Abstract

On referring to the original description and figure of Malurus leucopterus, in the Zoology and Atlas of the "Voyage de l'Uranie," I find that Gould had very good grounds for doubting if the bird figured and described by him under this name, in his "Birds of Australia," was not distinct from the species to which it had been originally applied by Quoy and Gaimard. Gould appears to have always entertained this doubt, for in his"Supplement to the Birds of Australia," published many years after, in his remarks on M. Leuconotus, he there writes: "and M. Cyanotus, if the bird discovered by Quoy and Gaimard in the "Voyage de l'Uranie," on Dirk Hartog's Island, should prove to be different from the species found in New South Wales, which I think probable."

 
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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
North, 1902, Rec. Aust. Mus. 4(5): 209–210
Author
Alfred J. North
Year
1902
Title
Note on Malurus leucopterus, Quoy and Gaimard
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
4
Issue
5
Start Page
209
End Page
210
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.4.1902.1098
Language
English
Date Published
06 January 1902
Cover Date
06 January 1902
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
AVES; TAXONOMY
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07 November 2008
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19 December 2008
Reference Number
1098
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