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The extant type specimens of birds from New Zealand and the Society Islands collected on Cook's second voyage and described by Anders Sparrman in Museum Carlsonianum (1786-1789)

TitleThe extant type specimens of birds from New Zealand and the Society Islands collected on Cook's second voyage and described by Anders Sparrman in Museum Carlsonianum (1786-1789)
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsMedway, DG
JournalNotornis
Volume51
Issue3
Pagination131-135
Type of Articlepaper
KeywordsCook&rsquo, extant type specimens, Museum Carlsonianum, New Zealand, s second voyage, Society Islands, Sparrman
Abstract

Specimens of 12 species of birds from New Zealand and the Society Islands collected during Cook’s second voyage round the world (1772-1775) were described and illustrated by Anders Sparrman in Museum Carlsonianum (1786-1789). The Swedish Museum of Natural History in Stockholm holds six specimens considered to be type specimens of some of those species. However, documentation discussed here indicates only three, spotted shag (Stictocarbo punctatus) and red-crowned parakeet (Cyanoramphus novaezelandiae novaezelandiae) from New Zealand, and Tahiti lorikeet (Vini peruviana) from the Society Islands, are type specimens.

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