Several interesting points arise regarding this name. The details are well provided by Murray
Bruce (in litt. 2006.08.14).
I can fill you in on this one. Salomonsen in Peters XII: 203 also cited a paper by Hindwood,
1950, Emu 49:207 [= 205-208]. Hindwood's article was on the attempted 'multiple christening'
of this pardalote.
Apparently, Ramsay had written a description of the new bird on 10 December, to be called
Pardalotus chrysoprymna, but changed to P. leadbeateri before he sent it to ZSL for
publication in PZS. It was read to the society but by then he was aware of McCoy's description so
he withdrew his paper.
McCoy had learnt of Ramsay's planned description so he rushed his into the Melbourne newspaper
(McCoy was at the museum in Melbourne, while Ramsay was his counterpart in Sydney) while also
sending it for publication in England. Interestingly, Hindwood's article has much detail, mostly
from Ramsay's papers, but he does not seem to have actually seen the newspaper article or he would
have provided more details of it.
I have a copy. He is listed as M'Coy and his short article is entitled "On a new Victorian species
of Diamond Bird". As his focus was all about beating Ramsay, the description of broadbenti
was not part of this bit of skulduggery.
The newspaper is called 'The Australasian' and if Hindwood had seen it he could have added the
detail that it is vol. 1, no. 39, p. 1221. Of greater significance is the fact that the name was
spelled 'xanthopyge', not xanthopygus, as in Ann. Mag. NH.
I think there is a partial facsimile elsewhere in Emu because the adjacent column on the same page
is an article featuring the original description of Casuarius Johnsonii by F. Mueller [note
'ii' as Mueller was a botanist and well versed in Latin, of course]. This was featured in a paper
on the early history of the cassowary in Australia but I don't recall where it is without digging
around but that can wait at the moment. There also was a facsimile in this article of the earlier
description in a newspaper by Wall, who named it australis.