Ptilotis melanops meltoni Mathews

Mary, 2011, Type Specimens Of Birds In The American Museum Of Natural History Part 9. Passeriformes: Zosteropidae And Meliphagidae, Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 2011 (348), pp. 1-193: 101-102

publication ID

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5475917

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5475917

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Ptilotis melanops meltoni Mathews
status

 

Ptilotis melanops meltoni Mathews  

Ptilotis melanops meltoni Mathews, 1912a: 408   (Victoria).

Now Lichenostomus melanops meltoni (Mathews, 1912)   . See Salomonsen, 1967: 385, Schodde and Mason, 1999: 243–244, Christidis and Boles, 2008: 185–191, and Higgins et al., 2008: 604– 605.

HOLOTYPE: AMNH 695203 View Materials , adult female, collected at Melton , 37.41S, 144.35E ( USBGN, 1957), Victoria, Australia, on 8 June 1908, by Thomas Tregellas. From the Mathews Collection (no. 1532) via the Rothschild Collection. GoogleMaps  

COMMENTS: Mathews cited his catalog number of the holotype in the original description and gave the range of the form as ‘‘ Victoria.’’ In addition to a small field tag and Tregellas’ original label, the specimen bears Mathews and Rothschild type labels and a ‘‘ Figured’ ’ label, indicating that the specimen was illustrated in Mathews (1924: pl. 536, upper fig., opp. p. 503, text p. 508), where it is confirmed as the type of meltoni. Paratypes are specimens collected in Victoria and cataloged before 31 January 1912, the publication date of meltoni: AMNH 695199 View Materials (Mathews no. 5121), male, Melton, 8 June 1908, received from Tregellas but collected by C. Cole   ; AMNH 695205 View Materials , AMNH 695206 View Materials (3235), and AMNH 695207 View Materials (3234), females, Stawell , 15, 28, and 15 September 1908, respectively, by L.G. Chandler   ; AMNH 695215 View Materials (3236), female, Little River, 31 August 1908, by Chandler. One number in Mathews catalog probably represented both AMNH 695205 View Materials and 695206. A number of other specimens are probably paratypes, but I did not find them in Mathews’ catalog: Melton , AMNH 695198 View Materials , male, 6 June 1910, by Chandler   ; AMNH 695200 View Materials , male, 8 June 1908, by Cole   ; AMNH 695201 View Materials , male, 6 June 1910, by Wilson   ; AMNH 695202 View Materials , male, 8 June 1908, by Cole   ; AMNH 695204 View Materials , female, 8 June 1908, by Cole   ; Stawell , AMNH 695208 View Materials , female, 13 September 1908, collector   ?.

W. Longmore (personal commun.) noted that suitable habitat for this form occurs north and west but not at Melton proper and that Melton, as a train stop, may represent only an approximate locality from which the holotype was collected.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Aves

Order

Passeriformes

Family

Meliphagidae

Genus

Ptilotis

Loc

Ptilotis melanops meltoni Mathews

Mary 2011
2011
Loc

Lichenostomus melanops meltoni (Mathews, 1912)

Christidis, L. & W. E. Boles 2008: 185
Higgins, P. J. & L. Christidis & H. A. Ford 2008: 604
Schodde, R. & I. J. Mason 1999: 243
Salomonsen, F. 1967: 385
1967
Loc

Ptilotis melanops meltoni

Mathews, G. M. 1912: 408
1912