Artamus cinereus 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

Artamus cinereus Vieillot
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Artamus cinereus Vieillot 

Artamus cinereus  Vieillot, 1817, Nouv. Dict. Nat. éd. 17: 297 (Timor).

Artamus cinereus perspicillatus  (Bonaparte, 1850). See Valenciennes 1820: 23, Wagler 1827 (Leptopteryx 4), Ford 1978, Mees 1982: 164, Schodde and Mason 1999: 566 and Dekker and Quaisser 2006: 57-58. - Now.

Type materials.

LECTOTYPE: RMNH. AVES  .90.493, 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.

Tag: from O. Finsch hand (drafted around 1900): Kat. No 1 ad. Type temminck / Artmaus cinereus  Vieill. 1817 / Sharpe Cat. Brit. M. XIII p. 16 / Cabinet Temminck 1807 / Australia (N.S.W., Tem). Other side tag: Type “l’Angroyan gris Tem. Cat. Syst. 1807 p. 102 no 166 (Nouv. Gall. / merid.) ib. p. 232 (illegible) / Spater: Ocypterus  cinereus  / Australie "by Tem" on label. A new tag is attached when the specimen was typified see Dekker & Quaisser 2006. The bird is documented in Temminck (1804-05: 59) and Temminck (1807: 102, 232, no 166).

PARALECTOTYPE: MNHN-ZO-2010-488 [ MNHN A.C. 9620], immature, 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 (Sticker) Asie aust. Covtte Le Natte / Expedit. du Captt Baudin / an XI / Timor par Maugé. 2. Lanrayer ligne blanc. 3. Art. luneaus Vieillot juene age / Type de Vieillot / Ocypetrus albovittatus / (illegible) / (illegible) / fig 2. Pedestal label: Le Langrayen a lignes blanches Cuv. / Ocypetrus albo-vittatus Val. Mem.Mus VS Pl 8, 1 / de Timor: par Maugé.

PARALECTOTYPE: MNHN-ZO-2010-489 [ MNHN A.C. 9608], 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: Sticker: Asie Aust. Cvette Natte / Expedit. Du Cap. Baudin / an XI / Par Maugé. 1. Artamus cinereus  / Vieillot / type de Vieillot. Pedestal label: Artamus cinereus  / T. (V.) / Maugé Timor.

PARALECTOTYPE: NMS_Z 1929.186.134, 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.

The information available for the NMS bird is Dufresne Ms 1818, 6: Artamus perspicillatus  (added later), Le Langraien Gris, de Timor, 1929.186.134 (added later).

No original label.

Comments.

Vieillot only mentioned the type locality and not the number of specimens examined. The MNHN-Baudin expedition birds were the two specimens that had entered the registration books around 1854 ( MNHN Laboratory, ZMO-GalOis 3). Mees (1982: 164) designated the RMNH-specimen as Lectotype using Streseman (1953: 323) as primarily source. Hellmayr (1916) could trace the birds in MNHN, but he was right in noting that the origin of this taxon was Timor: the measurements and biomorphological characteristics for all the specimens mentioned here seem to indicate that the name cinereus  should be applied to the Timor subspecies, hitherto conventionally named perspicillatus  . The type locality is restricted to: West-Timor, near Kupang Bay (article 76a.2.A (ICZN 1999)). Vieillot named this species cinereus  or ‘ash-grey’ ( Jobling 2017).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Aves

Order

Passeriformes

Family

Artamidae

Genus

Artamus