Aplonis grandis malaitae Mayr,

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: 33

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.1206/885.1

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4612209

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/0398542A-191E-FFF2-696D-92A51B94FA75

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scientific name

Aplonis grandis malaitae Mayr
status

 

Aplonis grandis malaitae Mayr 

Aplonis grandis malaitae Mayr, 1931b: 22  (Malaita Island, British Solomon Islands).

Now Aplonis grandis malaitae Mayr, 1931  . See Amadon, 1962a: 81; Mayr and Diamond, 2001: 400; Dickinson, 2003: 652; and Craig and Feare, 2009: 719.

HOLOTYPE: AMNH 227576View Materials, adult male, collected on Malaita Island , Solomon Islands (= British Solomon Islands), on 26 February 1930, by Hannibal Hamlin , William Coultas , and Walter Eyerdam on the Whitney South Sea Expedition (no. 39347). 

COMMENTS: Mayr cited the AMNH number of the holotype in the original description. Paratypes are: AMNH 227559–227575, 227577–227600, 24 males, 17 females, 28 January–8 April 1930. Of these, AMNH 227577 was exchanged to ANSP. On 28 February 1930, the expedition ship France was anchored at Su’u, 09.10S, 150.55E (Times Atlas  ).

Mayr and Diamond (2001: 400) considered that A. grandis  formed a superspecies with A. dichroa  and that A.g. malaitae, listed as a megasubspecies, had distinctive characteristics. Craig and Feare (2009: 719) noted that malaitae may constitute a separate species.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Aves

Order

Passeriformes

Family

Sturnidae

Genus

Aplonis

Loc

Aplonis grandis malaitae Mayr

Lecroy, Mary 2014
2014
Loc

Aplonis grandis malaitae

Craig, A. J. F. K. & C. J. Feare 2009: 719
Dickinson, E. C. 2003: 652
Mayr, E. & J. M. Diamond 2001: 400
Amadon, D. 1962: 81
1962
Loc

Aplonis grandis malaitae

Mayr, E. 1931: 22
1931