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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Short Form
McAllan, 2016. Rec. Aust. Mus. 68(1): 31–43
Author
Ian A. W. McAllan
Year
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
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