Dorey = Manokwari, Vogelkop Peninsula, New Guinea.
Sometimes referred to as X. chrysotis, but this name preoccupied. Taxonomy poorly understood, and up to 14 races sometimes recognized; validity of those listed below requires confirmation. Form philemon synonymized with meyerii by some authors#R. Recent morphological evaluation suggests four groups of races, perhaps representing four distinct species: W “flaviventer group”, N “meyerii group”, S “filiger group”, and E single-taxon “spilogaster group”; true position of filiger, however, is unclear#R. Situation complicated by races intergrading where they meet, and several proposed races appear to be from intergradation zones: rubiensis (Rubi, at head of Geelvink Bay) probably an intergrade between nominate and saturatior; giulianettii (Avera, on Aroa R, in SE New Guinea) is between saturatior and visi; and kumusii (Kumusi R, on N coast of SE New Guinea) considered an intergrade between visi and madaraszi. Proposed race tararae (S Trans-Fly) included in saturatior, and austera (Misool) within nominate. Race meyerii misspelt in HBW (original description checked). Nine subspecies tentatively recognized.
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