Epimachus meyeri megarhynchus Mayr and Gilliard,

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

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.1206/885.1

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4612445

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/0398542A-195A-FFB6-6AB5-95351C70FBAC

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scientific name

Epimachus meyeri megarhynchus Mayr and Gilliard
status

 

Epimachus meyeri megarhynchus Mayr and Gilliard 

Epimachus meyeri megarhynchus Mayr and Gilliard, 1951: 10  (Gebroeders Mountains, Weyland Range, Dutch New Guinea).

Now Epimachus meyeri albicans (van Oort, 1915)  . See Mayr, 1962d: 191; Gilliard, 1969: 141–146; Cracraft, 1992: 20–21; Frith and Beehler, 1998: 366–376; and Frith and Frith, 2009b: 479.

HOLOTYPE: AMNH 677998View Materials, adult male, collected on Brothers (= Gebroeders) Mountain , 6000–7000 ft, 03.55S, 136.08E ( Frith and Beehler, 1998: 567), Pegunungan Kobowre (= Weyland Range), Papua Province (formerly Dutch New Guinea), Indonesia, on 24 July 1930, by Fred Shaw Mayer (no. 216). From the Rothschild Collection.GoogleMaps 

COMMENTS: In the original description, Mayr and Gilliard cited the AMNH number of the holotype and mentioned females and young males. Fred Shaw Mayer’s expedition was jointly sponsored by Rothschild and by L.C. Sanford for AMNH and his three specimens of this form were divided between the two collections. The holotype had originally been part of the Rothschild Collection share and had come to AMNH with that collection in 1932. The specimens that were part of the original AMNH share were AMNH 302945, immature male, 22 July 1930 and AMNH 302946, female, 28 July 1930, Shaw Mayer numbers 212 and 252 respectively; they are both paratypes of megarhynchus as is a single specimen collected by Georg Stein, AMNH 302367, female, Mount Kunupi, Weyland Mountains, 4 October 1931, Stein no. 2934. Shaw Mayer’s collection was reported on by Rothschild (1931) and Stein’s by Hartert et al. (1936).

Cracraft (1992: 20) synonymized megarhynchus with albicans, and later authors have agreed.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Aves

Order

Passeriformes

Family

Paradisaeidae

Genus

Epimachus

Loc

Epimachus meyeri megarhynchus Mayr and Gilliard

Lecroy, Mary 2014
2014
Loc

Epimachus meyeri albicans (van Oort, 1915)

Frith, C. B. & D. W. Frith 2009: 479
Frith, C. B. & B. M. Beehler 1998: 366
Cracraft, J. 1992: 20
Gilliard, E. T. 1969: 141
Mayr, E. 1962: 191
1962
Loc

Epimachus meyeri megarhynchus

Mayr, E. & E. T. Gilliard 1951: 10
1951