Tarsiger ruwenzorii Ogilvie­Grant, Ogilvie-Grant, 1906

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: 10-11

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Tarsiger ruwenzorii Ogilvie­Grant
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Tarsiger ruwenzorii Ogilvie­Grant  

Tarsiger ruwenzorii Ogilvie­Grant, 1906: 33   (East Ruwenzori, 6000–9000 ft.).

Now Pogonocichla stellata ruwenzorii   (Ogilvie­ Grant, 1906). See Keith et al., 1992: 388.

SYNTYPES: AMNH 608589 View Materials , adult male, collected on Ruwenzori East, 6500 ft, on 8 January 1906 by G. Legge (no. 2069)   ; and AMNH 608590 View Materials , adult female, collected on Ruwenzori East, 6000 ft, on 3 January 1906, by Douglas Carruthers (no. 1090). From the Rothschild Collection   .

COMMENTS: In the original description, Ogilvie­Grant did not designate a type or say how many specimens he had, but he later ( Ogilvie­Grant, 1910: 394) listed specimens ‘‘a–o’’ with field numbers. The two field numbers given above are among those with a small ‘‘d’’ above the number. Ogilvie­Grant (1910: 262) said, ‘‘In the lists of specimens procured by the Expedition the letter ‘d.’ placed over some of the collectors’ numbers indicates that those examples were duplicates not retained in the series kept for the British Museum.’’ They were, however, presumably studied by Ogilvie­Grant when he named the taxon, though they were not previously recognized as syntypes in the AMNH collection. Warren and Harrison (1971: 484) listed only two syntypes in BMNH.

Sibley and Monroe (1990: 533) treated Pogonocichla   in the tribe Saxicolini   , subfamily Muscicapinae   ; Dickinson (2003: 674) placed the genus in the subfamily Saxicolinae   , family Muscicapidae   .

Stiphrornis sanghensis Beresford and Cracraft  

Stiphrornis sanghensis Beresford and Cracraft,  

1999: 8 (Dzanga­Sangha Dense Forest Reserve

(28559N, 168159E, ca. 1 km north of Bayanga,

Sangha­Mbaèré Prefecture), Central African

Republic).

Now Stiphrornis sanghensis Beresford   and Cra­

craft, 1999.

HOLOTYPE: AMNH 832121 View Materials , adult male, collected in the Dzanga­Sangha Dense Forest Reserve , 028559N, 168159E, ca. 1 km north of Bayanga, Sangha­Mbaèré Prefecture, Central African Republic, on 13 June 1998, by Pamela Beresford (no. 120), prepared by Joel Cracraft.  

COMMENTS: The AMNH number of the holotype was given in the original description. Paratypes are: AMNH 831845–831848 View Materials , 832116–832120 View Materials , and 832122–832128, all studyskins   ; AMNH 24731 View Materials , 24732 View Materials , and 24869–24871, all skeletons   ; and AMNH 10836 View Materials and 10863, spirit specimens. Mitochondrial DNA analysis was included in the original description of this phylogenetic species   .

Sibley and Monroe (1990: 531) treated the genus Stiphrornis   in the tribe Saxicolini   , subfamily Muscicapinae   ; Dickinson (2003: 674) placed it in the subfamily Saxicolinae   , family Muscicapidae   .

Callene sokokensis van Someren  

Callene sokokensis van Someren, 1921: 125   (Sokoke Forest, coast of B[ritish] E[ast] A[frica]).

Now Sheppardia gunningi sokokensis ( van Someren, 1921)   . See Keith et al., 1992: 402.

HOLOTYPE: AMNH 580019 View Materials , adult female, collected in the Sokoke Forest , 038309S, 398509E ( Polhill, 1988: 358), Kenya, on 21 January 1921. From the Rothschild Collection.  

COMMENTS: In the original description, van Someren said that the type, with the above data, was in the Rothschild Collection and that he examined three specimens. AMNH 580019 is the only specimen of sokokensis   that came to AMNH with the Rothschild Collection and it bears the Rothschild type label. The only other label is a field label. Hartert (1928: 216) noted that the specimen was collected by van Someren’s collectors.

Louette et al. (2002: 35) noted that one of the paratypes is RMCA 98318 View Materials , but they did not accept a specimen, collected on 17 May 1921, as a second paratype because of the impossibility of a specimen from Kenya reaching England before the 26 May publication date. However, they mentioned the ‘‘improbable scenario whereby the manuscript was prepared by van Someren [in Kenya] and transmitted to London by cable between 17 and 26 May 1921 ’’. This might have occurred, as the descriptions of the new forms introduced by van Someren at the 11 May meeting (published 26 May) were communicated by Ernst Hartert   ; but he only exhibited ‘‘a new Euprinodes   ’’ (see title of van Someren, 1921). That being the case, the existence of the specimen collected on 17 May could have been cabled to Hartert and added to the manuscript before publication.

See Roy et al. (2001) for recent molecular studies of Sheppardia   , including S. gunningi   . Sibley and Monroe (1990: 531) treated the genus Sheppardia   in the tribe Saxicolini   , subfamily Muscicapinae   ; Dickinson (2003: 675) placed it in the subfamily Saxicolinae   , family Muscicapidae   .

AMNH

American Museum of Natural History

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Aves

Order

Passeriformes

Family

Muscicapidae

Genus

Tarsiger

Loc

Tarsiger ruwenzorii Ogilvie­Grant

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

Callene sokokensis

van Someren, V. G. L. 1921: 125
1921
Loc

Tarsiger ruwenzorii Ogilvie­Grant, 1906: 33

Ogilvie-Grant, W. R. 1906: 33
1906