Alphachlamydera cerviniventris

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 : 91

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Alphachlamydera cerviniventris


[ Alphachlamydera cerviniventris nova]

This name was introduced by Mathews (1915a: 132), who noted that the type was from ‘‘New Guinea’’ and darker than A. c. cerviniventris . I did not find a New Guinea specimen of Chlamydera cerviniventris in AMNH that had been in the Mathews Collection.


Mayr (1962d: 181–183) included the Cnemophilidae as a subfamily of the Paradisaeidae , but recent molecular studies have found the cnemophiline species to comprise a family far removed from paradisaeids ( Barker et al., 2004; Irestedt and Ohlson, 2008; and Aggerbeck et al., 2014). Because the order of the AMNH type lists follow the order of families in the Peters Check-list series, the Cnemophilidae are placed here but accorded family rank.

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