Sylvia australasiae Vieillot,

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: 475

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scientific name

Sylvia australasiae Vieillot
status

 

Sylvia australasiae Vieillot 

Sylvia australasiae  Vieillot, 1817, Nouv. Dict. Nat. éd. 11: 235 ( l’Australasie).

Zosterops citrinella  (Bonaparte, 1850). See Mees 1961: 29-30 and Stresemann 1951: 69-70. - Now.

Type materials.

HOLOTYPE: MNHN-ZO-2014-446 [ MNHN A.C. 10293], adult, 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: Exp. Du cap. Baudin / Timor / Maugé an 11 / Zosterops citronella  / (Mull.) / 10293. Pedestal label: Zosterops citrinella  / (Mull) / M. Maugé Timor.

Comments.

Vieillot did not specify how many specimens he had studied. This bird is the only specimen that had entered the registration books around 1854 ( MNHN Laboratory, ZMO-GalOis 4). Mees (1961: 31) favoured to leave the name australasiae  indeterminate, believing (erroneously) the holotype to be lost and viewing Vieillot’s description as too ambiguous to confidently assign the name. The type locality is erroneous ( l’Australasie), and therefore corrected and restricted to: West-Timor, near Kupang Bay (article 76a.2.A (ICZN 1999)). Vieillot named this species australasiae  or ‘southern’ ( Jobling 2017).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Aves

Order

Passeriformes

Family

Sylviidae

Genus

Sylvia