frith and Beehler, 1998: 427–438; and Frith and Frith, 2009b: 485.

HOLOTYPE: AMNH 677823 View Materials , adult male, collected near Wewak (= Dallmannshafen), 03.35S, 143.35E (PNG General Reference Map, 1984), East Sepik Province (formerly part of Deutsch-Neuguinea), Papua New Guinea, probably in 1910. From the Rothschild Collection. GoogleMaps

COMMENTS: In the original description, Schlüter noted that he had three adult male and one immature male specimens and that Hartert had purchased the type for the Rothschild Collection. He also included information from Hartert that there were two specimens in the Rothschild Collection that also belonged to his new subspecies: an adult male purchased by W. Doherty in 1897 on the Witriwai River , north coast of New Guinea at 139 ° longitude and a female collected by Doherty in 1896 at Takar on the north coast of New Guinea. According to Rothschild’s partial list of purchases (Archives, Department of Ornithology), he purchased two specimens of Seleucidis from Schlüter in January 1911. The second specimen is the immature male listed by Schlüter. Paratypes in AMNH are: AMNH 677810 View Materials , female, Takar, collected in November 1896 by Doherty ; AMNH 677824 View Materials , immature male, Dallmannshafen , June 1910, ‘‘bought from Schlüter’’ (formerly mounted) ; AMNH 677827 View Materials , adult male, bought by Doherty on the Witriwai River (long. 139 °) in 1897. Schlüter was a dealer in natural history items in Halle ( Salle ) and sold specimens widely ( Gebhardt, 1964: 318). Frank Steinheimer (personal commun.) provided information that Schlüter was not officially associated with the Natural History Collections of the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg and that the two missing paratypes are not in that institution .


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Seleucides ignotus auripennis Schlüter

Lecroy, Mary 2014

Seleucidis melanoleucus auripennis Schlüter, 1911

Frith, C. B. & D. W. Frith 2009: 485
Frith, C. B. & B. M. Beehler 1998: 427
Cracraft, J. 1992: 16
Coates, B. J. 1990: 461
Gilliard, E. T. 1969: 126
Mayr, E. 1962: 189
Hartert, E. 1930: 33
Hartert, E. 1919: 130

Seleucides ignotus auripennis Schlüter, 1911: 2

Schluter, W. 1911: 2
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