Passer griseus abyssinicus Neumann,

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: 9-10

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.1206/885.1

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4627990

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/0398542A-1936-FFD9-6889-96451E35FAA3

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scientific name

Passer griseus abyssinicus Neumann
status

 

Passer griseus abyssinicus Neumann 

Passer griseus abyssinicus Neumann, 1908b: 70 (Ghadi-Saati, Mareb River, Erythrea)  .

Now Passer swainsonii (Rüppell, 1840)  . See Hartert, 1928: 198; Dickinson, 2003: 717; Fry

and Keith, 2004: 4–5; Ash and Atkins, 2009: 332; and Summers-Smith, 2009: 803.

HOLOTYPE: AMNH 719865View Materials, adult male, collected at Ghadi-Saati , 4675 ft, Mareb River, 15.10N, 38.50E ( Ash and Atkins, 2009), Eritrea, on 10 February 1903, by G. Schrader. From the Rothschild Collection.GoogleMaps 

COMMENTS: In the original description, Neumann designated as type the only specimen in the Rothschild Collection collected by Schrader on 10 February 1903. He gave the range as ‘‘ Abyssinia and the Galla country southwards to Lake Rudolf,’’ but it is unclear which specimens he included in abyssinicus as he did not mark specimens with that name. I have considered paratypes of abyssinicus to be only the specimens additional to the holotype collected by Schrader at Ghadi-Saati in 1903. Paratypes: AMNH 719866View Materials, male, 4 February; AMNH 719867View Materials, female, 1 February  ; AMNH 719868View Materials, male, 8 February  .

While Neumann in his original description had labeled abyssinicus a nomen novum, he did not consider it a replacement name. Having compared his specimens with specimens of Rüppell’s Passer swainsonii  , he considered his gray-throated bird from the Abyssinian highlands different and in need of a name. Moreau and Greenway (1962: 17) considered abyssinicus a synonym of swainsonii  .

Among recent authors Dickinson (2003: 717) and Ash and Atkins (2009: 332) have retained swainsonii  as a subspecies of Passer griseus  , and Fry and Keith (2004: 4–5) and Summers-Smith (2009: 803) have considered it a full species.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Aves

Order

Passeriformes

Family

Passeridae

Genus

Passer

Loc

Passer griseus abyssinicus Neumann

Lecroy, Mary 2014
2014
Loc

Passer swainsonii (Rüppell, 1840)

Dickinson, E. C. 2003: 717
Hartert, E. 1928: 198
1928
Loc

Passer griseus abyssinicus

Neumann, O. 1908: 70
1908