Semioptera Gouldi Boucard,

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: 97-98

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.1206/885.1

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4630297

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Semioptera Gouldi Boucard
status

 

Semioptera Gouldi Boucard 

Semioptera Gouldi Boucard, 1891: 43  (one of the islands close to New Guinea).

Now Semioptera wallacii halmaherae Salvadori, 1881  . See Boucard, 1893: 57; and Sharpe, 1909: 578.

SYNTYPES: AMNH 678722, adult male, ‘‘Halmahera trade-skin, bought from Boucard. ‘typical specimen’ of Boucard’s Semioptera gouldi  .’’ From the Rothschild Collection. AMNH 678725, female, ‘‘Halmahera trade-skin, bought from Boucard by Berlepsch, one of Boucard’s original specimens of his Semioptera gouldi  .’’ From the Berlepsch Collection via the Rothschild Collection.

COMMENTS: In the original description, Boucard described male and female but did not designate a type, saying only that he had bought ‘‘several specimens’’ that came from ‘‘one of the islands close to New Guinea; but I have not been able to ascertain which.’’ Boucard (1893: 57) later received specimens from Halmahera and found that his name was a synonym of Salvadori’s name halmaherae (see above). S. gouldi  was not listed by Mathews (1930: 879) and it seems to have dropped out of synonymies after Sharpe (1909).

I thank Carlo Violani for calling these two syntypes to my attention, as they had not previously been recognized as types.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Aves

Order

Passeriformes

Family

Paradisaeidae

Loc

Semioptera Gouldi Boucard

Lecroy, Mary 2014
2014
Loc

Semioptera wallacii halmaherae

Sharpe, R. B. 1909: 578
Boucard, A. 1893: 57
1893
Loc

Semioptera Gouldi Boucard, 1891: 43

Boucard, A. 1891: 43
1891