Australian Museum Journal On a new sub-species of Psophodes crepitans

Shortform:
North, 1897, Rec. Aust. Mus. 3(1): 13
Author(s):
North, Alfred J.
Year published:
1897
Title:
On a new sub-species of Psophodes crepitans
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
3
Issue:
1
Start page:
13
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.3.1897.1119
Language:
English
Date published:
07 January 1897
Cover date:
07 January 1897
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Digitized:
09 October 2008
Reference number:
1119
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (71kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (180kb PDF)

Abstract

For many years past I have known that the specimens of Psophodes collected by Messrs. Cairn & Grant in 1887 and 1889 at Boar Pocket, North-eastern Queensland, were different in several respects from the P. crepitans, inhabiting New South Wales and Victoria. While lately examining the Reference Collection I found another skin from the same locality, which was obtained by Mr. W. S. Day on the 4th of May, 1891. As all the specimens collected at Boar Pocket at wide intervals are alike, I take the present opportunity of pointing out the distinctive characters of this northern race of Psophodes crepitans.