Meliphaga virescens hartogi 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: 80-81

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0003-0090

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scientific name

Meliphaga virescens hartogi Mathews
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Meliphaga virescens hartogi Mathews  

Meliphaga virescens hartogi Mathews, 1920: 76   (Dirk Hartog Island, West Australia).

Now Lichenostomus virescens virescens (Vieillot, 1817)   . See Schodde and Mason, 1999: 234–235, Christidis and Boles, 2008: 185–191, and Higgins et al., 2008: 598.

LECTOTYPE: AMNH 694756 View Materials , adult male, collected on Dirk Hartog Island , 25.50S, 113.05E ( USBGN, 1957), Western Australia, Australia, on 26 April 1916, by Thomas Carter. From the Mathews Collection via the Rothschild Collection. GoogleMaps  

COMMENTS: In the original description, Mathews said that the type of hartogi was collected on Dirk Hartog Island on 26 April 1916. Two specimens from the Mathews collection were collected on that date. AMNH 694756 View Materials bears a Rothschild type label and Carter’s original label, marked ‘‘hartogi Type’’ by Mathews. It was cataloged as the type when the Rothschild Collection came to AMNH. In order to remove the ambiguity arising from two specimens bearing the same date, I hereby designate AMNH 694756 View Materials the lectotype of Meliphaga virescens hartogi   , thereby confirming as type the specimen so indicated by Mathews. Paralectotypes in AMNH, all collected on Dirk Hartog Island in 1916, are: AMNH 694757 View Materials , male, 23 April   ; AMNH 694758 View Materials , male, 26 April   ; AMNH 694759 View Materials , male, 30 September   ; AMNH 694760 View Materials , female, 30 September. All of these specimens were collected after Mathews stopped cataloging specimens   .

A specimen from the H.L. White Collection is listed in the NMV type list as the holotype of M. v. hartogi   , but Wayne Longmore (personal commun.) informs me that this specimen bears a different collection date and is not a type specimen.

Carter (1917: 609; 1921: 72) reported collecting this form on Dirk Hartog Island. Mees (1961b: 121) treated the taxonomy of this species, and he and Salomonsen (1967: 374) listed this form in the synonymy of nominate virescens   in the genus Meliphaga   .

AMNH

American Museum of Natural History

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Aves

Order

Passeriformes

Family

Meliphagidae

Genus

Meliphaga

Loc

Meliphaga virescens hartogi Mathews

Mary 2011
2011
Loc

Lichenostomus virescens virescens (Vieillot, 1817)

Christidis, L. & W. E. Boles 2008: 185
Higgins, P. J. & L. Christidis & H. A. Ford 2008: 598
Schodde, R. & I. J. Mason 1999: 234
1999
Loc

Meliphaga virescens hartogi

Mathews, G. M. 1920: 76
1920