Columba Psittacea Temminck,

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: 469

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scientific name

Columba Psittacea Temminck
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Columba Psittacea Temminck 

Columba Psittacea  Temminck, 1808, Hist. nat. Gen. des Pig. Liv. 28, pl. 4 (Timor, Java).

Treron psittaceus  (Temminck, 1808). - Now.

Type materials.

SYNTYPE: MNHN-ZO-2014-454 [ MNHN A.C. 11138], adult male, 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. Capne Baudin / an 11 / 11138 / Treron psittacea  / Tem. Pedestal label: Treron psittacea  / (Tem.) / Exp. Baudin Timor.

SYNTYPE: NMW 65.863 [ NMW 1815.XXXVII.16], male, 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 label: n. 129 C. psittacea  Temminck / tab. 4 / Columbar unicolor / XXXVII 16 / aus Paris 1815 gekauft Dufresne / 118.

SYNTYPE (lost): The information available for the NMS bird is Dufresne Ms 1818, 79: Columba psittacea  , Le Colombar unicolor, Tem. K. hist. des Fig. P. 4, Isle de Timor. Not found in 2016-2017 (Bob McGowan in litt.).

Comments.

Temminck examined more than 30 birds in various collections, including specimens from the island of Timor as well as Java, as stated in the original description. The MNHN specimen was catalogued around 1854 ( MNHN Laboratory, ZMO-GalOis 4) and represented the sole specimen in the MNHN for a long time. It was followed by two birds collected on Java by Pierre-Médard Diard in 1821. It is interesting to note that it is absent in the type catalogue published by van den Hoek Ostende et al. 1997, Voisin et al. 2004, 2005 and Schifter et al. 2007. It is notable that the types were not mentioned by Schlegel (1873: 59), as he mentions only the presence of two skins and one skeleton collected in May 1829 in Timor by Salomon Müller, no Javan specimens. The type locality for the Timor birds is restricted to: West-Timor, near Kupang Bay (article 76a.2.A (ICZN 1999)). Temminck named this species psittacea  or ‘parrot’ ( Jobling 2017).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Aves

Order

Columbiformes

Family

Columbidae

Genus

Columba