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Subgenus Cacatua (Cacatua) Vieillot, 1817

  • Cacatua Vieillot, L.P. 1817. Kakatoès. pp. 6–13 in, Nouveau Dictionaire d'Histoire Naturelle, appliquée aux arts, à l'Agriculture, à l'Écomomie rurale et domestique, à la Médecine, etc. Par une société de naturalistes et d'agriculteurs. Nouvelle Édition. Paris : Déterville. [Duncan, F.M. 1937. On the dates of publication of the Society's 'Proceedings', 1859–1926. With an appendix containing the dates of publication of 'Proceedings', 1830–1858, compiled by the late F.H. Waterhouse, and of the 'Transactions', 1833–1869, by the late Henry Peavot, originally published in P.Z.S. 1893, 1913. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 107: 71–84] [6] [based on Cacatua of Brisson, M.-J. 1760. Ornithologie ou méthode contenant la Division des oiseaux en Ordres, Sectiones, Genres, Espèces & leurs Variétés. Paris : J.-B. Bauche Vol. IV 576 liv pp. XLVI pls (204, pl. XXI); pending conservation on Official List of Generic Names in Zoology, following recommendations from the Standing Committee on Ornithological Nomenclature (SCON) of the International Ornithological Committee in the paper: SCON 1965. Memorandum on proposal to validate Cacatua. Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 22: 156–161 [Duncan, F.M. 1937. On the dates of publication of the Society's 'Proceedings', 1859–1926. With an appendix containing the dates of publication of 'Proceedings', 1830–1858, compiled by the late F.H. Waterhouse, and of the 'Transactions', 1833–1869, by the late Henry Peavot, originally published in P.Z.S. 1893, 1913. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 107: 71–84] as emended on behalf of the SCON by Bock, W.J. & Schodde, R. (1992) in Memorandum on the proposals to validate Cacatua [Case Number Z.N. (S.) 1647] to the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature, cf. Mayr, E., Keast, A. & Serventy, D.L. 1964. The name Cacatua Brisson, 1760 (Aves): proposed validation under the Plenary Powers. Z.N. (s.) 1647. Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 21: 372–374; emendation of original SCON recommendation by Bock & Schodde (loc. cit.) resolves designation of type species as follows: although Salvadori, T. 1891. Catalogue of the Birds in the British Museum. Catalogue of the Psittaci, or Parrots. London : British Museum Vol. 20 xvii 658 pp. XVIII pls (115) and SCON specified Cacatua alba (P.L.S. Müller, 1776) as type species, it was not one of the nominal species included by Vieillot (op. cit.) in his circumscription of Cacatua; one, however, that was—cristata Vieillot, 1817 non Linnaeus, 1766—is nevertheless included in Salvadori's (loc. cit.) synonymy of alba P.L.S. Müller, 1776 which ipso facto designates it as the type species, see ICZN Art. 69(a)(v)—note also that C. cristata Vieillot, 1817, is based in part on Psittacus cristatus of Linnaeus, 1766 and of Latham, 1790, but has none of their ambiguities in circumscription, see Salvadori (loc. cit., 124); to validate Cacatua Vieillot, 1817, the following senior synonyms are pending suppression for the the purposes of the Principle of Priority alone: Kakatoe Cuvier, 1800, and its various spellings Kakadoe Kuhl, 1820 and Kakadoes Desmarest, 1826; Cacatoes Duméril, 1806 and its variant Kacatoes Gerbe, 1861; and Catacus Rafinesque, 1815, a nom. nov. for Cacatoes Duméril, 1806; none of the type species of these nominal genera occur in Australia].
    Type species:
     Cacatua cristata Vieillot, 1817 by subsequent designation, see Salvadori, T. 1891. Catalogue of the Birds in the British Museum. Catalogue of the Psittaci, or Parrots. London : British Museum Vol. 20 xvii 658 pp. XVIII pls. [115] (=Cacatua alba (P.L.S. MüLLer, 1776)).
    Secondary source:
     Brisson, M.-J. 1760. Ornithologie ou méthode contenant la Division des oiseaux en Ordres, Sectiones, Genres, Espèces & leurs Variétés. Paris : J.-B. Bauche Vol. IV 576 liv pp. XLVI pls.; Salvadori, T. 1891. Catalogue of the Birds in the British Museum. Catalogue of the Psittaci, or Parrots. London : British Museum Vol. 20 xvii 658 pp. XVIII pls.; Mayr, E., Keast, A. & Serventy, D.L. 1964. The name Cacatua Brisson, 1760 (Aves): proposed validation under the Plenary Powers. Z.N. (s.) 1647. Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 21: 372-374; SCON 1965. Memorandum on proposal to validate Cacatua. Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 22: 156-161 [Duncan, F.M. 1937. On the dates of publication of the Society's 'Proceedings', 1859–1926. With an appendix containing the dates of publication of 'Proceedings', 1830–1858, compiled by the late F.H. Waterhouse, and of the 'Transactions', 1833–1869, by the late Henry Peavot, originally published in P.Z.S. 1893, 1913. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 107: 71–84].
  • Plyctolophus Vieillot, L.P. 1816. Analyse d'une nouvelle ornithologie élémentaire. Paris : Déterville 70 pp. [Date published 14 Apr 1816] [26] [pending suppression for the purposes of the Principle of Priority alone, in order to validate Cacatua Vieillot, 1817, by recommendation of the Standing Committee on Ornithological Nomenclature (SCON) of the International Ornithological Committee to the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature in the paper: SCON 1965. Memorandum on proposal to validate Cacatua. Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 22: 156–161 [Duncan, F.M. 1937. On the dates of publication of the Society's 'Proceedings', 1859–1926. With an appendix containing the dates of publication of 'Proceedings', 1830–1858, compiled by the late F.H. Waterhouse, and of the 'Transactions', 1833–1869, by the late Henry Peavot, originally published in P.Z.S. 1893, 1913. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 107: 71–84]; based on 'Kakatoès noir,—à huppe rouge, Buff' (=Probosciger aterrimus (Gmelin, 1788) and Cacatua moluccensis (Gmelin, 1788), respectively), but in the vernacular and so without included nominal species, see ICZN Art. 69(a)(i); the first revisers to assign nominal species to Plyctolophus Vieillot, 1816 appear to have been Vigors, N.A. & Horsfield, T. 1827. A description of the Australian birds in the collection of the Linnean Society; with an attempt at arranging them according to their natural affinities. Transactions of the Linnean Society of London 15: 170–331 [publication dated 1826, published Feb. 1827]: they referred Psittacus galeritus Latham, 1790 and Psittacus eos Kuhl, 1820 to it; the first subsequent reviser to have designated one of these species as type consistent with ICZN Art. 69(a)(i)(1) appears to have been Salvadori, T. 1880. Ornitologia della Papuasia e delle Molucche. Parte Prima. Torino : G.B. Paravia & Co. xii 573 pp. (94), cf. the diverse type species designations of Gray, G.R. 1840. A List of the Genera of Birds, with an indication of the typical species of each genus. London : R. & J.E. Taylor viii 80 pp. [published before Apr.] (53); Salvadori, T. 1891. Catalogue of the Birds in the British Museum. Catalogue of the Psittaci, or Parrots. London : British Museum Vol. 20 xvii 658 pp. XVIII pls; Mathews, G.M. 1927. Systema Avium Australasianarum. A systematic list of the birds of the Australasian region. London : British Ornithologists' Union Pt 1 iv 426 pp.; Condon, H.T. 1975. Checklist of the Birds of Australia Pt 1 Non-passerines. Melbourne : Royal Australasian Ornithologists Union xx 311 pp.; also spelt (and here regarded as incorrect subsequent spellings) according to Mathews, G.M. 1917. The Birds of Australia. London : Witherby & Co. Vol. 6 pt 2 pp. 105–216 pls 283–290 [6 Feb. 1917 Mathews, G.M. 1925. The Birds of Australia. Supplements 4 & 5. Bibliography of the Birds of Australia Pts 1 & 2. London : H.F. & G. Witherby viii 149 pp.] (160): Plyctilophus by Lesson, 1837; Pluctolophus by Nitzsch, 1840; Plyctolophys by Burmeister, 1850; Plictolophus by Le Maout & Finsch 1853; Phycloptolophus by Gerbe, 1861; and Plectolophus non Bourjot St. Hilaire, 1838 by Sundevall, 1872].
    Type species:
     Psittacus galeritus Latham, 1790 by subsequent designation, see Salvadori, T. 1880. Ornitologia della Papuasia e delle Molucche. Parte Prima. Torino : G.B. Paravia & Co. xii 573 pp. [94].
    Secondary source:
     Vigors, N.A. & Horsfield, T. 1827. A description of the Australian birds in the collection of the Linnean Society; with an attempt at arranging them according to their natural affinities. Transactions of the Linnean Society of London 15: 170-331 [Date published 17 Feb 1827: publication dated 1826]; Gray, G.R. 1840. A List of the Genera of Birds, with an indication of the typical species of each genus. London : R. & J.E. Taylor viii 80 pp. [Date published Apr 1840: published before Apr.]; Salvadori, T. 1880. Ornitologia della Papuasia e delle Molucche. Parte Prima. Torino : G.B. Paravia & Co. xii 573 pp.; Salvadori, T. 1891. Catalogue of the Birds in the British Museum. Catalogue of the Psittaci, or Parrots. London : British Museum Vol. 20 xvii 658 pp. XVIII pls.; Mathews, G.M. 1917. The Birds of Australia. London : Witherby & Co. Vol. 6 pt 2 pp. 105-216 pls 283-290. [Date published 6 Feb. 1917: Mathews, G.M. 1925. The Birds of Australia. Supplements 4 & 5. Bibliography of the Birds of Australia Pts 1 & 2. London : H.F. & G. Witherby viii 149 pp.]; Mathews, G.M. 1927. Systema Avium Australasianarum. A systematic list of the birds of the Australasian region. London : British Ornithologists' Union Pt 1 iv 426 pp.; SCON 1965. Memorandum on proposal to validate Cacatua. Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 22: 156-161 [Duncan, F.M. 1937. On the dates of publication of the Society's 'Proceedings', 1859–1926. With an appendix containing the dates of publication of 'Proceedings', 1830–1858, compiled by the late F.H. Waterhouse, and of the 'Transactions', 1833–1869, by the late Henry Peavot, originally published in P.Z.S. 1893, 1913. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 107: 71–84]; Condon, H.T. 1975. Checklist of the Birds of Australia. Part 1 Non-Passerines. Melbourne : Royal Australasian Ornithologists Union xx 311 pp..
  • Cacatus Voigt, F.S. 1831. Das Thierreich, geordnet nach seiner Organisation. Als Grundlage der Naturgeschichte der Thiere und Einleitung in die vergleichende Anatomie. Von Baron von Cuvier. Leipzig : F.A. Brockhaus Vol. 1 xlviii 975 pp. [737] [nom. nov. for Plyctolophus Vieillot, 1816, by reference in footnote of protologue; not a homonym of Cacatua Vieillot, 1817, see ICZN Art. 56(b)].
  • Plissolophus Gloger, C.W.L. 1841. Gemeinnütziges Hand- und Hilfsbuch der Naturgeschichte. Für gebildete Leser aller Stände, besonders für die reifere Jugend und ihre Lehrer. Erster Band, enthaltend die erste Hälfte der Naturgeschichte der Thiere, nebst erfahrungsmässigen Andeutungen über den gegenwärtigen Zustand und Erfolg des Unterrichts in dieser Wissenschaft, namentlich auf Gymnasien, und Vorrschlägen über fernere Einrichtung desselben im Verhaltnisse zu seinem Wirklichen Zwecke. Hefte 1–5. Breslau : A. Schulz & Comp. 400 pp. [publication date established from Thomas, O. 1895. An analysis of the mammalian generic names given in Dr. C.W.L. Gloger's 'Naturgeschichte' (1841). Annals and Magazine of Natural History 6 15: 189–193 [189]] [193] [nom. nov. for Plyctolophus Vieillot, 1816, by inference; also keyed out on p. xxxv of original publication].
  • Plictolophus Finsch, O. 1867. Die Papageien, monographisch bearbeitet. Leiden : E.J. Brill Vol. 1 x 561 pp., 1 pl. [265] [unjustified emendation of Plyctolophus Vieillot, 1816, and attributed to Vigors].
  • Camptolophus Sundevall, C.J. 1872. Methodi Naturalis Avium Disponendarum Tentamen. Stockholm : Samson & Wallin lxix 187 + 12 pp. [69] [nom. nov. for Plyctolophus Vieillot, 1816].
  • Eucacatua Mathews, G.M. 1917. The Birds of Australia. London : Witherby & Co. Vol. 6 pts 2 pp.105-516 pls 283-324. [Date published Sept. 1917: publication dated as 1916–1917] [169] [published without description, but based by reference on Psittacus galeritus Latham, 1790 and available under ICZN Art. 12(b)(5)].
    Type species:
     Psittacus galeritus Latham, 1790 by original designation.

 

Taxonomic Decision for Synonymy

  • Schodde, R. in Schodde, R. & Mason, I.J. 1997. Aves (Columbidae to Coraciidae). In, Houston, W.W.K. & Wells, A. (eds). Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Melbourne : CSIRO Publishing, Australia Vol. 37.2 xiii 440 pp. [89]

 

Distribution

States

New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia


Extra Distribution Information

New Guinea, New Britain, Moluccas, Sulawesi and Lesser Sundas west to Lombok.


Note that conversion of the original AFD map of states, drainage basins and coastal and oceanic zones to IBRA and IMCRA regions may have produced errors. The new maps will be reviewed and corrected as updates occur. The maps may not indicate the entire distribution. See further details below.
IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)
drainage basins and coastal and oceanic zones (map not available)

IBRA

NSW, NT, Qld, SA, Tas, Vic, WA: Australian Alps (AA), Arnhem Coast (ARC), Arnhem Plateau (ARP), Avon Wheatbelt (AW), Brigalow Belt North (BBN), Brigalow Belt South (BBS), Ben Lomond (BEL), Broken Hill Complex (BHC), Central Arnhem (CA), Channel Country (CHC), Central Kimberley (CK), Central Mackay Coast (CMC), Cobar Peneplain (CP), Cape York Peninsula (CYP), Daly Basin (DAB), Darwin Coastal (DAC), Desert Uplands (DEU), Dampierland (DL), Darling Riverine Plains (DRP), Einasleigh Uplands (EIU), Esperance Plains (ESP), Eyre Yorke Block (EYB), Flinders Lofty Block (FLB), Flinders (FLI), Gawler (GAW), Gulf Fall and Uplands (GFU), Geraldton Sandplains (GS), Gulf Coastal (GUC), Gulf Plains (GUP), Jarrah Forest (JF), Kanmantoo (KAN), King (KIN), Mallee (MAL), Murray Darling Depression (MDD), Mitchell Grass Downs (MGD), Mount Isa Inlier (MII), Mulga Lands (ML), Nandewar (NAN), Naracoorte Coastal Plain (NCP), New England Tablelands (NET), Northern Kimberley (NK), NSW North Coast (NNC), NSW South Western Slopes (NSS), Ord Victoria Plain (OVP), Pine Creek (PCK), Riverina (RIV), Sydney Basin (SB), South East Coastal Plain (SCP), South East Corner (SEC), South Eastern Highlands (SEH), South Eastern Queensland (SEQ), Simpson Strzelecki Dunefields (SSD), Swan Coastal Plain (SWA), Tasmanian Central Highlands (TCH), Tiwi Cobourg (TIW), Tasmanian Northern Midlands (TNM), Tasmanian Northern Slopes (TNS), Tasmanian South East (TSE), Tasmanian Southern Ranges (TSR), Tasmanian West (TWE), Victoria Bonaparte (VB), Victorian Midlands (VM), Victorian Volcanic Plain (VVP), Warren (WAR), Wet Tropics (WT), Yalgoo (YAL)

Original AFD Distribution Data

Australian Region

  • Australia
    • New South Wales: Murray-Darling basin, SE coastal
    • Northern Territory: N Gulf, N coastal
    • Queensland: Lake Eyre basin, Murray-Darling basin, N Gulf, NE coastal, NE oceanic
    • South Australia: Murray-Darling basin, S Gulfs, SE coastal
    • Tasmania
    • Victoria
    • Western Australia: N coastal, SW coastal

Distribution References

  • Adams, M., Baverstock, P.R., Saunders, D.A., Schodde, R. & Smith, G.T. 1984. Biochemical systematics of the Australian cockatoos (Psittaciformes: Cacatuinae). Australian Journal of Zoology 32: 363-377
  • Forshaw, J.M. 1978. Parrots of the World. 2nd (revised) Edn. Illustrated by W.T. Cooper. Melbourne : Lansdowne Edns 616 pp. 158 pls.
  • Peters, J.L. 1937. Check-list of Birds of the World. Cambridge : Harvard University Press Vol. 3 xiii 311 pp. (subgenus Kakatoe Cuvier, 1800 excluding K. haematuropygia (P.L.S. Müller, 1776))

History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
29-Feb-2012 29-Feb-2012 MOVED
01-Mar-2012 29-Feb-2012 MODIFIED
12-Feb-2010 (import)