Xanthomelas bakeri Chapin,

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: 85

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.1206/885.1

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4630262

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/0398542A-196A-FF86-6A9B-95F21C84FAD3

treatment provided by

Felipe

scientific name

Xanthomelas bakeri Chapin
status

 

Xanthomelas bakeri Chapin 

Xanthomelas bakeri Chapin, 1929: 1  (Madang, Territory of New Guinea).

Now Sericulus bakeri ( Chapin, 1929)  . See Mayr, 1941: 184; Mayr and Jennings, 1952: 7–8; Gilliard and LeCroy, 1967: 74–75; Gilliard, 1969: 330– 335, pl. 13; Coates, 1990: 402–403; and Frith and Frith, 2004: 343–344; 2009a: 399–400.

HOLOTYPE: AMNH 268253View Materials, adult male, collected at ‘‘ Madang , Territory of New Guinea,’’ now known to be from the Adelbert Mountains, 04.54S, 145.24E ( Frith and Beehler, 1998: 566), Madang Province, Papua New Guinea, on 29 August 1928, by Rollo H. Beck (no. 84).GoogleMaps 

COMMENTS: In the original description, Chapin cited the AMNH number of the holotype and listed the two additional specimens that Beck collected. The two paratypes, both labeled as from ‘‘Madang’’ are: AMNH 268254View Materials (Beck’s no. 134), immature male, 3 September 1928  ; AMNH 268255View Materials (184), male, 10 September 1928. This last specimen had been exchanged to the Rothschild Collection, and when that collection came to AMNH, it was inadvertently renumbered as AMNH 679305View Materials  .

After Rollo Beck left the American Museum’s Whitney South Sea Expedition, Museum Trustee George F. Baker, Jr., supported him on a collecting trip into what was at that time the Mandated Territory of New Guinea. He collected in the vicinity of Madang and on the Huon Peninsula, and his most important discovery was this new species of bowerbird. However, the exact collecting locality was not known, and additional specimens were not found until 1959, when E. Thomas Gilliard and his wife, Margaret, made a collection in the Memenga Forest, Adelbert Mountains, to the northwest of Madang (See Gilliard and LeCroy, 1967: 74– 75, and Gilliard, 1969: 330–335). The bower was first reported by Mackay (1989: 62–64) and Coates (1990: 403).

See cover for painting of this species by William T. Cooper.

AMNH

American Museum of Natural History

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Aves

Order

Passeriformes

Family

Ptilonorhynchidae

Genus

Xanthomelas

Loc

Xanthomelas bakeri Chapin

Lecroy, Mary 2014
2014
Loc

Sericulus bakeri ( Chapin, 1929 )

Frith, C. B. & D. W. Frith 2009: 399
Frith, C. B. & D. W. Frith 2004: 343
Coates, B. J. 1990: 402
Gilliard, E. T. 1969: 330
Gilliard, E. T. & M. LeCroy 1967: 74
Mayr, E. & K. Jennings 1952: 7
Mayr, E. 1941: 184
1941
Loc

Xanthomelas bakeri

Chapin, J. P. 1929: 1
1929