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.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Bulletin of the British Ornithologists' Club|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 2009|