Selection of a neotype for Apteryx mantelli Bartlett, 1852, with the support of genetic data

Lara D. Shepherd, Joanne Cooper, James Haue, Paul Scofield, Alan J D Tennyson, Trevor H. Worthy

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Abstract

Genetic studies in kiwis (Apteryx spp.) have led to a number of recent taxonomie changes, including the recognition of three species of brown kiwi. For one of these species, North Island Brown Kiwi Apteryx mantelli Bartlett, 1852, no holotype was originally nominated and the type series has remained unidentified. We searched for potential syntypes but were unsuccessful. Therefore, we designate a neotype that preserves the current usage of A. mantelli for extant North Island brown kiwi.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)195-197
Number of pages3
JournalBulletin of the British Ornithologists' Club
Volume129
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2009
Externally publishedYes

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