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History of endemic Hawaiian birds: specimens in museum collections

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Title:History of endemic Hawaiian birds: specimens in museum collections
Authors:Banko, Winston E.
LC Subject Headings:Endemic birds -- Hawaii -- History.
Bird populations -- Hawaii.
Biological specimens.
Date Issued:Jul 1979
Publisher:Cooperative National Park Resources Studies Unit, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Department of Botany
Citation:Banko WE. 1979. History of endemic Hawaiian birds: specimens in museum collections. Honolulu (HI): Cooperative National Park Resources Studies Unit, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Department of Botany. CPSU/UH Avian History Report, 2.
Series:Avian History Report
2
Abstract:Delineation of historic ranges of depopulated endemic Hawaiian birds required information inscribed on labels of museum specimens. More than 40 institutions were solicited by mail from 1966 t o 1956 for original collection data of 69 taxa. Data transcribed from 3820 specimens of extinct or endangered forms, and 1863 specimens of non-threatened species was reconstituted for purposes of documentation. Specimen accounts include currently recognized scientific, vernacular, and Hawaiian names of each
species and subspecies; information on original descriptions; total number of examples extant and labels abstracted; date, locality, and name of collector; disposition of 7261 specimens (including 1638 of non-threatened taxa having unabstracted data) in each of 37 museums world-wide. Hawaiian place-names and elevations of principal collecting localities are listed and shown on maps of the six major forested Hawaiian Islands.
Description:Reports were scanned in black and white at a resolution of 600 dots per inch and were converted to text using Adobe Paper Capture Plug-in.
URI/DOI:http://hdl.handle.net/10125/333
Appears in Collections: The Avian History Reports


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