Loxia atricapilla Vieillot, 1807
- GBIF Backbone Taxonomy
- Lonchura atricapilla
Loxia atricapilla Vieillot 1807
Loxia atricapilla Vieillot
Loxia atricapilla Vieillot, 1807, Ois. Chant.: 84 (Les Grandes Indes).
Lonchura punctulata particeps (Riley, 1920). - Now.
SYNTYPE: MNHN-ZO-2014-504 [MNHN A.C. 6509], immature, near Kupang Bay, Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara, West-Timor (10°11'0"S; 123°35'0"E), between 22 August and 13 November 1801, by René Maugé.
Pedestal underside: MNHN-ZO-2014-504: (Sticker) Cvtte Le Natte/ Expedit. du Captn Baudin / an 11 Timor. 2. Le domino / Vieillot Ou Ch pl 50 / Maugé. Pedestal label: Munia Munia puctularia / (L.) / M. Maugé Timor.
SYNTYPE: MNHN-ZO-2014-505 [MNHN A.C. 6510], immature, near Kupang Bay, Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara, West-Timor (10°11'0"S; 123°35'0"E), between 22 August and 13 November 1801, by René Maugé.
Pedestal underside: Munia / Munia punctularia / Timor / Maugé / an X. Pedestal label: Munia punctularia / (L.) / M. Maugé Timor.
SYNTYPE (lost): Specimen NMW 1815.XXXVI.68 is documented in the first acquisition book in Vienna and can be found on page 89: Loxia punctularia / Inde / 1 / 1. This bird was part of an exchange of 122 birds (102 species) with the MNHN in 1815. Not found at 27-28 February 2017, nor at subsequent visits, or by its curators Hans-Martin Berg and Anita Gamauf.
SYNTYPE (lost). The information available for the NMS bird is Dufresne Ms 1818, 56: Loxia punctularia, Le Domino, B. Pl. 109, Nlle Hollande. The annotation in Dufresne 1818 ' destroyed in May 1892 ' confirms that the specimen is no longer present.
The original description does not indicate how many specimens were involved, only that the species was described from the MNHN collection. It was wrongly identified in the acquisition books, so it is difficult to establish exactly how many birds were present. The nomenclatural availability and taxonomic identity of the name Loxia atricapilla needs additional research, particularly in relation to the chronologically junior name[s] Lonchura particeps and blasii Stresemann (1912). The type locality is erroneous (Les Grandes Indes), and therefore corrected and restricted to: West-Timor, near Kupang Bay (article 76a.2.A (ICZN 1999)). Vieillot named this species Loxia atricapilla or ‘black-headed’ (Jobling 2017).
- Loxia atricapilla Vieillot, 1807