The types of eight megapode taxa in the collection of the Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle in Paris are reviewed critically. A lectotype is designated for Megapodius freycinet Gaimard, 1823. Specimen No. C.G. 2000-3291 of Megapodius rubripes Temminck, 1826 cannot be considered as belonging to the type series of this taxon.
Aves, Megapodiidae, spécimens-types, Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle.