Chlamydera maculata sedani Mathews

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 : 87-88

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Chlamydera maculata sedani Mathews


Chlamydera maculata sedani Mathews

Chlamydera maculata sedani Mathews, 1913b: 78 (Gloncurry River, Queensland).

Now Chlamydera maculata (Gould, 1837) View in CoL . See Mathews, 1926: 322–333; Hartert, 1929a: 57; Mayr and Jennings, 1952: 8–10; Mayr, 1962c: 179; Gilliard, 1969: 361–363; Schodde and Mason, 1999: 634–635; and Frith and Frith, 2004: 403–405; 2009a: 402–403.

LECTOTYPE: AMNH 679144 View Materials , female, collected at Sedan , Cloncurry (not Gloncurry) River, Queensland, Australia, on 25 Febru-

ary 1910, by William R. Maclennan. From the Mathews Collection (no. 17328) via the Rothschild Collection.

COMMENTS: In the original description, Mathews did not mention the sex of his type or his catalog number, only that it was collected on 25 February 1910. The type bears an original label with the collector not indicated, a Mathews Collection label bearing his catalog number and marked ‘‘Type’’ and ‘‘ sedani ’’ by Mathews, a Rothschild type label, and a Mathews ‘‘Figured’’ label, indicating that it was the model for Mathews (1926: pl. 584, upper figure, opp. p. 322; text p. 324), where, on page 324, the first female noted as figured is said to be the type of sedani. This listing of the type with the sex, date, and locality serves to designate the specimen as the lectotype of sedani. Mathews’ ‘‘Figured’’ labels are almost always left blank by him; in this case Hartert filled in the ‘‘Figured’’ label and said ( Hartert, 1929a: 57) that it was presumably the upper figure of plate 585. A note by E[rnst] M[ayr] added ‘‘but not very good!’’ However, this lectotype is the upper figure on plate 584, as it is closer in overall color to the lectotype and in the length of the crest. The upper figure in pl. 585 is a female of C. maculata macdonaldi (see below).

In his catalog, Mathews noted that he obtained this specimen from Macgillivray. W.D.K. Macgillivray (1914: 132–186) report- ed on a collection made for him by William Maclennan in 1910; on page 183 is an account of Maclennan’s collecting this female and a male of C. maculata at Sedan on 24 February. The date 25 February on the label may well represent the date the specimen was skinned. No locality other than the Cloncurry River was mentioned in the original description, but Macgillivray (1914: 132) gave more information on the collecting locality. He noted that Maclennan journeyed down the Cloncurry River and made ‘‘a permanent camp at the Sedan Dip, about 10 miles north of Byromine Station and about 80 miles from the Cloncurry township.’’

The male marked as collected on the same day is a paralectotype: Sedan, Cloncurry River, AMNH 679143, immature male, collected (skinned) on 25 February 1910 by Maclennan.

Schodde and Mason (1999: 634–635) explained their reasons for considering Chlamydera maculata a monotypic species separate from Chlamydera guttata and most subsequent authors have followed them. Christidis and Boles (2008: 179–180), following Kusmierski et al. (1997), merge the genus Chlamydera into Ptilonorhynchus , but further study is needed.














Chlamydera maculata sedani Mathews

Lecroy, Mary 2014

Chlamydera maculata (Gould, 1837)

Frith, C. B. & D. W. Frith 2009: 402
Frith, C. B. & D. W. Frith 2004: 403
Schodde, R. & I. J. Mason 1999: 634
Gilliard, E. T. 1969: 361
Mayr, E. 1962: 179
Mayr, E. & K. Jennings 1952: 8
Hartert, E. 1929: 57
Mathews, G. M. 1926: 322

Chlamydera maculata sedani

Mathews, G. M. 1913: 78
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