Pomatostomus superciliosus ashbyi Mathews

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: 75-76

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Pomatostomus superciliosus ashbyi Mathews


Pomatostomus superciliosus ashbyi Mathews  

Pomatostomus superciliosus ashbyi Mathews, 1911: 87   (South­West Australia).

Now Pomatostomus superciliosus ashbyi Mathews, 1911   . See Schodde and Mason, 1999: 404–405.

HOLOTYPE: AMNH 586038 View Materials , adult male, collected at Broomehill, 338519S, 1178389E ( Johnstone and Storr, 1998: 411), Western Australia, on 14 June 1908, by Tom Carter. From the Mathews Collection (no. 2048) via the Rothschild Collection.  

COMMENTS: The Mathews catalog number of the holotype was cited in the original description. The specimen bears Mathews and Rothschild type labels. Other specimens from Broomehill cataloged at the same time are paratypes: AMNH 586039 View Materials (Mathews no. 2047), male, 14 June 1908   ; AMNH 586041 View Materials (no. 2050), male, 9 September 1906   ; and AMNH 586042 View Materials (no. 2049), male, 23 September 1907. A fourth specimen, AMNH 586043 View Materials (no. 9727), collected on 14 May 1910, was not cataloged by Mathews until 23 November 1911 and was probably not in hand early enough to be a paratype   ; the description was published 27 April 1911. Other specimens from Broomehill were collected after the publication date. Because the range was given as ‘‘ South­West Australia’ ’, specimens from Lake Way, cataloged by Mathews at the same time as the holotype, are not considered paratypes   .

Pomatorhinus superciliosus gwendolenae Mathews  

Pomatorhinus superciliosus gwendolenae Mathews, 1912a: 336   (Carnarvon, West Australia). Now Pomatostomus superciliosus superciliosus (Vigors and Horsfield, 1827)   . See Ford, 1971: 105, and Schodde and Mason, 1999: 404–405. HOLOTYPE: AMNH 586025, adult male, collected at Carnarvon, 248519S, 1138459E (Times Atlas), Western Australia, on 18 September 1911, by Tom Carter. From the Mathews Collection (no. 9729) via the Rothschild Collection.

COMMENTS: Mathews gave his catalog number for the holotype in the original description but did not say how many specimens he examined. AMNH 586026 View Materials , male, collected at Carnarvon on 19 September 1911, bears Mathews no. 9728 and is a paratype. Six additional specimens that were cataloged earlier than the above specimens must also be paratypes: AMNH 586030 View Materials (Mathews no. 2051), male, 24 July 1909   ; AMNH 586031 View Materials (no. 2053), female, 24 July 1909   ; AMNH 586032 View Materials (no. 2052), female, 16 July 1909, all from Lake Way , East Murchison   ; AMNH 586033 View Materials (no. 3924) and AMNH 586034 View Materials (no. 3925), males, 25 October 1909, East Murchison   ; and AMNH 586035 View Materials (no. 5315) male nestling, Waraga, Yalgoo. Specimens from the Rothschild Collection that were never in the Mathews Collection are not considered paratypes   .

Pomatostomus ruficeps bebba Mathews  

Pomatostomus ruficeps bebba Mathews, 1916: 60   (South Queensland).

Now Pomatostomus ruficeps (Hartlaub, 1852)   . See Deignan, 1964b: 282, and Schodde and Mason, 1999: 406.

PROBABLE HOLOTYPE: AMNH 586064 View Materials , immature male, collected at Cunnamulla , 288049S, 1458409E (Times Atlas), Queensland, Australia, on 18 July 1902, Henry L. White Collection. From the Mathews Collection via the Rothschild Collection.  

COMMENTS: The description of P. r. bebba   was minimal. Mathews did not designate a type other than to say that it was from South Queensland. The above specimen is the only Queensland specimen of P. ruficeps   that AMNH received with the Rothschild Collection and it is probably Mathews’ type, although it bears neither a Mathews nor a Rothschild type label. The collector is not identified, but written in the same ink on the reverse of his label is ‘‘new bird?’’, which is then crossed out. The specimen had originally been in the collection of H.L. White, from whom Mathews presumably obtained it. It also bears a Rothschild Collection label, printed ‘‘ex. coll. G.M. Mathews’’.

This specimen, collected on 18 July 1902 at Cunnamulla, was the basis for the description of the juvenile of ‘‘ Morganornis   ’’ ruficeps   in Mathews (1922: 273), but it was not further connected with ‘‘ M.’’ ruficeps   bebba, listed by Mathews (1922: 275).














Pomatostomus superciliosus ashbyi Mathews

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

Pomatostomus superciliosus ashbyi

Schodde, R. & I. J. Mason 1999: 404

Pomatostomus ruficeps (Hartlaub, 1852)

Schodde, R. & I. J. Mason 1999: 406
Deignan, H. G. 1964: 282

Pomatostomus ruficeps bebba

Mathews, G. M. 1916: 60

Pomatorhinus superciliosus gwendolenae

Schodde, R. & I. J. Mason 1999: 404
Ford, J. 1971: 105
Mathews, G. M. 1912: 336

Pomatostomus superciliosus ashbyi

Mathews, G. M. 1911: 87