POLIOPTILIDAE, S. F. Baird, 1858

Mary, Croy, History, Bulletin Of The American Museum Of Natural, At, Central Park West, Street, Th, York, New & Ny, 2005, Type Specimens Of Birds In The American Museum Of Natural History. Part 6. Passeriformes: Prunellidae, Turdidae, Orthonychidae, Timaliidae, Paradoxornithidae, Picathartidae, And Polioptilidae, Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 2005 (292), pp. 1-132: 104-105

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POLIOPTILIDAE
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POLIOPTILIDAE  

Ramphocaenus semitorquatus Lawrence  

Ramphocaenus semitorquatus Lawrence, 1862: 469   ( New Granada).

Now Microbates cinereiventris semitorquatus ( Lawrence, 1862)   . See Wetmore et al., 1984: 187.

HOLOTYPE: AMNH 43473 View Materials , adult male, collected along the line of the old Panama Railway, Panama, in 1862, by James McLeannan (no. 285). From the George N. Lawrence Collection.  

COMMENTS: In the original description, Lawrence did not say how many specimens he had, but he described only the male and gave one set of measurements. The above specimen is the only one of this form that came to AMNH with the Lawrence Collection and is marked ‘‘Type’’ by Lawrence. I consider it the holotype.

The Atlantic slope of Panama was inadvertently omitted from the range of this subspecies in Dickinson (2003: 643).

Microbates cinereiventris magdalenae Chapman  

Microbates cinereiventris magdalenae Chapman, 1915: 642   (Malena (alt. 1000 ft.), near Puerto Berrío, Antioquia, Col.).

Now Microbates cinereiventris magdalenae Chapman, 1915   . See Hilty and Brown, 1986: 551, and Dickinson, 2003: 643.

HOLOTYPE: AMNH 133479 View Materials , adult male, collected at Malena, 1000 ft, 068279N, 748309W ( Paynter, 1997: 264), near Puerto Berrío, Antioquia, Colombia, by Leo E. Mill­ er (no. 11547) and Howarth S. Boyle.  

COMMENTS: In the original description, Chapman cited the AMNH number of the holotype and noted that he had a single specimen.

Microbates cinereiventris peruvianus Chapman  

Microbates cinereiventris peruvianus Chapman,  

1923: 5 (La Pampa, Tropical Zone, southeastern

Peru).

Now Microbates cinereiventris peruvianus   Chap­

man, 1923. See Ridgely and Tudor, 1989: 100,

and Dickinson, 2003: 643.

HOLOTYPE: AMNH 146133 View Materials , adult male, collected at La Pampa, 138399S, 698369W ( Stephens and Traylor, 1983: 113), Puno, Peru, on 9 October 1916, by Harry Watkins (no. 248).  

COMMENTS: The AMNH number of the holotype was cited in the original description. There are two paratypes: AMNH 146134, La Pampa, and AMNH 147689, Río Tavara.

Microbates cinereiventris 

hormotus Olson

Microbates cinereiventris hormotus Olson, 1980:  

72 (San José Abajo (5 San José Nuevo), Napo,

Ecuador).

Now Microbates cinereiventris hormotus Olson, 

1980. See Ridgely and Greenfield, 2001: 687–

688.

HOLOTYPE: AMNH 184528 View Materials , adult female, collected at San José Nuevo (5 San José Abajo), 008269S, 778209W ( Paynter, 1993: 185), Napo, Ecuador, on 30 March 1924 (not 1926), by Carlos Olallo and sons.  

COMMENTS: Olson cited the AMNH number of the holotype in the original description. He listed four paratypes in AMNH, with four more in other museums. Paratypes in AMNH are: AMNH 179302 View Materials , Río Suno above Avila, and AMNH 184527 View Materials , San José Nuevo, both Napo, Ecuador   ; and AMNH 255752 View Materials and 255753, mouth of Río Curaray , Loreto, Peru   .

The date of collection on the holotype is indistinct and was queried by Olson (1980: 72). Reference to the itinerary of the Olallas ( Archives , Department of Ornithology , AMNH) shows that the correct date is 30 March 1924: ‘‘ March 25 [1924] we left the hot forests of the Suno River to go to the actual San Jose´ . We made the following stops: the 25th we reached the town of Loreto   ; the 26th we reached the town of Ávila; and the 27th San José Nuevo. We collected there from March 28 to April 24. The specimens collected in this locality are labelled ‘ San José Abajo’’’.

Rhamphocaenus rufiventris  

griseodorsalis Chapman Rhamphocaenus rufiventris   griseodorsalis Chapman, 1912: 145 (Miraflores, alt. 6800 ft., Central Andes, east of Palmira, Cauca, Colombia).

Now Ramphocaenus melanurus griseodorsalis  

Chapman, 1912. See Dickinson, 2003: 643.

HOLOTYPE: AMNH 108936 View Materials , adult female, collected at Miraflores , 6800 ft, ca. 038359N, 768109W ( Paynter, 1997: 279), Valle del Cauca, Colombia, on 18 April 1911, by Frank M. Chapman.  

COMMENTS: The AMNH number of the holotype was given in the original description. A single paratype, AMNH 111919, was collected at El Roble, near Salento, by Arthur A. Allen and Leo E. Miller. Paynter (1997: 141) pointed out that Chapman ‘‘listed all material from El Roble, Quindío, under Salento, which is nearby’’ in order to avoid confusion with El Roble, Cundinamarca.

Chapman (1917: 649) described Miraflores as a bungalow belonging to Mr. Charles J. Elder, on the ‘‘western slope of the Central Andes slightly north of east from Palmira’’. The elevation is given variously as 6100 to 6800 ft. Although the altitude at which the holotype was collected was published as 6800 ft, the field label is stamped 6300 ft.

AMNH

American Museum of Natural History

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Aves

Order

Passeriformes

Family

Polioptilidae

Loc

POLIOPTILIDAE

Mary, Croy, History, Bulletin Of The American Museum Of Natural, At, Central Park West, Street, Th, York, New & Ny 2005
2005
Loc

Microbates cinereiventris magdalenae

Dickinson, E. C. 2003: 643
Hilty, S. L. & W. L. Brown 1986: 551
1986
Loc

Microbates cinereiventris semitorquatus ( Lawrence, 1862 )

Wetmore, A. & R. F. Pasquier & S. L. Olson 1984: 187
1984
Loc

Microbates cinereiventris magdalenae

Chapman, F. M. 1915: 642
1915
Loc

Ramphocaenus semitorquatus

Lawrence, G. N. 1862: 469
1862