Lamprocorax metallicus sapphire Mathews,

Lecroy, Mary, 2014, Type Specimens Of Birds In The American Museum Of Natural History Part 12. Passeriformes: Ploceidae, Sturnidae, Buphagidae, Oriolidae, Dicruridae, Callaeidae, Grallinidae, Corcoracidae, Artamidae, Cracticidae, Ptilonorhynchidae, Cnemophilidae, Paradisaeidae, And Corvidae, Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 2014 (393), pp. 1-165: 35

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Lamprocorax metallicus sapphire Mathews


Lamprocorax metallicus sapphire Mathews 

Lamprocorax metallicus sapphire Mathews, 1912a: 437  (Mount Sapphire, Queensland).

Now Aplonis metallica metallica  (Temminck (1824). See Mathews, 1930: 852; Amadon, 1956: 22; 1962a: 85; Schodde and Mason, 1999: 656; Dickinson, 2003: 651; and Craig and Feare, 2009: 717.

HOLOTYPE: AMNH 667255View Materials, adult male, collected on Mount Sophia (= Sapphire), 17.10S, 145.52E ( USBGN, 1957), Queensland, Australia, on 6 November 1899, by E. Olive (based on handwriting and date). From the Mathews Collection (no. 3628) via the Rothschild Collection.GoogleMaps 

COMMENTS: In the original description, Mathews cited his catalog number of the holotype and gave the range as ‘‘North Queensland.’’ In addition to the original label and Mathews and Rothschild type labels, the holotype bears a ‘‘Figured’’ label, indicating that it was illustrated in Mathews (1926: pl. 580, opp. p. 283; text pp. 290–291); the figured adult male collected on 6 November 1899 and listed as Metallopsar metallicus  is described and confirmed as the type of sapphire.

The following specimens are considered paratypes as they were collected in ‘‘ North Queensland’ ’ and cataloged by Mathews prior to the end of 1911: Mount Sapphire , AMNH 667253View Materials, 667254View Materials, 667256–667259View Materials (Mathews catalog nos. 3624–3627, 3629, 3630), six males, October–November 1899, collected by E. Olive (based on handwriting and dates). Cairns , AMNH 667261View Materials, 667263View Materials, 667264View Materials (3620, 3622, 3623), October–November 1908, one male, one immature male, one female, obtained from P. Schrader  ; AMNH 667265View Materials (3621), one female, September 1902, collected by W. Vercens (?). Cape York, AMNH 667318View Materials (9791), AMNH 667322View Materials (9792), one male, one female, collected 1 September 1911, by J.P. Rogers  ; AMNH 667319–667321View Materials, 667323View Materials, 667324View Materials (7136–7140), three immature males, two females, collected in November and December 1868, received from T. Thorpe  .

Olive collected at a number of Queensland localites, but Mathews apparently only included in sapphire his Mount Sapphire specimens. Robinson and Laverock (1900) reported on this collection and equated Mount Sapphire with Mount Sophia.














Lamprocorax metallicus sapphire Mathews

Lecroy, Mary 2014

Aplonis metallica metallica

Craig, A. J. F. K. & C. J. Feare 2009: 717
Dickinson, E. C. 2003: 651
Schodde, R. & I. J. Mason 1999: 656
Amadon, D. 1962: 85
Amadon, D. 1956: 22
Mathews, G. M. 1930: 852

Lamprocorax metallicus sapphire

Mathews, G. M. 1912: 437