Ptilinopus flavicollis Bonaparte,

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

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scientific name

Ptilinopus flavicollis Bonaparte
status

 

Ptilinopus flavicollis Bonaparte 

Ptilinopus flavicollis  Bonaparte, 1855, Consp. Gen. Avium 2: 20 (Timor).

Ptilinopus regina flavicollis  (Bonaparte, 1855). See Lesson 1831: 472 (under the name Columba purpurata  ), Voisin et al. 2004: 116 and Voisin et al. 2008: 775-776. - Now.

Type materials.

PARALECTOTYPE: MNHN-ZO-MO-2002-128 [ MNHN A.C. 11201], adult, collected near Kupang Bay, Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara, West-Timor (10°11'0"S; 123°35'0"E), between 22 August and 13 November 1801, by René Maugé.

Pedestal underside: 1. Timor / M. Maugé / Exp. d. la Découverte / an 12 / 11.209 / Ptilopus Ewingii / Gould. 2. =11201 [added with blue pen]. Pedestal label: Ptilopus Ewingii / (Gould.) / Exp. Baudin Timor. (added with pen) Type de Pt. flavicollis  / Bp.

PARALECTOTYPE: MNHN-ZO-2005-2539 [ MNHN A.C. 11199], adult, collected near Kupang Bay, Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara, West-Timor (10°11'0"S; 123°35'0"E), between 22 August and 13 November 1801, by René Maugé.

Pedestal underside: Timor / M. Maugé / Exp. de la Découverte / an 12 / 11.199 / Ptilopus Ewingii / Gould / Type de Ch. Bp. Pedestal label: Ptilopus Ewingii  / (Gould.) / Exp. Baudin Timor; added with pen: Type de Pt. flavicollis  / Bp.

Comments.

Bonaparte explicitly stated that he described this taxon from specimens in the British Museum and Paris. The MNHN specimens were catalogued around 1854 ( MNHN Laboratory, ZMO-GalOis 4) and represented the only specimens in the MNHN for a long time. They were followed by one specimen collected on the L’Uranie voyage between 1817-1820 and donated by Louis Freycinet in 1820. Two birds from Charles Lucien Jules Laurent Bonaparte’s collection arrived in 1858. The bird collected on the Baudin expedition, and now housed in NMW, was donated in 1815 but was not studied by Bonaparte and has no type status ( NMW 48.251). Only one bird was selected as syntype by Voisin et al. 2004: 116 but this was corrected by Voisin et al. 2008: 775-776, designating MNHN-ZO-2005-2539 as paralectotype. Warren (1966: 98) named BMNH 1842.1.19.4 as the holotype, and inadvertently made a lectotype designation. The type locality is restricted to: West-Timor, near Kupang Bay (article 76a.2.A (ICZN 1999)). Bonaparte named this species flavicollis  or ‘yellow-necked’ ( Jobling 2017).

Note.

measurements of 122 and 126 mm (average of both wings) were taken from both MNHN specimens and are outside the range of 104-119 mm as described in Gibbs et al. 2001: 486. It is important to measure the BMNH lectotype as well, as that could have repercussions for applying the name flavicollis  . More research is needed to establish which taxon is involved.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Aves

Order

Columbiformes

Family

Columbidae

Genus

Ptilinopus