Nectarinia filiola Hartlaub, 1890

Pachycephalidae, Aegithalidae, Remizidae, Paridae, Sittidae, Neosittidae, Certhiidae, Rhabdornithidae, Climacteridae, Dicaeidae, Pardalotidae, Nectariniidae, And & Lecroy, Mary, 2010, Type Specimens Of Birds In The American Museum Of Natural History Part 8. Passeriformes:, Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 2010 (333), pp. 1-178 : 148

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Nectarinia filiola Hartlaub


Nectarinia filiola Hartlaub

Nectarinia filiola Hartlaub, 1890: 150 (Njangalo) .

Now Nectarinia kilimensis kilimensis Shelley, 1885 View in CoL . See Chapin, 1954: 271–272, and Cheke and Mann, 2008a: 272.

SYNTYPES: AMNH 690600 View Materials , adult male, Ruganda (NKóle), 16 July 1889, (no. 271), ‘‘cotype’ ’; AMNH 690643 View Materials , adult male, Buguéra, 6 March 1889, (no. 70), ‘‘one of cotypes’ ’; AMNH 690644 View Materials , adult male, Buguéra, 28 February, 1889, (no. 49), ‘‘one of cotype’ ’; AMNH 690645 View Materials , adult male, Buguéra, 14 March 1889, (no. 106), ‘‘cotype’ ’; AMNH 690646 View Materials , female, Buguéra, 19 March 1889, (no. 116), ♀ of no. 115, ‘‘Type of descr. of ♀ ’’ ; AMNH 690647 View Materials [female, Njangabo, 30 April 1889] ; AMNH 690733 View Materials [adult male, locality?, date?, Type], all collected by Emin Pasha (the numbers cited in parentheses above are his field numbers). From the Rothschild Collection .

COMMENTS: When Hartlaub described this form, he did not designate a type or say exactly how many specimens he had, but said that Emin sent several specimens of both sexes. He described male and female, giving only one locality and date following the description of the male and complaining about the difficulty of reading Emin’s handwriting regarding the locality of the female.

Hartlaub (1891: 27) repeated his description of male and female, giving at this time Emin’s no. 116 for the female from Buguéra. He still did not specify a type, saying that he had numerous examples of both sexes from Njangabo, and mentioning seven male specimens from Buguéra, ‘‘Buehsse’’ (?), Ruganda, and Njangabo differing only in the length of the two central tail feathers. A further complication is the loss of the original Emin label from AMNH 690647 View Materials and AMNH 690733 View Materials ; the information supplied for these specimens in brackets is taken from a Rothschild label and what is presumably a Hartlaub label, respectively. The data on AMNH 690647 View Materials must have been copied from an Emin label, no longer present. It seems safe to say that all of the above specimens, collected in 1889, are syntypes of Nectarinia filiola ; no syntype has been found in UMB (P.R. Becker, personal commun.)

AMNH 690733 View Materials bears a Rothschild type label, but it is filled in by a hand other than Hartert’s and it was not listed by Hartert in his types in the Rothschild Collection. AMNH type labels have been added to all of the above syntypes. Coordinates for collecting localities are: Nyangabo (5 Njangabo ), Congo (Kinshasa), 01.19N, 30.03E ( Chapin, 1954) GoogleMaps ; Bogoro (5 Buguéra ), Congo (Kinshasa), 01.24N, 30.15E ( Chapin, 1954) GoogleMaps ; Mbarara (5 Ruganda ), Uganda, 00.37S, 30.39E (R. Dowsett, personal commun.) GoogleMaps .

In addition to the above specimens, there are in AMNH two Emin specimens of this form collected at Bukoba in November and December 1890, AMNH 206713, male, and AMNH 206714, male juvenile, received on exchange from ZMB in the 1920s and originally from the Bruno Mencke Collection. These were collected too late to have been seen for the original description.




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Nectarinia filiola Hartlaub

Pachycephalidae, Aegithalidae, Remizidae, Paridae, Sittidae, Neosittidae, Certhiidae, Rhabdornithidae, Climacteridae, Dicaeidae, Pardalotidae, Nectariniidae, And & Lecroy, Mary 2010

Nectarinia kilimensis kilimensis

Cheke, R. A. & C. F. Mann 2008: 272
Chapin, J. P. 1954: 271

Nectarinia filiola

Hartlaub, G. 1890: 150
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