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Races of the African finfoot (Aves, Heliornithidae). American Museum novitates ; no. 1659

Show simple item record Chapin, James Paul, 1889-1964. en_US 2006-01-18T20:51:33Z 2006-01-18T20:51:33Z 1954 en_US
dc.description 10 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_US
dc.description.abstract "With the increased number of specimens now available from many parts of its range, it is clear that the dimensions of Podica senegalensis increase gradually from Upper Guinea to the eastward and southward. The disparity in size between the sexes is very marked and must always be considered when the five geographic races are compared. The darkest of all, P. s. camerunensis, is restricted to the Cameroon, Gaboon, and central Congo basin. It is small, approximately equal in size to P. s. senegalensis. In Kenya Colony, east of the Rift Valley, there is a race of somewhat larger size, very dark on head and neck, though males do not become black on the under parts. This form is here named P. s. somereni. In the region of the Loango Coast, southern Congo, and (northern?) Angola the increase in size is sufficient to justify a fourth race, with breast and abdomen always whitish, P. s. albipectus. Finally the maximum size is reached in South Africa and Mozambique, the habitat of P. s. petersii. The latter two are like senegalensis in color"--P. 10. en_US
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dc.language eng en_US
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher New York : American Museum of Natural History en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries American Museum novitates ; no. 1659 en_US
dc.subject.lcc QL1 .A436 no.1659, 1954 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Podica senegalensis en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Gruiformes -- Africa en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Birds -- Africa en_US
dc.title Races of the African finfoot (Aves, Heliornithidae). American Museum novitates ; no. 1659 en_US
dc.title.alternative African finfoot en_US
dc.type text en_US

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  • American Museum Novitates
    Novitates (Latin for "new acquaintances"), published continuously and numbered consecutively since 1921, are short papers that contain descriptions of new forms and reports in zoology, paleontology, and geology. New numbers are published at irregular intervals.

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