‘Tringa leucoptera’

    Date
    1848-1852
    Creator
    Archive reference number
    Material
    Technique
    Dimensions
    height (page): 265mm
    width (page): 355mm
    Subject
    Biology
       > Zoology
          > Ornithology
    Content object
    nature
       > animal
          > bird
    Description
    Ornithological study of the Tahitian sandpiper or White-winged sandpiper Prosobonia leucoptera (here styles Tringa leucoptera). This extinct bird was discovered on Captain James Cook’s second voyage of discovery. It is known from a single specimen at the Rijksmuseum van Natuurlijke Historie in Leiden, probably from the collections of Johann Georg Adam Forster (1754-1794) and therefore the specimen shown here.

    Plate from the paper ‘Beschrijving van Tringa leucoptera’, by G F Westerman published in the journal Bijdragen tot de dierkunde. Deel 1. (Amsterdam, M. Westerman & Zoon, 1848-1854).

    Inscribed below: ‘TRINGA LEUCOPTERA’.

    Gerardus Frederik Westerman (1807-1890) was a Dutch zoologist.




    Credit
    ©The Royal Society
    Image number
    RS.11154
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