Australian Museum Journal Type specimens of birds in the Australian Museum

Shortform:
Longmore, 1991, Tech. Rep. Aust. Mus. 4: 1–42
Author(s):
Longmore, N. W.
Year published:
1991
Title:
Type specimens of birds in the Australian Museum
Serial title:
Technical Reports of the Australian Museum
Volume:
4
Start page:
1
End page:
42
DOI:
10.3853/j.1031-8062.4.1991.75
Language:
English
Date published:
18 January 1991
Cover date:
18 January 1991
ISSN:
1031-8062
CODEN:
TRAMEU
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
AVES; TYPE SPECIMENS; AUSTRALIAN MUSEUM; CHECKLIST
Digitized:
29 June 2009
Reference number:
75
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (91kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (4801kb PDF)

Abstract

The Australian Museum's collection of avian types holds approximately 340 specimens of about 180 taxa. The majority of these were named by E.P. Ramsay and A.J. North. Hindwood (1946) compiled a type list for Australian taxa in the collection, however it contained a number of errors and omissions, which are corrected here. The types listed by Stanbury (1969) for the Macleay Museum, University of Sydney, have been incorporated in the Australian Museum collection. This list also includes extralimital avian type material, most of which originated from New Guinea and the South Pacific.