Strepera graculina robinsoni Mathews, 1912

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 : 75-76

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Strepera graculina robinsoni Mathews


Strepera graculina robinsoni Mathews View in CoL

Strepera graculina robinsoni Mathews, 1912a: 443 View in CoL (North Queensland).

Now Strepera graculina robinsoni Mathews, 1912 View in CoL . See Amadon, 1951: 24–25; 1962b: 170; Schodde and Mason, 1999: 551–554; Dickinson, 2003: 463; and Russell and Rowley, 2009: 340–341.

HOLOTYPE: AMNH 673608 View Materials , adult male, collected on the Johnstone River , 17.31S, 146.04E ( USBGN, 1957), northern Queensland, Australia, on 19 June 1900, by E. Olive (no. 65). From the Mathews Collection (no. 4287) via the Rothschild Collection. GoogleMaps

COMMENTS: In the original description, Mathews gave his catalog number of the holotype and the range as North Queensland. The type does not now bear a ‘‘Figured’’ label, but it was the model for Mathews (1923b: pl. 488, bottom fig., opp. p. 406, text p. 407) where he confirmed that the specimen collected on the ‘‘Johnson River, North Queensland’’ on 19 June 1900 is the type of robinsoni.

The following are paratypes: Johnstone River, AMNH 673606 View Materials , 673607 View Materials , 673609– 673612 View Materials (Mathews nos. 4285, 4286, 4288, 4290, 4291, 4292), three males, three females, collected 19–20 June 1900, by Olive ; Cooktown , AMNH 673614 View Materials (3646), male, 3 July 1900, AMNH 673616 View Materials (4289), male, 18 July 1896, both collected by Olive ; Mackay , AMNH 673618 View Materials (6466), no other data. AMNH 673613 View Materials and 673615, collected by Olive at Bellenden Ker and Cooktown in 1899 were not cataloged by Mathews until November 1913 (nos. 18166, 18167), after the publication of robinsoni on 31 January 1912. AMNH 673617 View Materials is an Olive skin of this form but was never in the Mathews Collection .

H.C. Robinson had Olive make a collection of birds for him in 1899 and 1900, which was reported on by Robinson and Laverock (1900: 617–653). Part of this collection was purchased by Mathews and part by Rothschild.














Strepera graculina robinsoni Mathews

Lecroy, Mary 2014

Strepera graculina robinsoni

Russell, E. M. & I. C. R. Rowley 2009: 340
Dickinson, E. C. 2003: 463
Schodde, R. & I. J. Mason 1999: 551

Strepera graculina robinsoni

Mathews, G. M. 1912: 443
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