THE UNIQUE TYPE SPECIMEN OF THE BIRD OF PARADISE LOPHORINA-SUPERBA-PSEUDOPAROTIA STRESEMANN 1934 (PARADISAEIDAE) - A HYBRID OF LOPHORINA-SUPERBA X PAROTIA-CAROLAE

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Citation
Cb. Frith et Dw. Frith, THE UNIQUE TYPE SPECIMEN OF THE BIRD OF PARADISE LOPHORINA-SUPERBA-PSEUDOPAROTIA STRESEMANN 1934 (PARADISAEIDAE) - A HYBRID OF LOPHORINA-SUPERBA X PAROTIA-CAROLAE, Journal fur Ornithologie, 137(4), 1996, pp. 515-521
Citations number
21
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Ornithology
Journal title
ISSN journal
0021-8375
Volume
137
Issue
4
Year of publication
1996
Pages
515 - 521
Database
ISI
SICI code
0021-8375(1996)137:4<515:TUTSOT>2.0.ZU;2-6
Abstract
The unique female-plumaged type specimen (Zoologisches Museum Berlin 4 9.296) of the Superb Bird of Paradise Lophorina superba pseudoparotia Stresemann 1934 is in fact a hybrid. It is the product of the first re corded hybridization between L. superba and Parotia carolae (Paradisae idae), and the first hybrid known to involve the latter species. Morph ological and biometrical comparisons are presented to demonstrate that the hybrid individual is nearly perfectly intermediate between the pu tative parent species in colouring and dimensions, indicating that, li ke other recorded hybrid birds of paradise, it is a first generation c ross.