Australian Museum Journal On some types of birds (Aves) from the Solomon Islands named by Edward Pierson Ramsay

Shortform:
McAllan, 2016. Rec. Aust. Mus. 68(1): 31–43
Author(s):
Ian A. W. McAllan
Year published:
2016
Title:
On some types of birds (Aves) from the Solomon Islands named by Edward Pierson Ramsay
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
68
Issue:
1
Start page:
31
End page:
43
DOI:
10.3853/j.2201-4349.68.2016.1642
Language:
English
Date published:
10 May 2016
Cover date:
10 May 2016
ISSN:
ISSN 0067-1975 (print); ISSN 2201-4349 (online)
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
AVES; TAXONOMY; AUSTRALIAN MUSEUM; ORNITHOLOGY
Digitized:
10 May 2016
Available online:
11 May 2016
Reference number:
1642
Title page:
Title page (192kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (440kb PDF)

Abstract

In the years 1879–1882 the Curator of the Australian Museum, Edward P. Ramsay, named 15 bird taxa largely based upon specimens collected in the Solomon Islands by James F. Cockerell in 1878. Investigations based upon the original correspondence and examination of the specimens determined that the specimens used by Ramsay to describe these taxa were dispersed to at least six museums. The number of types collected by Cockerell is larger than previously thought, with only 40 of the 93 known extant type specimens being held by the Australian Museum. The dates of publication of these taxa, the journals of original publication and related nomenclatorial issues are discussed.

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