Manucodia ater subalter 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 : 93

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Manucodia ater subalter Rothschild and Hartert


Manucodia ater subalter Rothschild and Hartert

Manucodia ater subalter Rothschild and Hartert, 1929b: 110 (Dobbo, Aru Islands) .

Now Manucodia ater subalter Rothschild and Hartert, 1929 . See Mayr, 1941: 168; 1962d: 184; Gilliard, 1956; 1969: 95–100; Coates, 1990: 430–431; Cracraft, 1992: 8–9; Frith and Beehler, 1998: 211–217; and Frith and Frith, 2009b: 462– 463.

LECTOTYPE: AMNH 677266 View Materials , adult male, collected at Dobo (= Dobbo), 05.46S, 134.13E ( USBGN, 1982), Aru Islands , Papua Province, Indonesia, on 31 November 1897, by Heinrich Kühn (no. 414). From the Rothschild Collection. GoogleMaps

COMMENTS: In the original description, Rothschild and Hartert designated as the type of subalter a male specimen collected at Dobo, Aru Islands, on 31 November 1897 by H. Kühn. There are, in fact, two specimens collected on that date by Kühn, but AMNH 677266 bears a Rothschild type label, indicating that it was the intended type. It was so cataloged at AMNH and has been so considered ( Frith and Beehler, 1998: 213). In order to remove the ambiguity associated with two specimens bearing the same date, I hereby designate AMNH 277266 the lectotype of Manucodia ater subalter .

In their original description, Rothschild and Hartert gave the range of subalter as the Aru Islands , southern New Guinea to S.E. Papua, islands of Sariba and Yule. The following specimens are paralectotypes of subalter: Trangan Island, Aru Islands, AMNH 677262–677264 View Materials , two males, one female ; Kobror Island , Aru Islands, AMNH 677265 View Materials , female ; Dobo , Aru Islands, AMNH 677267–677273 View Materials , two males, one female, four unsexed ; Wokam Island , Aru Islands, AMNH 677274 View Materials , female ; Yule Island , AMNH 677275 View Materials , 677276 View Materials , one male, one female ; Mailu District , AMNH 677277 View Materials , sex ?; Sariba Island , AMNH 677278 View Materials , male, 31 May 1913, collected by A.F. Eichhorn (no. 5697) ; Mount Victoria , Owen Stanley Mountains , AMNH 677279 View Materials , unsexed. Of these, AMNH 677272 View Materials was exchanged to FMNH in the 1960s. Except for AMNH 677278 View Materials from Sariba Island, collected after the description of altera, the lectotype and paralectotypes of subalter are also paratypes of M. a. altera (see above) .


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Manucodia ater subalter Rothschild and Hartert

Lecroy, Mary 2014

Manucodia ater subalter

Frith, C. B. & D. W. Frith 2009: 462
Frith, C. B. & B. M. Beehler 1998: 211
Cracraft, J. 1992: 8
Coates, B. J. 1990: 430
Gilliard, E. T. 1969: 95
Mayr, E. 1962: 184
Mayr, E. 1941: 168

Manucodia ater subalter

Rothschild, W. & E. Hartert 1929: 110
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