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Cactornis abingdoni - type specimen

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Genus: Cactornis
Species: abingdoni
Author: P. L. Sclater and Salvin
Year: 1870
Order or Suborder: Geospizinae
Reference: Proc. zool. Soc. Lond., 1870 : 326, fig. 5.
Type: Syntype
Description: Adult Male.
Registration No.: 1885.12.14.561.
Location: Abingdon Island, Galapagos Archipelago, (Dec. 1868, on label).
Collector: Collected by A. Habel. Salvin-Godman Collection.
Notes: Listed as the type by Sharpe, Cat. Bds. Brit. Mus., 12 (1888) : 20. The second SYNTYPE is also in the collection.