Case 3658: Calyptorhynchus baudinii Lear, 1832: Conservation of usage by designation of a neotype for Calyptorhynchus baudinii Lear, 1832

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2014
Authors:R. E. Johnstone, Fisher, C. , Saunders, D. A.
Type of Article:Case

The purpose of this application, under Article 75.6 of the Code, is to conserve prevailing usage of the species names Calyptorhynchus baudinii Lear, 1832 and Calyptorhynchus latirostris Carnaby, 1948, long established for two endemic cockatoos in south-western Australia. Calyptorhynchus baudinii Lear, E. (1832). Illustrations of the family of Psittacidae, or Parrots, lithographic plates drawn from life, and on stone, publication dated as 1830–1832. The whereabouts of the holotype was previously unknown and the identity of the figure was established by Saunders (1974). The type of Baudin’s Cockatoo C. baudinii Lear has been located and found to be a Carnaby’s Cockatoo C. latirostris Carnaby and the resulting nomenclatural shift would destabilise the long established usage of baudinii Lear, for the long-billed white-tailed black cockatoo, i.e. Baudin’s Cockatoo, and the short-billed Carnaby’s Cockatoo and confound past and future references to the names in the literature. To conserve the long established use of baudinii Lear for the distinct long-billed, Baudin’s Cockatoo, and to maintain latirostris Carnaby as the valid name for Carnaby’s Cockatoo we propose that the type of baudinii Lear, be set aside and replaced with a neotype of a specimen of a Baudin’s Cockatoo

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