Neocossyphus rufus gabunensis Neumann

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: 18-20

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Neocossyphus rufus gabunensis Neumann
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Neocossyphus rufus gabunensis Neumann   Neocossyphus rufus gabunensis Neumann, 1908b:  

77 (Ohumbe, Lake Onange, Ogowe River).

Now Neocossyphus rufus gabunensis Neumann, 

1908. See Keith et al., 1992: 453, and Clement,

2000: 31, 182.

HOLOTYPE: AMNH 580882 View Materials , adult male, collected at Ohumbe , 018009S, 108059E ( Chapin, 1954: 716), Lake Onangue´, Ogowé River, Gabon, on 18 July 1907, by Dr. William J. Ansorge (no. 528). From the Rothschild Collection.  

COMMENTS: In the original description, Neumann designated as type a male in the Rothschild Collection, with the above data. Listed as the type by Hartert (1920: 473), who also included Ansorge’s field number, it also bears the Rothschild type label. It is the only male of the three Ansorge specimens that came to AMNH. Neumann (1908b: 77– 78) did not say how many specimens he examined; however, the two females collected by Ansorge in 1907 are probably paratypes: AMNH 580883 and 580884.

See Pasquet et al. (1999) for recent analysis of relationships based on cytochrome­ b and 16S mitochondrial DNA studies.

Bessonornis (? Cossypha   ) gambagae Hartert

Bessonornis (? Cossypha   ) gambagae Hartert,

1899b: 5 (near Gambaga, Gold Coast Hinter­

land).

Now Cercomela familiaris falkensteini (Cabanis   ,

1875). See Ripley, 1964: 98, and Keith et al.,

1992: 537.

LECTOTYPE: AMNH 584673 View Materials , adult female, collected near Gambaga , 108319N, 008229W (Times Atlas), Ghana, on 27 August 1898, by Capt. W. Giffard. From the Rothschild Collection.  

COMMENTS: In the original description, Hartert did not designate a type or state how many specimens he had. Later, Hartert (1920: 470) designated this specimen the lectotype. It is the only example of this form that came to AMNH with the Rothschild Collection. The female symbol on the field label is an upside­down male symbol.

Sibley and Monroe (1990: 543) treated Cercomela   in the tribe Saxicolini   , subfamily Muscicapinae   ; Dickinson (2003: 686) placed it in the subfamily Saxicolinae   , family Muscicapidae   .

Saxicola galtoni omoensis Neumann   Saxicola galtoni omoensis Neumann, 1904b: 163  

(Baka in Konta).

Now Cercomela familiaris omoensis (Neumann   ,

1904). See Keith et al., 1992: 538.

HOLOTYPE: AMNH 584674 View Materials , adult male, collected at Bako (5 Baka), 058479N, 368349E ( USBGN, 1982a: 101, 102), Uma River , Konta , Ethiopia, on 28 February 1901, by Oscar Neumann (no. 949). From the Rothschild Collection  

COMMENTS: In the original description, Neumann designated as holotype the male from Baka. AMNH 584675, a male collected at Alesa, Koscha, on 23 February 190l, is the paratype.

Cercomela melanura erlangeri Neumann and Zedlitz  

Cercomela melanura erlangeri Neumann and Zedlitz   (in Heinroth), 1912: 497 (S.­Arabien).

Now Cercomela melanura neumanni Ripley, 1952   . See Ripley, 1952: 31, 1964: 102, and Dickinson, 2003: 687.

LECTOTYPE: AMNH 582839 View Materials , adult male, collected at Khareba, Yemen, on 12 October, by G. Wyman Bury (no. 404). From the Rothschild Collection.  

COMMENTS: The original description of this subspecies is usually cited as Neumann and Zedlitz (1913: 364), as for example in Ripley (1964: 102). However, Hartert (1920: 471) gave the 1912 reference, cited above. Hein­ roth (1912: 497), in a report on a talk by Graf Zedlitz at the March meeting of the Deutsche Ornithologische Gesellschaft, made reference to ‘‘ Cercomela melanura erlangeri Neum. Zedl.   von S.­Arabien, dunkler als typische melanura   vom Sinai ... ’’. This is sufficient to name the taxon, although no type was designated, and should be attributed to Neumann and Zedlitz, not Heinroth (ICZN, 1999: Art. 50.2). Later, Zedlitz (1912: 556), in an article on his Sinai collection, referred again to this taxon as having already been named and designated the type (5 lectotype): ‘‘Tring Mus.? Khareba, S.­Arabien 12.X. Bury leg.’’ Because the second half of the Neumann and Zedlitz article (containing what was intended as the original description of Cercomela melanura erlangeri   ) was held over for publication in the next volume of Journal für Ornithologie, it did not appear until April 1913 (p. 364). Data there presented for the type is the same as that presented by Zedlitz (1912: 556) except that 1905 is added as the year of collection. This date does not appear on any of the labels. Still later, Hartert (1920: 471) added Bury’s number from his field label.

Neumann and Zedlitz (1913: 365) listed 12 examples of erlangeri examined, five of which (including the lectotype) were in the Rothschild Collection, all from near Aden and collected in August, October, and November. Four specimens from the Rothschild Collection, including the lectotype, have ‘‘ erlangeri Neum. Zedl.’’ written on the label in a hand that appears to be that of Neumann and would seem to be four of the five examined by Neumann and Zedlitz. The three paralectotypes are: AMNH 582842 View Materials , female collected by Bury at El Kubar on 23 Oct   .; AMNH 582846 View Materials , male collected 259 [sic] west of Aden on 14 November 1907 by an unknown collector   ; and AMNH 582847 View Materials , male collected at La Hej, Jebel Manif by Dodson on 13 August 1899   .

Ripley (1952: 31) provided C. m. neumanni as a new name for C. m. erlangeri, preoccupied by Pinarochroa sordida erlangeri Reichenow, 1905   , a synonym of Cercomela   s. sordida (Rüppell, 1837)   .

Using his Arab name, Abdullah Mansûr (1911), Bury published a popular account of his travels in southern Arabia. ‘‘Khureba’’ Pass is shown on the map therein. Judging by the position on this map, this is probably ‘‘Al Khuraybah’’ at 138429N, 448479E (USBGN, 1976).

Cercomela melanura airensis Hartert   Cercomela melanura airensis Hartert, 1921: 114  

(Mt. Baguezan).

Now Cercomela melanura airensis Hartert, 1921   .

See Keith et al., 1992: 542.

HOLOTYPE: AMNH 582865 View Materials , adult male, collected in the Baguezane Mountains (5 Mt. Baguezan ), 5200 ft, Azbine area , Niger, on 14 May 1920, by Angus Buchanan (no. 594). From the Rothschild Collection.  

COMMENTS: Hartert gave Buchanan’s unique field number of the holotype in the original description. The eight paratypes list­ ed by Hartert are: AMNH 582866–582873.

Giraudoux et al. (1988: 138) call these mountains the Bagzans Mts., with coordinates 178459N, 088459E.

Cercomela turkana van Someren   Cercomela turkana van Someren, 1920: 91   (Tur­

kana country, west of Lake Rudolf).

Now Cercomela scotocerca turkana   van Somer­

en, 1920. See Keith et al., 1992: 540.

HOLOTYPE: AMNH 582881 View Materials , adult male, collected on the Kobua River , 038309N, 358459E ( Britton, 1980: 241), Turkana country, west of Lake Rudolph, Kenya, in February 1918. From the Victor G.L. van Someren Collection via the Rothschild Collection.  

COMMENTS: The original description was based on a single specimen deposited in the Rothschild Collection ( Hartert, 1928: 215). The above specimen is the only specimen of this taxon, collected prior to the published description (March), that came to AMNH with the Rothschild Collection. Specimens mentioned by Hartert (1928: 215), collected on Mt. Kenya and on the Uaso­Nyiro, were collected in November and December 1920.

Pinarochroa sordida schoana Neumann  

Pinarochroa sordida schoana Neumann, 1905: 78 (Abuje, Provinz Gindeberat, Schoa)   .

Now Cercomela sordida sordida (Rüppell, 1837)   . See Ripley, 1964: 103, and Keith et al., 1992: 543.

HOLOTYPE: AMNH 582473 View Materials , adult male, collected at Abuye (5 Abuje), 098449N, 378469E ( USBGN, 1982a: 11), Gindeberat , Shoa , Ethiopia, on 29 September 1900, by Oscar Neumann (no. 110). From the Rothschild Collection.  

COMMENTS: In the original description, Neumann designated as type a male from Abuje collected on 29 September 1900, giving measurements for more than one specimen. In his more complete article, Neumann (1906b: 291–293) listed specimens of each subspecies of Pinarochroa sordida   that he had examined. Of P. s. schoana, he had only one specimen collected by himself at Abuje, seven collected by von Erlanger at Addis­ Ababa (not found in ZMB, F. Steinheimer, personal commun.), and three collected by Ragazzi at Ankober (in MRSN). Therefore, the above specimen is the holotype (and is marked ‘‘Typus’’ in Neumann’s hand), and the 10 additional ones are paratypes. In a number of cases, Neumann’s (1906b: 290) later paper is listed as the original description (as in Hartert, 1920: 471), for the taxon is mistakenly listed there as new.

The type locality is shown on Neumann’s map in the Geographical Journal, 1902, as ca. 098559N, 378459E, spelled there as Abuye.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Aves

Order

Passeriformes

Family

Turdidae

Genus

Neocossyphus

Loc

Neocossyphus rufus gabunensis Neumann

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

Cercomela sordida sordida (Rüppell, 1837)

Ripley, S. D. 1964: 103
1964
Loc

Cercomela melanura neumanni

Dickinson, E. C. 2003: 687
Ripley, S. D. 1964: 102
Ripley, S. D. 1952: 31
1952
Loc

Cercomela turkana

van Someren, V. G. L. 1920: 91
1920
Loc

Pinarochroa sordida schoana

Neumann, O. 1905: 78
1905
Loc

Saxicola galtoni omoensis

Neumann, O. 1904: 163
1904