Object detail

This bird specimen is a syntype for the species "Parotia lawesii helenae". A syntype is a specimen in a series or collection of specimens upon wich the description and name of a new species is based, where there is no designated holotype.

This bird is found primarily on Papua New Guinea and is part of the bird-of-paradise family. It is known as Lawe's Parotia, and this is reflected in its species name.
Taxonomic classification
Parotia lawesii helenae
Common name
Lawes's Parotia
Classification type status
Natural Science/Zoology
Accession date
16 May 1983
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Original datasets and images provided by Queensland Museum, http://www.qm.qld.gov.au/ and licensed for re-use under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia (CC BY) license. Please note, this record has been adapted for use by Vernon Systems and may not accurately reflect the original record or the collection item it documents.


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