Cracticus torquatus colletti Mathews,

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: 68-69

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.1206/885.1

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4612315

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/0398542A-197B-FF96-68B2-95341D28FA2E

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scientific name

Cracticus torquatus colletti Mathews
status

 

Cracticus torquatus colletti Mathews 

Cracticus torquatus colletti Mathews, 1912b: 46  (Northern Territory).

Now Cracticus argenteus colletti Mathews, 1912  . See Amadon, 1951: 7–8; 1962b: 166; Storr, 1977: 101–102; Schodde and Mason, 1999: 538–541; Dickinson, 2003: 463; and Russell and Rowley, 2009: 337–338.

HOLOTYPE: AMNH 673539View Materials, adult male, collected on the Mary River , Northern Territory, Australia, on 15 May 1895, by Knut Dahl (no. 1203). From the Mathews Collection (no. 10162) via the Rothschild Collection. 

COMMENTS: In the original description, Mathews gave his catalog number of the holotype and noted the range as Northern Territory. Mathews (1912b: 25) had just received specimens from Professor R. Collett, ZMO, including those collected by Dahl, and the holotype was apparently the only specimen he had. Three specimens in AMNH collected by J.T.Tunney on the South Alligator River in 1903 were never in the Mathews Collection.

Apparently, this holotype had not been recognized prior to Amadon (1962b). Even though it bears a Mathews type label in addition to the original label and a Rothschild Collection label printed ‘‘Ex. Coll. G.M. Mathews,’’ it has no Rothschild type label; the AMNH type label is filled in by Amadon.

Amadon (1962b: 166) considered argenteus  and torquatus  to be conspecific and, accepting Port Essington as the type locality of torquatus  , synonymized colletti with it and recognized four subspecies. Schodde and Mason (1999: 540–541) explained their reasons for considering argenteus  specifically distinct from C. torquatus  and noted that they accepted Hanover Bay in the Kimberley Division as the type locality of argenteus  , leaving colletti as the available name for Northern Territory birds. This was followed by Dickinson (2003: 463). Russell and Rowley (2009: 337) accepted five subspecies in a single species, C. torquatus  , including C. t. colletti, but noted that if Port Essington is accepted as the type locality of argenteus  , then colletti is a synonym and the name latens Ford, 1979, is available for the Western Australian form (type in WAM).

Dahl (1927: 196–218) and his party were camping at the headwaters of the Mary River in May 1895, in the vicinity of Fountainhead, 13.28S, 131.29E (USBGN, 1957).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Aves

Order

Passeriformes

Family

Cracticidae

Genus

Cracticus

Loc

Cracticus torquatus colletti Mathews

Lecroy, Mary 2014
2014
Loc

Cracticus argenteus colletti

Russell, E. M. & I. C. R. Rowley 2009: 337
Dickinson, E. C. 2003: 463
Schodde, R. & I. J. Mason 1999: 538
Storr, G. M. 1977: 101
1977
Loc

Cracticus torquatus colletti

Mathews, G. M. 1912: 46
1912