Corrections to the original citations and type localities of some birds described by John Gould and recorded from New Zealand

Ian A W McAllan*

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The Checklist of the birds of New Zealand (3rd edition, 1990) contains errors in the citations of several taxa described by John Gould. Those listed for Apteryx owenii, Podiceps cristatus australis, Puffinus carneipes, Procellaria (=Pterodroma) solandri, Thalassidroma (=Oceanites) nereis, Oxyura australis, Gallinula tenebrosa, Himantopus leucocephalus, Himantopus novaezelandiae, Numenius minutus, Limosa limosa melanuroides, Nestor notabilis, Hirundo tahitica neoxena, Collocalia (=Hirundo) ariel and Ocypterus (=Artamus) superciliosus and Ocypterus personatus are highlighted and corrected. 

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)125-130
Number of pages6
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2004



  • John Gould
  • New Zealand birds
  • Nomenclature

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