440 pages, 248 x 176 mm
CSIRO PUBLISHING / Australian Biological Resources Study (ABRS)
This is the first of four proposed volumes that will catalogue the birds of Australia. It contains a wealth of detail about the complex nomenclature and includes informative qualifications and taxonomic decisions. The Catalogue also documents type localities, distribution, ecology and bibliographic references.
The authoritative work, compiled by world experts, is the culmination of many years of research and will be much in demand as the directory to the status of knowledge on the Australian fauna.
14 families, 12 subfamilies, 10 tribes
130 living indigenous and established feral species
over 200 genus available names
over 700 species available names
nomina nuda, incertae sedis and taxa confirmanda
alternative taxonomic arrangements
many new taxonomic and nomenclatural decisions
synonymies, with authorities
detailed qualifications of the status of names
location and status of type material
new type designations
summaries of distribution and ecology
extensive literature citation
A useful reference text for ornithologists, taxonomists, zoogeographers, fauna survey and management authorities, ecologists, environmental consultants and veterinary authorities.
". . . this series is bound to be the authoritative reference for avian taxonomy in Australia for many years." Ostrich 68 (1), 1997
"Anyone wanting to learn about the characters and biology of Australian birds will find the Catalogue an invaluable starting point." Australian Bird Watcher