Abstract

A brief review is given of previous morphological studies of Atrichornis and its relationship to other passerine families. Renewed interest in the relationships of Menura and Atrichornis in the last two or three decades led to efforts to obtain suitable specimens of both genera. The efforts to obtain the specimen of the rare Atrichornis clamosus used in this study are described in detail. This account highlights the long periods necessary to obtain governmental permission to study an endangered species and suggests that bona fide scientific enquiry can be stifled by unyielding governmental regulations designed to regulate commercial trade. The studies in this volume illustrate the wealth of scientific data that can be obtained from a single specimen in a carefully co-ordinated study.

 
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Short Form
Clench and Smith, 1985, Rec. Aust. Mus. 37(3): 111–114
Author
Mary Heimerdinger Clench; Graeme B. Smith
Year
1985
Title
Morphology of the Noisy Scrub-bird, Atrichornis clamosus (Passeriformes: Atrichornithidae): introduction, with remarks on plumage and systematic position
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
37
Issue
3
Start Page
111
End Page
114
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.37.1985.304
Language
English
Date Published
20 November 1985
Cover Date
20 November 1985
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
AVES
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16 January 2009
Reference Number
304
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