Meliornis novaehollandiae assimilis Mathews

Mary, 2011, Type Specimens Of Birds In The American Museum Of Natural History Part 9. Passeriformes: Zosteropidae And Meliphagidae, Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 2011 (348), pp. 1-193: 141-142

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http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5476037

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5476037

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scientific name

Meliornis novaehollandiae assimilis Mathews
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Meliornis novaehollandiae assimilis Mathews  

Meliornis novaehollandiae assimilis Mathews, 1912a: 415   (Victoria).

Now Phylidonyris novaehollandiae novaehollandiae (Latham, 1790)   . See Salomonsen, 1967: 427, Schodde and Mason, 1999: 311–312, Christidis and Boles, 2008: 185–191, and Higgins et al., 2008: 667–668.

HOLOTYPE: AMNH 692179 View Materials , adult male, collected at Olinda , 37.51S, 145.22E ( USBGN, 1957), Victoria, Australia, on 17 April 1911, by Thomas Tregellas. From the Mathews Collection (no. 9062) via the Rothschild Collection. GoogleMaps  

COMMENTS: Mathews cited his catalog number of the holotype in the original description and gave the range of the form as ‘‘ Victoria.’’ The holotype bears, in addition to Tregellas’ label, Mathews and Rothschild type labels and a label marked ‘‘Figured’’ in Mathews’ hand, indicating that it was the model for Mathews (1925a: pl. 544, opp. p. 14, text p. 16), where it is confirmed as the type of assimilis.

The following specimens are paratypes of assimilis: Frankston, AMNH 692165 View Materials (Mathews no. 3322), male, 25 September 1908   ; Olinda, AMNH 692166 View Materials (9064), male, 17 April 1911   ; AMNH 692168 View Materials (10104), female, 8 July 1911   ; AMNH 692169 View Materials (10108), male, 14 October 1911   ; AMNH 692172 View Materials (10107), male, 10 September 1911   ; AMNH 692175 View Materials (9065), male, 13 May 1911   ; AMNH 692178 View Materials (10106), male (cataloged as a female), 8 July 1911   ; AMNH 692180 View Materials (4971), female, 7 June 1909   ; AMNH 692181 View Materials (9063), female, 13 May 1911   ; AMNH 692183 View Materials (10105), female, 8 July 1911   ; AMNH 692185 View Materials (5055), sex?, 3 June 1907   ; AMNH 692186 View Materials (5056), sex?, 6 June 1908   ; Aspendale Park, AMNH 692190 View Materials (3319), female, 15 July 1906. The following specimens were collected before assimilis was published on 31 January 1912, but I did not find them in Mathews’ catalog   ; they are possible paratypes: Olinda, AMNH 692176 View Materials , male, 30 January 1909   ; AMNH 692177 View Materials , male, 14 July 1901   ; AMNH 692182 View Materials , female, 15 August 1908   ; Bayswater, AMNH 692187 View Materials , male, 4 May 1907   .

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Aves

Order

Passeriformes

Family

Meliphagidae

Genus

Meliornis

Loc

Meliornis novaehollandiae assimilis Mathews

Mary 2011
2011
Loc

Phylidonyris novaehollandiae novaehollandiae (Latham, 1790)

Christidis, L. & W. E. Boles 2008: 185
Higgins, P. J. & L. Christidis & H. A. Ford 2008: 667
Schodde, R. & I. J. Mason 1999: 311
Salomonsen, F. 1967: 427
1967
Loc

Meliornis novaehollandiae assimilis

Mathews, G. M. 1912: 415
1912