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Animals Named for Richard Archbold (1907-1976): An Annotated List

by Mark A. Deyrup and Fred E. Lohrer, March 2007

Foreword. Like many scientific patrons before him, Richard Archbold’s legacy lives on enshrined within the scientific nomenclature of numerous species [5 mosses, 39 flowering plants, 30 invertebrates, and 10 vertebrates] bearing his name as accolade for his support of science and scientists. Six bird species from the early expeditions to New Guinea and Madagascar are named in his honor. Included among these is the last bowerbird species to be discovered, the rare Archbold’s bowerbird, Archboldia papuensis, which is one of only 16 birds that create and decorate bowers to woo their females. But, even after Archbold’s death in 1976, his legacy of support for science still inspires recognition. In recent years at the Station, Mark Deyrup and Harold Robinson named the long-legged fly Asyndetus archboldi and Mark Deyrup and Stefan Cover named the dacetine ant Smithistruma archboldi, and Warren Abrahamson and George Melika described two new species of cynipid gall wasps, Eumayriella archboldi and Neuroterus archboldi, as additions to the long, and still growing, list of Archbold namesakes. — Hilary M. Swain

Introduction. This list of animals named for Richard Archbold includes 3 genera: Archboldargia, 2 New Guinea damselflies; Archboldia, one New Guinea bowerbird; and Archboldomys, one Philippine shrew rat, and totals 40 species; one water flea, 3 spiders, 26 insects, one fish, one frog, 7 birds, and one mammal. Of the 30 invertebrates, all but 9 were collected in Florida, including 16 collected at or adjacent to Archbold Biological Station, with one collected by Richard Archbold and 6 by Archbold Biological Station entomologist Mark Deyrup. Nine invertebrates were collected in New Guinea with 8 on the 3rd Archbold Expedition to New Guinea (1938-39); a damselfly, 2 dragonflies, a moth, and 4 beetles; and one beetle on the 2nd Archbold Expedition to New Guinea (1936-37). All 10 vertebrates were collected in the Old-world tropics: Madagascar, one bird; Sulawesi, one bird; Philippine Islands, one mammal; and in New Guinea; one fish, one frog, and 5 birds.

Acknowledgments. We are grateful to three Archbold Biological Station volunteers for their valuable help with this project. Nancy Deyrup assembled the collection of insect drawings for scanning. Beverly and Mike Mazzeo scanned the insect drawings and vertebrate images and processed the digital files. Janet Hinshaw, Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan, kindly provided a copy of a scarce article.

List of Species (alphabetical order within each class)

Invertebrates (by Mark A. Deyrup and Fred E. Lohrer) This list is virtually complete for North American arthropods, but it is possible we have overlooked some New Guinea species because we do not have access to all the pertinent literature.

Crustaceans; Branchiopoda (n=1)

Ephemeroporus archboldi Frey (Cladocera: Chydoridae). A Florida water flea.--Frey, D.G. 1982. Relocation of Chydorus barroisi and related species (Cladocera: Chydoridae) to a new genus and description of two new species. Hydrobiologia 86:231-269.--The type series (F1423) of this water flea was collected at Lake Annie, Archbold Biological Station, on 17-18 July 1960 by David G. Frey. This species is "Named after Richard Archbold, founder and benefactor of the Archbold Biological Station near Lake Placid, FL." This is "the largest and most distinctive species known to date in the genus Ephemeroporus." "For a long time, this species was known only from Lake Annie in Highlands Co., FL, but in 1979 it was also discovered in Campground Pond, Leon Co., FL." In addition to the type series, specimens were collected from Lake Annie on 19 June 1964, 23 Jan. 1970, 3 Dec. 1972, and 20, 27 March 1979. See also; What are the Cladocera?

Spiders (n=3) click on images for larger images.

Admestina archboldi Piel (Araneae: Salticidae).

A Florida jumping spider.--Piel, W.H. 1991. The Nearctic jumping spiders of the genus Admestina (Araneae: Salticidae). Psyche 98:265-282.--The type specimen of this spider was collected at Archbold Biological Station on 26 March 1989 by William H. Piel. "This species is named after the founder of the Archbold Biological Station where the holotype was collected." See also; Salticidae: Diagnostic Drawings Libraryand another image of this spider (Gainesville, Florida).

Geolycosa xera archboldi McCrone (Araneae: Lycosidae).

McCrones’s Burrowing Wolf Spider, a central Florida endemic.--McCrone, J.D. 1963. Taxonomic status and evolutionary history of the Geolycosa pikei complex in the southeastern United States (Araneae, Lycosidae). Am. Midl. Nat. 70:47-73.--The type specimen of this spider was collected at the intersection of State Road 70 and State Road 17 (now called Old State Road 8), Highlands Co., Florida, on 25 October 1957 by H. K. Wallace.

Tekellina archboldi Levi (Araneae: Theridiidae). A southern Florida theridiid spider.--Levi, H.W. 1957. The North American spider genus Paratheridula, Tekellina, Pholcomma and Archerius (Araneae: Theridiidae). Trans. Am. Microsc. Soc. 76:105-115.--The type specimen of this spider was collected in Kendall, Dade Co., Florida, on 19 February 1951 by A. M. Nadler.

Insects (n=26)

Alaus archboldi Zwaluwenburg (Coleoptera: Elateridae). A New Guinea click beetle.--Zwaluwenburg, R.H. 1963. Some Elateridae from the Papuan region (Coleoptera). Nova Guinea 16:303-346.-The type specimen of this beetle was collected on the 3rd Archbold New Guinea Expedition (1938-39) to Netherlands New Guinea (also Irian Jaya or Papua-since 2000), at Rattan Camp, 1200 m, on a ridge sloping into the Araucauria River, on February-March 1939 by Lambertus J. Toxopeus. This camp was between Mt. Wilhelmina and the Idenburg River.

Asyndetus archboldi Robinson and Deyrup (Diptera: Dolichopodidae).

A central Florida long-legged fly.--Robinson, H. and M. Deyrup. 1997. Two new species of Ansyndetus Loew, and notes on the identity of A. interruptus Loew (Diptera: Dolichopodidae). Proc. Entomol. Soc. Wash. 99:477-482.--The type specimen of this fly was collected at Archbold Biological Station on 26 April 1996 by Mark A. Deyrup.

Archboldargia Lieftinck (Odonata: Coenagrionidae).

A genus (2 spp.) of New Guinea damselflies.--Lieftinck, M.A. 1949. The dragonflies (Odonata) of New Guinea and neighboring islands. Part VII. Results of the third Archbold Expedition 1938-1939 and of the Le Roux Expedition 1939 to Netherlands New Guinea (II. Zygoptera). Nova Guinea 5: 1-271.--"The name I have chosen for this interesting genus, it will be observed, is an allusion to that of Mr. RICHARD ARCHBOLD, the leader of the American-Dutch expedition to the Snow Mountains of New Guinea." The species illustrated here, A. mirifica, was collected on the Le Roux Expedition (1939) in central West New Guinea, at Enarotali, on the eastern shore of Lake Paniai, 1800 m, on 27 September 1939 by H. Boschma. Lake Paniai is 300 km from Lake Habbema (a major focus of the 3rd Archbold Expedition) in the Snow Mountains. The other species in this genus, gloriosa, was collected on the 3rd Archbold New Guinea Expedition (1938-39) at the "Top Camp" (2100 m) of the Bernhard Camp, on the north face of the Snow Mountains ("Idenberg Slopes"), Netherlands New Guinea (also Irian Jaya or Papua-since 2000), on 29 January 1939 by Lambertus J. Toxopeus.

Atrichopogon archboldi Wirth (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae). A Florida sand fly.--Wirth, W.W. 1994. The subgenus Atrichopogon (Lophomyidium) with a revision of the Nearctic species (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae). Insecta Mundi 8:17-36.--The type specimen of this fly was collected at Maitland, Lake Hope, Orange Co., Florida, on 5 August 1988 by Willis W. Wirth. "This species is named in honor of Richard Archbold, founder of the Archbold Biological Station. The Station has been my host for several periods of productive ceratopogonid research."

Barichneumon archboldi Heinrich (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonida e).

Florida ichneumonid wasp.--Heinrich, G.H. 1977. Ichneumoninae of Florida and neighboring states. Arthropods of Florida 9:1-350.

Bassettia archboldi Melika and Abrahamson (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae). A central Florida gall wasp.--Melika, G. and W. G. Abrahamson. 2007. Review of the Nearctic gall-wasp species of the genus Bassettia Ashmead, 1887, with description of new species (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae: Cynipini). Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 53:131-148. pdf link --The type specimen of this gall wasp was collected at Archbold Biological Station on 10 November 1995 by George Melika. "Named in honor of Mr. Richard Archbold, founder of the Archbold Biological Station."

Chauliognathus archboldi Wittmer (Coleoptera: Cantharidae). A New Guinea soldier beetle.--Wittmer, W. 1955. Results of the Archbold Expeditions. Ergebnisse der Neu Guinea Expedition 1938-39: Coleoptera: Cantharidae und Malachiidae. 16. Beitrag zur kenntnis der Indo-malayischen Malacodermata. Nova Guinea 6:57-86.--The type specimen of this beetle was collected on the 3rd Archbold New Guinea Expedition (1938-39) to Netherlands New Guinea (also Irian Jaya or Papua-since 2000), at Sigi River Camp, 1500 m, in February 1939, by Lambertus J. Toxopeus. This camp was between Mt. Wilhelmina and the Idenburg River.

Chrysis archboldi Kimsey (Hymenoptera: Chrysididae).

A Florida cuckoo wasp.--Bohart, R.M. and L.S. Kimsey. 1982. A synopsis of the Chrysididae in America north of Mexico. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 33:1-266.--The type specimen of this wasp was collected at Austin Carey Memorial Forest, Alachua Co., Florida, on 24-25 April 1975 by G. B. Fairchild.

Dasymutilla archboldi Schmidt and Mickel (Hymenoptera: Mutillidae).

A central Florida velvet ant.--Schmidt, J.O. and E. Mickel. 1979. A new species of Dasymutilla from Florida (Hymenoptera: Mutillidae). Proc. Entomol. Soc. Wash. 81:576-579.--A description of a female. The type specimen of the female of this velvet ant was collected at Archbold Biological Station on 24-25 March 1978 by J. O. Schmidt and A. Hook. "We are proud to name this species in honor of Richard Archbold who pioneered in natural history exploration and who established the biological station where the type was collected." See also; Manley, D.D. 1983. Description of apparent males of Dasymutilla archboldi from Florida (Hymenoptera: Mutillidae). J. Ga. Entomol. Soc. 19:228-229.

Dineutus (Merodineutus) archboldianus Ochs (Coleoptera, Gyrinidae). A New Guinea whirligig beetle.--Ochs, G. 1955. Results of the Archbold Expeditions. Die gyriniden-fauna von Neuguinea nach dem derzeitigen stand unserer kenntnisse (Coleoptera, Gyrinidae). Nova Guinea 6:87-154.--The type specimen of this beetle was collected on the 3rd Archbold New Guinea Expedition (1938-39) to Netherlands New Guinea (also Irian Jaya or Papua-since 2000), at the Lower Mist Camp, 1600 m, on the mountain ridge southwest of Bernhard Camp along the Idenberg River, on 15 January 1939 by Lambertus J. Toxopeus.

Enaphalodes archboldi Lingafelter and Chemsak (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae)

A central Florida longhorned beetle.--Lingafelter, S.W. and J.A. Chemsak. 2002. A new species of Enaphalodes Haldeman from Florida (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) with review of genus, synonymy, and key to species. Coleopterists Bull. 56:569-581.--The type specimen of this beetle was collected at Archbold Biological Station on 17 September 1976 by William Rosenberg. "This species name is a Latin genitive patronym in honor of Mr. Richard Archbold, deceased, an enthusiastic naturalist and philanthropist who established the Archbold Biological Station and thus preserved many endemic species."

Eumayriella archboldi Melika and Abrahamson (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae).A central Florida gall wasp.--Melika, G. and W.G. Abrahamson. 1997. Synonymy of two genera (Eumayria and Trisoleniella) of cynipid gall wasps and description of a new genus, Eumayriella (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae). Proc. Entomol. Soc. Wash. 99:666-675.--The type specimen of this gall wasp was collected at Archbold Biological Station on 4 January 1988 by Mark A. Deyrup. "The species is named in honor of Richard Archbold, founder of the Archbold Biological Station."

Formica archboldi Smith (Hymenoptera: Formicidae).

A Florida ant.--Smith, M.R. 1944. Additional ants recorded from Florida with a descriptions of two new species. Fla. Entomol. 27:14-17. <pdf link>--The type specimen of F. pallidefulva archboldi was collected at Archbold Biological Station on 7 October 1943 by T.C. Schneirla, American Museum of Natural History. "This subspecies is named in honor of Richard Archbold, the owner of the Archbold Biological Station, who not only encouraged Dr. Schneirla in a study of the ants of the station but who showed a special interest in the habits of this particular ant." Creighton (1950, The ants of North America, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., Vol. 104) elevated this subspecies to a full species. See also; specimen photos.

Heteromastix archboldi. Wittmer (Coleoptera: Cantharidae). A New Guinea soldier beetle.--Wittmer, W. 1955. Results of the Archbold Expeditions. Ergebnisse der Neu Guinea Expedition 1938-39: Coleoptera: Cantharidae und Malachiidae. 16. Beitrag zur kenntnis der Indo-malayischen Malacodermata. Nova Guinea 6:57-86.--The type specimen of this beetle was collected on the 3rd Archbold New Guinea Expedition (1938-39) to Netherlands New Guinea (also Irian Jaya or Papua-since 2000), at at Balim River Camp, at the extreme southern end of the Balim Valley, 1600 m, on 16 December 1938 by Lambertus J. Toxopeus.

Lanthanusa richardi Lieftinck (Odonata: Libellulidae). A New Guinea dragonfly.--Lieftinck, M.A. 1942. The dragonflies (Odonata) of New Guinea and neighbouring islands. Part VI. Results of the Third Archbold Expedition 1938-’39 ... (I. Anisoptera). Treubia 18:441-608.--The type specimen of this dragonfly was collected on the 3rd Archbold New Guinea Expedition (1938-39), at Mist Camp (1800 m) of the Bernhard Camp, on the north face of the Snow Mountains ("Idenberg Slopes"), Netherlands New Guinea (also Irian Jaya or Papua-since 2000), on 14 January 1939 by Lambertus J. Toxopeus. "With this species I have associated the name of Richard Archbold, the leader of the Archbold Expedition."

Liriomyza archboldi Frost (Diptera: Agromyzidae). A central Florida leaf miner.--Frost, S.W. 1962.Liriomyza archboldi, a new species (Dipt.: Agromyzidae). Entomol. News 73:51-53.--The type specimen of this leaf miner was collected at Archbold Biological Station on 9 November (1961) by Stuart W. Frost.

Minilimosina archboldi Marshall (Diptera: Sphaeroceridae). A sphaerocerid fly.--Marshall, S.A. 1985. A revision of the New World species of Minilimosina Rohacek (Diptera: Sphaeroceridae). Proc. Entomol. Soc. Ontario 116:1-60.--The type specimen of this sphaerocerid fly was collected at Archbold Biological Station on 23 April 1967 by B. V. Peterson.

Neotridactylus archboldi Deyrup and Eisner (Orthoptera: Tridactylidae).

A central Florida pygmy mole cricket.--Deyrup, M and T. Eisner. 1996. Description and natural history of a new pygmy mole cricket from relict xeric uplands of Florida (Orthoptera: Tridactylidae). Mem. Entomol. Soc. Wash. 17:59-67.--The type specimen of this mole cricket was collected at Archbold Biological Station on 16 June 1994 by Mark A. Deyrup. "This paper is dedicated to Karl V. Krombein, and the species is named for the Archbold Biological Station, where Karl conducted, and continues to conduct, so many splendid studies on the natural history of Florida Hymenoptera. The species is also named for Richard Archbold, who worked with Karl on the trap nest project from 1957 to 1961."

Neuroterus archboldi Melika and Abrahamson (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae). A central Florida gall wasp.--Melika, G. and W.G. Abrahamson. 1997. Descriptions of four new species of cynipid gall wasps of the genus Neuroterus Hartog (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae) with redescriptions of some known species from the eastern United States. Proc. Entomol. Soc. Wash. 99:560-573.--The type specimen of this gall wasp was collected at Archbold Biological Station on 28 March 1995 by G. Melika and W. G. Abrahamson. "Named in honor of Mr. Richard Archbold, founder of the Archbold Biological Station."

Photomorphus archboldi Manley and Deyrup (Hymenoptera: Mutillidae).

A central Florida mutillid wasp.--Manley, D.G. and M.A. Deyrup. 1987. A new species of Photomorphus (Hymenoptera: Mutillidae) from Florida. J. Entomol. Sci. 22:57-60.--The type specimen of this wasp was collected at Archbold Biological Station on 28-30 April 1984 by Mark A. Deyrup. "We name this species in honor of Richard Archbold, naturalist, who established the biological station on which this type was collected."

Pyramica [Smithistruma] archboldi Deyrup and Cover (Hymenoptera: Formicidae).

A northern Florida ant.--Deyrup, M. and S. Cover. 1998. Two new species of Smithistruma Brown (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from Florida. Proc. Entomol. Soc. Wash. 100:214-221.--The type specimen of this ant was collected at Alexander Springs Creek, Ocala National Forest, Lake Co., Florida, on 3 September 1995 by Mark A. Deyrup. "This species is names for Richard Archbold, who founded the Archbold Biological Station, which has supported a survey of Florida ants for the past decade." See also; specimen photos.

Selonodon archboldi Galley (Coleoptera: Cebrionidae).

A central Florida beetle.--Galley, K.E.M. 1999. Revision of the genus Selonodon Latreille (Coleoptera: Cebrionidae). Occ. Pap. Fla. State Collection Arthropods 10:1-49.--The type specimen of this beetle was collected at Archbold Biological Station on 2 June 1986 by Mark A. Deyrup.

Telamona archboldi Froeschner (Homoptera: Membracidae).

A central Florida treehopper.--Froeschner, R.C. 1968. Telamona archboldi, a new treehopper from Florida. Proc. Entomol. Soc. Wash. 70:154-155.--The type specimen of this leafhopper was collected at Archbold Biological Station on 23-31 March 1964 by R. W. Hodges. "The species name is derived from the surname of Mr. Richard Archbold in recognition of his interest in and aid for science, not only through the establishment of this biological station, but also for his generous cooperation in various other scientific ventures."

Thrincophora archboldi Diakonoff (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) A New Guinea moth.--Diakonoff, A. 1952. Microlepidoptera of New Guinea. Results of the third Archbold Expedition. Part I. Verhandelingen der Konklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen, afd. Natururkunde 49:1-168.--The type specimen of this moth was collected on the 3rd Archbold Expedition to New Guinea (1938-39), 5 km northeast of Lake Habbema, 2800 m, Snow Mountains, Netherlands New Guinea (also Irian Jaya or Papua-since 2000), on 25 October 1938, by Lambertus J. Toxopeus. "This large and distinct species is dedicated to the leader of the expedition, Mr. RICHARD ARCHBOLD."

Tripoxylon tridentatum archboldi Krombein (Hymenoptera: Larridae).

A central Florida larrid wasp.--Krombein, K.V. 1959. Three new wasps from Florida and taxonomic notes on allied forms (Hymenoptera, Aculeata). Proc. Entomol. Soc. Wash. 61:145-153.--The type specimen of this wasp was reared from a nest collected at Archbold Biological Station on 31 January 1958 by Richard Archbold. "Named for Mr. Richard Archbold in recognition of his courtesy in making available the facilities of the Archbold Biological Station during several all-too-brief visits in 1953, 1954 and 1956, and of his continued interest manifested by sending me periodically the wooden trap nests from which this and many other species of wasps and bees have emerged. The information obtained from such nests has increased substantially our knowledge of the life history, prey preferences, and nesting habits of these insects."

Tylocerus archboldianus Wittmer (Coleoptera: Cantharidae). A New Guinea soldier beetle.--Wittmer, W. 1955. Results of the Archbold Expeditions. Ergebnisse der Neu Guinea Expedition 1938-39: Coleoptera: Cantharidae und Malachiidae. 16. Beitrag zur kenntnis der Indo-malayischen Malacodermata. Nova Guinea 6:57-86.--The type specimen of this beetle was collected on the 2nd Archbold New Guinea Expedition (1936-37) along the Fly River, 5 miles below Palmer River, on 14-22 May 1936 by Geoffrey H. H. Tate.

Vertebrates (by Fred E. Lohrer).

Fishes (n=1)

Rhombatractus archboldi Nichols and Raven (Atheriniformes: Melanotaeniidae).

A New Guinea rainbowfish.--Nichols, J.T. and H.C. Raven. 1934. Two new fresh-water fishes (Percesoces) from New Guinea. Amer. Mus. Novitates 755:1-4.<link> -- The type specimen of this rainbowfish was collected on the 1st Archbold New Guinea Expedition (1933-34) in southern New Guinea at Wuroi, on the Orimo River, during January-February 1934 by Richard Archbold, Leonard J. Brass, and Austin L. Rand. The current scientific name of this species is Melanotaenia goldiei Macleay 1883.

Amphibians (n=1)

Austrochaperina archboldi Zweifel (Anura: Microhylidae). A New Guinea narrowmouthed frog.-- Zweifel, R.G. 2000. Partition of the Australopapuan microhylid frog genus Sphenophryne with descriptions of new species. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 253:1-130. <link> --The type series of this frog was collected on the 6th Archbold New Guinea Expedition (1959) in the eastern highlands of New Guinea, at Arau, Kratke Mountains, 1400 m, Eastern Highlands Province, New Guinea, on 14-24 October 1959 by Hobart M. Van Deusen. "The species is known only from the type locality." "The patronymic honors Richard Archbold, sponsor and early leader of a series of seven expeditions to New Guinea (1933-1964) that contributed immeasurably to knowledge of the biota of that island. Profitable mining of the collections for material of value to systematic biology will doubtless continue for decades."  See also; Amphibian Species of the World and search taxon=archboldi.

Birds (n=7)

The English names for birds follow Gill and Wright 2006 (Gill, F. and M. Wright. 2006. Birds of the World: Recommended English names. Princeton Univ. Press).

Accipiter nanus [archboldi] Stresemann (Falconiformes: Accipitridae). Dwarf Sparrowhawk.-- Stresemann, E. 1932. Ornithol. Monatsber. 40: (p. 113).--See Mayr, E. and G.W. Cottrell, 1979, Check-list of birds of the world, Volume I, Second edition, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, p. 339. This species occurs on the island of Sulawesi.

Aegotheles [albertisi] archboldi Rand (Caprimulgiformes: Aegothelidae). Archbold’s Owlet-Nightjar.-- Rand, A.L. 1941. Results of the Archbold Expeditions. No. 32. New and interesting birds from New Guinea. Amer. Mus. Novitates 1102:1-15. -- The type specimen of this owlet-nightjar was collected on the 3rd Archbold New Guinea Expedition (1938-39) at an elevation of 2800 m, 9 km NE of Lake Habbema, Snow Mountains, Netherlands New Guinea (also Irian Jaya or Papua-since 2000) on 28 October 1938 by Richard Archbold, Austin L. Rand, and W. B. Richardson. This species is "known from the north slope of Mt. Wilhelmina, between 2200 and 3600 meter altitude." Like several other owlet-nightjars, this species occurs in a rufous and brown morph and with some individuals in an intermediate color. Formerly treated as a race of A. albertisi, this bird is apparently a sibling species, replacing albertisi at higher elevations (del Hoyo, j., et al., editors. 1999. Handbook of birds of the world. Volume 5. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona).

Archboldia [papuensis] papuensis Rand (Passeriformes: Ptilonorynchidae). Archbold's Bowerbird.--Rand, A.L. 1940.

Results of the Archbold Expeditions. No. 25. New birds from the 1938-1939 expedition. Amer. Mus. Novitates 1072:1-14. <link> -- The type specimen of this bowerbird was collected on the 3rd Archbold New Guinea Expedition (1938-39) along the Bele River at an elevation of 2200 m, 18 km N of Lake Habbema, Snow Mountains, Netherlands New Guinea (also Irian Jaya or Papua-since 2000) on 3 December 1938 by Richard Archbold, Austin L. Rand, and W. B. Richardson. The genus was named for Richard Archbold. This species was "known only from the area between Mt. Wilhelmina and the Idenburg River between 2100 and 2800 meters." Later, Mayr and Gilliard described a new subspecies of this bowerbird, A. p. sanfordi, from the southwest slopes of Mount Hagen (Papua New Guinea), at 2590 m, and about 400 km east of the type locality (Mayr, E. and E.T. Gilliard. 1950. A new bowerbird (Archboldia) from Mount Hagen, New Guinea. Amer. Mus. Novitates 1473:1-3. <link> This subspecies is distinguished from A. p. papuensis by the golden crest of the adult male. This subspecies was named for Dr. Leonard C. Sanford, who sponsored the Mount Hagen Expedition, and who, decades earlier, invited Richard Archbold's father, John F. Archbold, to sponsor the American component of the French-Anglo-American Expedition to Madagascar (1929-31), Richard Archbold's first biological expedition (see Newtonia archboldi below). A painting of A. p. sanfordi by George Miksch Sutton appeared as Plate 13 in Mayr, E. and E.T. Gilliard. 1954. Birds of central New Guinea. Bull. Amer. Mus. Nat. Hist. 103(4):315-374. <link> See also; a recent photo of Archbold’s Bowerbird, and Gilliard, E.T. 1959. The courtship behavior of Sanford's bowerbird (Archboldia sanfordi).Amer. Mus. Novitates 1935:1-18. <link>

Dacelo [Sauromarptis] tyro archboldi Rand (Coraciiformes: Alcedinidae). Spangled Kookaburra.--Rand, A.L. 1938. Results of the Archbold Expeditions. No. 19. On some non-passerine New Guinea birds. Amer. Mus. Novitates 990:1-15. The type specimen of this kingfisher was collected on the 2nd Archbold New Guinea Expedition (1936-37) on 20 January 1937 at Tarara on the Wassi Kussa River, south New Guinea (now Papua New Guinea) by Richard Archbold, Austin L. Rand, and Geoffrey H.H. Tate. "This is the first authentic record of this Aru Island [the easternmost of the Moluccas, eastern Indonesia, in the Arafura Sea] species for New Guinea. Known only from the area between the Moorhead and Wassi Kussa rivers in south New Guinea. This kingfisher was a common species in the savannah .... and was not seen in the forest."

Eurostopodus [Lyncornois] archboldi Mayr and Rand (Caprimulgiformes: Caprimulgidae). Cloud-forest Nightjar.--Mayr, E. and A.L. Rand. 1935. Results of the Archbold Expeditions. No. 6. Twenty-four apparently undescribed birds from New Guinea and the D'Entrecastleaux Archipelago. Amer. Mus. Novitates 814:1-17. <link> -- The type specimen of this nightjar was collected on the 1st Archbold New Guinea Expedition (1933-34) on the west slope of Mt. Tafa at 2400 m, in southeastern Papua New Guinea, on 23 September 1933 by Richard Archbold and Austin L. Rand. The painting of this bird, by George Miksch Sutton, was published, as Plate 1, in Mayr, E. and A.L. Rand. 1937. Results of the Archbold Expeditions. No. 14. The birds of the 1933-1934 Papuan Expedition. Bull. Amer. Mus. Nat. Hist. 73:1-248. <link>

Newtonia archboldi Delacour and Berlioz (Passeriformes: Vangidae). Archbold’s Newtonia.--Delacour, J. and J. Berlioz. 1931. Description d'oiseaux nouveaux de Madagascar. Oiseau [L’Oiseau et la Revue Francaise d’Ornithologie] 1:1-2.--The type specimen of this newtonia was collected on the French-Anglo-American Expedition to Madagascar (1929-31), Richard Archbold's first biological expedition, in southern Madagascar, at Tabity, west of Vondroz, on 13 November 1929 [collector not mentioned]. "Nomme en l'honneur de. M[onsieur]. R. Archbold, membre de la mission." See also; a recent photo.

Petroica archboldi Rand (Passeriformes: Petroicidae). Snow Mountains Robin.--Rand, A.L. 1940. Results of the Archbold Expeditions. No. 25. New birds from the 1938-1939 expedition. Amer. Mus. Novitates 1072:1-14. <link> -- The type specimen of this Australasian robin was collected on the 3rd Archbold New Guinea Expedition (1938-39) at Mt. Wilhelmina, 4100 m, Snow Mountains, Netherlands New Guinea (also Irian Jaya or Papua-since 2000) on 18 September 1938 by Richard Archbold, Austin L. Rand, and W. B. Richardson. This species is "known only from above 4000 m on Mt. Wilhelmina, .... the lower edge of its altitudinal range is thus higher than of any other New Guinea bird."

Mammals(n=1)

Archboldomys luzonensis Musser (Rodentia: Muridae). Mount Isarog Shrew Rat.--Musser, G.G. 1982.

Results of the Archbold Expeditions. No. 110. Crunomys and the small-bodied shrew rats native to the Philippine Islands and Sulawesi (Celebes). Bull. Amer. Mus. Nat. Hist. 174:1-95. <link> -- The type specimen of this shrew rat was collected at Mt. Isarog, 6560 feet, southeastern Luzon Island, Camarines Sur Province, Philippine Islands, on 24 April 1961 by D. S. Rabor. The genus was named for "The late Mr. Richard Archbold. His interest in adventure and natural history stimulated him to share his resources for expeditions to the Far East and research in museums, usually associated with the New Guinea Area. Richard Archbold, through the auspices of Archbold Expeditions, never imposed geographic limits or a particular focus on his associates. Naming a Philippine endemic after him points up the past breadth of his patronage and commitment to indifferent inquiry of whatever and wherever" (page 31). "This rodent is a member of the Philippine Old Endemics most closely related to Cruonomys, but the relationship of the monophyletic group formed by Archboldomys and Crunomys is presently unresolvable" (Wilson, D. E. and D. M. Reeder, editors. 1993. Mammal species of the world, second edition. Smithsonian Institution Press). See also; Mammalian Fauna of the Philippine Islands, Field Museum of Natural History.