Ardea timoriensis Cuvier,

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: 471

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

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scientific name

Ardea timoriensis Cuvier
status

 

Ardea timoriensis Cuvier 

Ardea timoriensis  Cuvier, 1831, in Lesson 1831, Traité d’Orn. 8: 575 (Timor).

Ardea alba modesta  (J. E. Gray, 1831). See Lesson 1831: 575. - Now.

Type materials.

‘type’ (lost). At least one specimen was 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 ( Lesson 1831: 575).

Comments.

Cuvier did not mention how many specimens he examined for his description. He did mention, however, that it originated from Timor with Lesueur as the source. It could not be traced in the MNHN acquisition books and neither was timoriensis  registered. It can therefore be concluded that the Baudin expedition bird left the MNHN before 1854. Cuvier named this species timoriensis  or 'from Timor, Dutch East Indies’ ( 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

Pelecaniformes

Family

Ardeidae

Genus

Ardea