Cuculus tenuirostris Lesson,

Jansen, Justin J. F. J., 2017, Rene Mauge's ornithological collections from Kupang Bay, West-Timor, Indonesia, August-November 1801, with special regard to type-specimens, Zoosystematics and Evolution 93 (2), pp. 467-492: 470

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zse.93.19964

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scientific name

Cuculus tenuirostris Lesson
status

 

Cuculus tenuirostris Lesson 

Cuculus tenuirostris  Lesson, 1830, Traité d’Orn. 3: 146-147 (Bengale and Timor).

Cuculus saturatus  (Blyth, 1843). - Now.

Type materials.

‘type’ (lost): Relevant line in the type description: Coucou tenuirostre; Cuculus tenuirostris  , Mus. de Paris. Variété de Timor. Habite le Bengale (Duvaucel) et Timor ( Maugé).

Comments.

In the registration book drafted around 1854 ( MNHN Laboratory, ZMO-GalOis 1) two birds were noted, one collected in 1822 in Bengale and one from the same location from Duvaucel from 1823. So clearly the specimen from Maugé left the MNHN before 1854. Lesson named this species tenuirostris  or 'Slender billed’ ( Jobling 2017). A solution for this special case, should be found in the future (e.g. type-specimen and type-locality).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Aves

Order

Cuculiformes

Family

Cuculidae

Genus

Cuculus