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Journal of Ornithology

, Volume 145, Issue 3, pp 269–270 | Cite as

The third museum specimen of Stresemann’s bristlefront (Merulaxis stresemanni Sick, 1960)

  • D. Stefan Peters
Short Note

Abstract

A misidentified specimen (skin) in the collection of the Senckenberg-Museum, Frankfurt am Main, proved to be a female of Merulaxis stresemanni. The specimen was probably collected in the first half of the 19th century. Measurements and a short description are given.

Keywords

19th Century Reliable Information Tape Recording Short Description Systematic Separation 
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Acknowledgements

Thanks to Dr. Ernst Bauernfeind, Naturhistorisches Museum, Wien, for providing photographs and measurements of a female Merulaxis ater and to Dr. Frank Steinheimer, Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin, for the loan of another specimen.

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Copyright information

© Dt. Ornithologen-Gesellschaft e.V.  2004

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Forschungsinstitut SenckenbergFrankfurt am MainGermany

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