Relationship of Veniliornis Cassini Chocoensis and V. Cassini Caquetanus with V. Affinis

Red-stained Woodpecker (Veniliornis affinis) Science Article 1


In reviewing species of the genus Veniliornis for a forthcoming book on the world’s woodpeckers I was able to reevaluate the status of Veniliornis chocoensis Todd (1919, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington3 2: 116; chocoensis is treated universally as a race of V. cassini) and of V. cassinic aquetanus Meyer de Schauensee (1949, Caldasia 5: 640). Available for examinationw ere: three specimens of chocoensis including a male paratype (Carnegie Mus. 66522) from Potedo, Choco, Colombia; a male (Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia 157856) from Bella Vista, Cauca, Colombia; and a male (see Norton et al. 1972, Auk 89: 891) from Esmeraldas, northwesternE cuador (Mus. Comp. Zool. 298406); and two specimenso f caquetanus, the male type (ANSP 152658) from Morelia, Caqueta, Colombia; and a topotypical male (AMNH 116145) very closely resembling the type.

DAVID L. PEARS & MAnu ; A. P ;Enc, The Auk: Vol. 91, No. 3

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