Poecile lugubris persica Pražák,

Mlíkovský, Jiří, 2011, Nomenclatural and taxonomic status of bird taxa (Aves) described by an ornithological swindler, Josef Prokop Pražák (1870 – 1904), Zootaxa 3005, pp. 45-68: 60

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http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.202788

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scientific name

Poecile lugubris persica Pražák
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Poecile lugubris persica Pražák 

Poecile lugubris persica Pražák, 1895 b: 81  .

NOW. Parus lugubris dubius Hellmayr, 1901  . See Vaurie (1959: 484) and Dickinson (2003: 527).

Holotype. NMW 33353View Materials (Tschusi 5502), 3, collected by “Zarudny” [= Nikolaj Alekseevič Zarudnyj (1859– 1919)] on “ 26.XII. 93 ” [= 7 January 1894 NS] at “Isarchun” [= Sarkhun, Iran; 31.75 °N, 50.55 °E].

Remarks. Pražák (1895 b: 81) said that he studied 14 specimens of Parus lugubris  from ‘Palestina’, ‘Syria’ and ‘Persia’, but based P. l. persica  on specimens from ‘Persia’ alone ( Pražák 1895 b: 81–82). Only a single relevant tit was available to Pražák in the VTH in the early 1890 s, which I consider the holotype of P. l. persica  (no such tits were in the NHMW). The remaining specimens apparently existed only in Pražák’s mind. Vaurie (1950: 2) stated, without evidence, that Pražák (1895 b) based his persica on “ Parus lugubris  ?” of Blanford (1876: 229), but I found nothing in Pražák (1895 b) in support of this claim.

Poecile lugubris persica Pražák, 1895 b  , is preoccupied in the genus Parus Linnaeus, 1758  , by Parus persicus Blanford, 1873  = Parus caeruleus persicus Blanford, 1873  . Hellmayr (1901: 173) therefore replaced Pražák’s Poecile lugubris persica  with Parus lugubris dubius Hellmayr, 1901  . The latter subspecies has the same holotype and the same type locality as Poecile lugubris persica Pražák  (Art. 72.7 of the Code).

NMW

Naturhistorisches Museum, Wien

NHMW

Naturhistorisches Museum, Wien

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Aves

Order

Passeriformes

Family

Paridae

Genus

Poecile

Loc

Poecile lugubris persica Pražák

Mlíkovský, Jiří 2011
2011
Loc

Poecile lugubris persica Pražák, 1895 b : 81

Prazak 1895: 81
1895