Cracticus tibicen terraereginae 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 : 74

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Cracticus tibicen terraereginae Mathews


Cracticus tibicen terraereginae Mathews

Cracticus tibicen terraereginae Mathews, 1912a: 372 (Queensland (Bartle Frere)).

Now Gymnorhina tibicen terraereginae ( Mathews, 1912) View in CoL . See Amadon, 1951: 20; 1962b: 169; Schodde and Mason, 1999: 545–550; Hughes et al., 2001: 25–34; Dickinson, 2003: 463; Toon et al., 2003: 337–343; 2007: 2525–2541; and Russell and Rowley, 2009: 339–340.

HOLOTYPE: AMNH 673046 View Materials , adult male, collected on Mount Bartle Frere , 17.20S, 145.45E (Times Atlas ), Queensland, Australia, on 26 May 1900, by E. Olive (no. 119). From the Mathews Collection (no. 3637) via the Rothschild Collection. GoogleMaps

COMMENTS: In the original description, Mathews cited his catalog number of the holotype and gave the range of terraereginae as ‘‘North Queensland.’’ The holotype, in addition to Olive’s original label, bears a Mathews Collection label, Mathews and Rothschild type labels and a ‘‘Figured’’ label, indicating that the specimen served as the model for Mathews (1923b: pl. 483, center fig., opp p. 337, text p. 338), where it is confirmed as the type of terraereginae. Apparently, Mathews had first intended to name the subspecies ‘‘ queenslandicus,’’ as this name is marked out on both type labels and replaced on the Rothschild type label with terraereginae.

The following specimens are paratypes: Bartle Frere, AMNH 673045 View Materials (Mathews no. 3638), males, 26 May 1900, collected by Olive ; Inkerman, AMNH 673042 View Materials (2551), male, AMNH 673043 View Materials (2552), female, 5 March 1907, collected by Stalker. AMNH 673045 View Materials is not a paratype as it was in the part of the Olive collection purchased by Rothschild and was never in the Mathews Collection. Other specimens of terraereginae from north Queensland in the Mathews Collection were collected after its publication on 31 January 1912 .

Mathews purchased part of Olive’s collection from H.C. Robinson, for whom Olive had made the collection (see Robinson and Laverock, 1900: 617–653). Ingram (1908b: 458–481) reported on Stalker’s collection at Inkerman.

Based on morphology, G.t. terraereginae was recognized by Schodde and Mason (1999: 545–550), but was found undifferentiated from nominate tibicen by Hughes et al. (2001) and Toon et al. (2007), based on selected DNA sequences.














Cracticus tibicen terraereginae Mathews

Lecroy, Mary 2014

Gymnorhina tibicen terraereginae ( Mathews, 1912 )

Russell, E. M. & I. C. R. Rowley 2009: 339
Toon, A. & P. B. Mather & A. M. Baker & K. L. Durrant & J. M. Hughes 2007: 2525
Dickinson, E. C. 2003: 463
Toon, A. & J. Hughes & A. Baker & P. Mather 2003: 337
Hughes, J. M. & A. M. Baker & G. de Zylva & P. B. Mather 2001: 25
Schodde, R. & I. J. Mason 1999: 545

Cracticus tibicen terraereginae

Mathews, G. M. 1912: 372
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