Passer montanus obscuratus Jacobi,

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: 11

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.1206/885.1

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4629987

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/0398542A-1934-FFD8-6AC7-959A1B11FBE4

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scientific name

Passer montanus obscuratus Jacobi
status

 

Passer montanus obscuratus Jacobi 

Passer montanus obscuratus Jacobi, 1923: 32  (Mittlerer Jangtsze von oberhalb Hankóu bis Hsinlungtan; Mintal zwischen Jatschóu und Sungpan, Mittelchina).

Now Passer montanus saturatus Stejneger, 1885  . See Vaurie, 1956: 8–17; 1959: 578–579; Dickinson, 2003: 717; and Summers-Smith, 2009: 804–805.

SYNTYPE: AMNH 718215, adult female, collected at Hsien-lung-tan, Yangtse rapids

(= Schnelle, as on label), Sichuan, China, on 27 February 1919, by Hugo Weigold on the Walter Stötznerschen Expeditionen. From the Rothschild Collection.

COMMENTS: Jacobi did not designate a type in the original description, but said that he had six males, four females, and four juveniles; he gave the range as ‘‘Mittelchina, Prov. Hupeh und Szetschwan.’’ Of these, the above specimen came to AMNH with the Rothschild Collection. The original label was marked ‘‘Cotypus.’’ Hartert did not list this syntype in any of his lists of types in the Rothschild Collection. Vaurie (1959: 378) first recognized it as a syntype, and it was probably he who had the AMNH type label added. In addition, there were five syntypes in SNSD, of which three were lost in WWII, and one in BMNH ( Eck and Quaisser, 2004: 307).

Vaurie (1959: 578–579) synonymized obscuratus with iubilaeus, and Dickinson (2003: 717) considered iubilaeus a synonym of saturatus, citing Cheng (1987: 938). There seems to be an error in Summers-Smith (2009: 804) as he recognized obscuratus but gave the range as ‘‘ Nepal E to NE India,’’ which does not include the type localities of obscuratus.

Wiegold (1922: VI) noted that Hsien-lungtan was on the Yangtse below Wan-hsien, 30.54N, 100.14E (Times Atlas  ).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Aves

Order

Passeriformes

Family

Passeridae

Genus

Passer

Loc

Passer montanus obscuratus Jacobi

Lecroy, Mary 2014
2014
Loc

Passer montanus saturatus

Summers-Smith, J. D. 2009: 804
Dickinson, E. C. 2003: 717
Vaurie, C. 1959: 578
Vaurie, C. 1956: 8
1956
Loc

Passer montanus obscuratus

Jacobi, A. 1923: 32
1923