Scenopoeetes dentirostris minor 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 : 81

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Scenopoeetes dentirostris minor Mathews


Scenopoeetes dentirostris minor Mathews

Scenopoeetes dentirostris minor Mathews, 1915a: 132 (Johnstone River, Queensland).

Now Scenopoeetes dentirostris (Ramsay, 1876) View in CoL . See Mathews, 1926: 307–312; 1930: 889; Mayr and Jennings, 1952: 3–4; Mayr, 1962c: 175; Gilliard, 1969: 273–281; Schodde and Mason, 1999: 625; Dickinson, 2003: 427; and Frith and Frith, 2004: 257–259; 2009a: 394.

LECTOTYPE: AMNH 679423 View Materials , male, collected on the Johnstone River , 17.31S, 146.04E ( USBGN, 1957), Queensland, Australia, on 23 June 1900, by E. Olive (no. 63). From the Mathews Collection (no. 4295) via the Rothschild Collection. GoogleMaps

COMMENTS: In the original description, Mathews gave Johnstone River as the collecting locality of the type, without any further identifying information. Mathews had six specimens from the Johnstone River, cataloged by him as numbers 4293–4298. AMNH 679423 bears in addition to Olive’s original label, a Mathews label with ‘‘Type’’ and ‘‘minor’’ in his hand and a Rothschild type label, both marked with Mathews catalog number, although this was not cited in the original description. Hartert (1929a: 55), by listing as the type the single specimen collected by Olive on 23 June 1900 thereby designated it the lectotype. He also noted that this type specimen is juvenile and has the wing and tail feathers abraded, giving an unusually small wing measurement for the type. The five paralectotypes, all collected by Olive on the Johnstone River in June 1900, are: AMNH 679422, 679424, 679425, males, and AMNH 679426, 679427, females.

These specimens were reported on by Robinson and Laverock (1900: 623) under the name Tectonornis dentirostris and were said to have come from Mount Bellenden Ker, although all the labels are marked ‘‘Johnstone River.’’














Scenopoeetes dentirostris minor Mathews

Lecroy, Mary 2014

Scenopoeetes dentirostris (Ramsay, 1876)

Frith, C. B. & D. W. Frith 2009: 394
Frith, C. B. & D. W. Frith 2004: 257
Dickinson, E. C. 2003: 427
Schodde, R. & I. J. Mason 1999: 625
Gilliard, E. T. 1969: 273
Mayr, E. 1962: 175
Mayr, E. & K. Jennings 1952: 3
Mathews, G. M. 1930: 889
Mathews, G. M. 1926: 307

Scenopoeetes dentirostris minor

Mathews, G. M. 1915: 132
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