RECORD: Gould, John. 1837. [Observations on a species of Sterna in King's College, a species of cormorant in the United Service Museum and three species of the genus Orpheus, from the Galapagos, in the collection of Mr. Darwin]. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 5 (28 February): 26-27.

REVISION HISTORY: Scanned by John van Wyhe, transcribed (single key) by AEL Data 6.2008. RN1


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Mr. Gould also characterized two new species of the genus Sterna, from the collection in King's College, and a species of Cormorant in the United Service Museum, and three species of the genus Orpheus, from the Galapagos, in the collection of Mr. Darwin.

STERNA POLIOCERCA. Stern. fronte cinerascenti-albo in nigrum ad occiput mergente; gutture, collo anticè et posticè corporeque subtùs albis; corpore suprà, alis, caudâque cinerascentibus; rostro flavo; pedibus nigris.

Long. tot 17½ unc.; rostri, 2¾; alæ, 12¾; caudæ 7; tarsi, 1.

Hab. in terrâ Van Diemen.

STERNA MACROTARSA. Stern. vertice et nuchâ nigris; corpore suprà primariisque argenteo-cinerascentibus; paribus reliquis corporis albis; rostro pedibusque nigris.

Long. tot. 15 unc.; rostri,alæ, 12; caudæ, 5¼; tarsi, 1 5/8.

Hab. in terrâ Van Diemen.

PHALACROCORAX BREVIROSTRIS. Phal. rostro flavo culmine ad basinque nigrescenti-fuscis; gutture plumis auricularibus genisque albis. Nuchâ pectore corporeque subtus cum caudâ nitidè

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nigris; dorsi alarumque plumis intensè cinereis, nigro marginatis, pedibus nigris.

Long. tot. 23 unc.; rostri, 2 3/8; alæ,caudæ, 7½; tarsi, 1¼.

ORPHEUS TRIFASCIATUS. Orph. vertice, nuchâ, et dorso nigrescentibus; uropygio rufo pallidè lavato; alis nigrescentibus tectricibus notâ albescente terminali, fascias tres transversas facientibus rectricibus caudæ duabus intermediis nigrescentibus, reliquis ad apicem pallidioribus; plumis auricularibus strigâ superciliari, gulâ, et corpore subtùs albis, lateribus notis guttisque fuscis ornatis; rostro pedibusque nigris.

Long, tot. 10 5/8 unc.; rostri, 1 3/8; alæ, 5; caudæ,tarsi, 1¾.

ORPHEUS MELANOTIS. Orph. vertice, nuchá, dorsoque pallidè fuscis; plumis capitis et dorsi ad medium colore saturatiore; alis intensè fuscis singulis, plumis ad marginem pallidioribus, secondariis, tectricibusque majoribus notá albá terminali, fascias duas transversas facientibus; caudæ rectricibus nigrescenti-fuscis ad apicem albis, loro, plumisque auricularibus nigrescenti-fuscis; laterum plumis notá fuscá centrali, abdomine albo; rostro pedibusque nigris.

Long. tot. 9½ unc.; rostri,alæ, 4½; caudæ,tarsi, 1 3/8.

ORPHEUS PARVULUS. Orph. vertice, nuchâ caudâque intensè fuscis, hujus rectricibus ad apicem albo notatis; alis fuscis secondariis tectricibusque notâ albâ apicali fascias duas transversas facientibus; loro, plumisque auricularibus nigrescentibus, gulâ, colli teribus pectore, et abdomine albescentibus; plumis laterum notis uscis per medium longitudinaliter excurrentibus.

Long. tot. 8 1/8 unc.; rostri, 1; alæ, 3 5/8; caudæ, 3¾; tarsi, 1¼.


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