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Lithograph of the hummingbird Trochilus maria from the 1849 book “Illustrations of Birds of Jamacia”

Lithograph of the hummingbird Trochilus maria from the 1849 book Illustrations of Birds of Jamacia published in a recent paper in the journal Zootaxa “Rediscovery of the holotype of Trochilus maria Gosse, 1849 (Aves: Apodiformes: Trochilidae)” by Gary Graves of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History and Robert Prys-Jones of the Natural History Museum, United Kingdom.

This lithograph of the hummingbird Trochilus maria from the 1849 book Illustrations of the Birds of Jamacia was published in a recent paper in the journal Zootaxa “Rediscovery of the holotype of Trochilus maria Gosse, 1849 (Aves: Apodiformes: Trochilidae)” by Gary Graves of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History and Robert Prys-Jones of the Natural History Museum, United Kingdom. The paper’s authors used the illustration to help identify an uncatalogued hummingbird specimen found in the collections of the Natural History Museum (U.K.) as the missing type specimen of Trochilus maria.

 

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