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Review of the type series of Pterocles exustus Temminck, 1825 (Aves, Pterocliformes, Pteroclidae) and designation of a lectotype

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The type locality of Pterocles exustus Temminck, 1825, is ‘West coast of Africa, Egypt and Nubia’. This is problematic because it includes the type locality of Pterocles exustus floweri (Nicoll 1921), which is Fayum, Egypt. In the interest of clarification and to preserve stability of nomenclature, a non-Egyptian specimen from the type series of P. exustus is designated as lectotype of the taxon, and the type locality is restricted to Senegal.


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Christophe G (2016): Review of the type series of Pterocles exustus Temminck, 1825 (Aves, Pterocliformes, Pteroclidae) and designation of a lectotype. v1.0. ZooKeys. Dataset/Checklist.


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Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse; lectotypification; type locality; Pterocles exustus; type series


Who created the resource:

Gouraud Christophe

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Gouraud Christophe

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Christophe Gouraud

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Christophe Gouraud

Geographic Coverage

Subspecies and Distribution P. e. exustus Temminck, 1825 – S Mauritania and Senegambia E to Sudan. P. e. floweri Nicoll, 1921 – Nile Valley in C Egypt (was believed almost certainly extinct, but recently rediscovered in Minya Province). P. e. ellioti Bogdanov, 1881 – SE Sudan E to Eritrea, N Ethiopia and Somalia. P. e. olivascens (E. J. O. Hartert, 1909) – SE South Sudan, S Ethiopia, Kenya and N Tanzania. P. e. erlangeri (Neumann, 1909) – SW & S Arabian Peninsula. P. e. hindustan R. Meinertzhagen, 1923 – SE Iran, Pakistan and most of India. Introduced (exustus or hindustan) to Hawaii.

Bounding Coordinates South West [-11.38, -19.14], North East [34.77, 89.8]

Taxonomic Coverage

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Species  Pterocles exustus (Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse)

Collection Data

Collection Name Naturalis Biodiversity Center
Collection Name Museum für Naturkunde, Leibniz Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity Science
Collection Name Naturhistorisches Museum Wien
Collection Name Musée George Sand et de la Vallée noire (Collection Baillon)
Specimen preservation methods Mounted

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