Astrapia splendidissima Rothschild,

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: 101-102

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.1206/885.1

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4612447

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/0398542A-195A-FFB5-6881-94431EBEFDCB

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scientific name

Astrapia splendidissima Rothschild
status

 

Astrapia splendidissima Rothschild 

Astrapia splendidissima Rothschild, 1895c: 59  , pl. 5 (said to have come from the foot of the Charles Louis Mountains in Dutch New Guinea).

Now Astrapia splendidissima splendidissima Rothschild, 1895  . See Mayr, 1962d: 192; Gilliard, 1969: 147–151; Cracraft, 1992: 21–22; Frith and Beehler, 1998: 253–257; and Frith and Frith, 2009b: 467.

HOLOTYPE: AMNH 678036View Materials, [adult male], reportedly from the foot of the Pegunungan Tiyo (= Charles Louis Mountains), 04.00S, 135.30E ( USBGN, 1982), Papua Province, Indonesia (formerly Dutch New Guinea), purchased from the plume dealer van Renesse van Duivenbode. From the Rothschild Collection.GoogleMaps 

COMMENTS: Rothschild had the single specimen when he named this form. Because van Renesse van Duivenbode was careless in recording locality data for specimens he sold, and in several cases, including this one, specimens matched those collected later in the Weyland Mountains, the assumption has been that he had people working for him in those mountains (see Amblyornis inornatus mayri  and Loboparadisea sericea  above).

Cracraft (1992: 21) considered A. splendidissima  a phylogenetic species, with forms helios and elliotsmithorum synonyms. Frith and Beehler (1998: 254–255) and Frith and Frith (2009b: 467) considered A. splendidissima  polytypic, recognizing A. s. helios with elliotsmithorum a synonym.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Aves

Order

Passeriformes

Family

Paradisaeidae

Genus

Astrapia

Loc

Astrapia splendidissima Rothschild

Lecroy, Mary 2014
2014
Loc

Astrapia splendidissima splendidissima

Frith, C. B. & D. W. Frith 2009: 467
Frith, C. B. & B. M. Beehler 1998: 253
Cracraft, J. 1992: 21
Gilliard, E. T. 1969: 147
Mayr, E. 1962: 192
1962
Loc

Astrapia splendidissima

Rothschild, W. 1895: 59
1895