Nisus australis Lesson,

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: 473

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scientific name

Nisus australis Lesson
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Nisus australis Lesson 

Nisus australis  Lesson, 1830, Traité d’Orn. 1: 61 (Nouvelle-Hollande).

Accipiter fasciatus  (Vigors & Horsfield, 1827). See Voisin and Voisin 2001: 184-185. - Now.

Type materials.

SYNTYPE: MNHN-ZO-MO-1999-2128 [ MNHN A.C. 656], adult male, 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: Asie Australe / Cvte le Naturaliste / Exp. du Cap. Baudin / an 11 / 656 / jeun d l’annee / Astur torquatus  Tem. / Nisus australis  (Less.) / Type de Lesson. Pedestal label: Astur torquatus  (Tem.) / Nisus australis  (Less.) Type / Exp. Baudin, Timor.

SYNTYPE: MNHN-ZO-MO-1999-2129 [ MNHN A.C. 660], immature male, 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: Asie Australe / Cvte le Naturaliste / Exp. du Cap. Baudin / an 11 / par Maugé / 660 / Astur torquatus  Tem. / Nisus australis  (Less.) / Type de Lesson. Pedestal label: Astur torquatus  (Tem.) / Nisus australis  (Less.) Type / Exp. Baudin, Timor.

Comments.

Described by Lesson as originating from ‘Nouvelle-Hollande’ or Australia, with Péron as its origin; the number of specimens is not cited. They were the only two specimens in the MNHN until another specimen from Tasmania arrived from Maison Verreaux in 1844. It is identified in the Parisian catalogue ( MNHN Laboratory, ZMO-GalOis 1) as Collared Sparrowhawk Accipiter cirrocephalus  (Vieillot 1817). However, both syntypes are in fact Brown Goshawks Accipiter fasciatus  (Vigors and Horsfield 1827) (contra Voisin and Voisin 2001: 184-185), and are misidentifications and therefore corrected (article 67.13 (ICZN 1999)). Their identification as A. fasciatus  is based on the rounded tip of the tail and the position of the 1st knuckle on the outer and middle toes, which are longer than cirrocephalus  ( Menkhorst et al. 2017). These specimens are also syntypes of Falco torquatus  (Cuvier 1821), and Accipiter fasciatus hellmayri  (Stresemann 1953). The type locality is erroneous (Nouvelle-Hollande), and therefore corrected and restricted to: West-Timor, near Kupang Bay (article 76a.2.A (ICZN 1999)). Lesson named this species australis  or ‘southern’ ( Jobling 2017).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Aves

Order

Coraciiformes

Family

Coraciidae

Genus

Nisus

Loc

Nisus australis Lesson

Jansen, Justin J. F. J. 2017
2017
Loc

Nisus australis

Gray 1841
1841