"Wisdom begins with putting the right name on a thing"
(Old Chinese Proverb)

Species Status Codes

AL - Accepted Lumps for species that are deemed to be conspecific and are DELETED

AS - Accepted Splits that we deem valid and ADD to Master List

DEL – Deleted from Master List or from active consideration of Proposed Splits

DIS - Changes or corrections of a species Range

ENG – Changes or corrections of English names

EXT--Extinct Taxon

NEW - a newly described taxon as opposed to a revision of prior taxonomy, splits or lumps

PHY – Change that reflects new information on the phylogenetic relationships of the taxon

PL - Proposed Lumps for species that are likely to be treated as conspecific with another taxon and that may be DELETED

PS - Proposed Splits for splits that are being reviewed

TAX - Change of scientific name, including issues of nomenclature (priority, gender etc) and revisions of genera

Taxonomic Updates

This page tracks revisions of species taxonomy and nomenclature including genera and families. Revisions of subspecies taxonomy and nomenclature are posted separately on Updates/Subspecies.

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20 Tadorna radjah Raja Shelduck Radjah radjah PHY, TAX, SEQ

Separate Rajah Shelduck from Tadorna to monotypic Radjah. Is paraphyletic in Tadorna relative to Alopochen (Worthy 2009, Gonzalez et al. 2009)

47 Anous albivittus Grey Noddy Anous albivitta TAX Correct spelling of species epithet. Invariable.
123 Sugomel nigrum Black Honeyeater Sugomel niger TAX Treat Sugomel as masculine. (Christidis & Boles 2008, Schodde in litt. See also LeCroy 2011. Contra Higgins et al 2008, Dickinson & Christidis 2014)
174 Pseudalethe Red-throated, Brown-chested, White-chested and Thyolo Alethes Chamaetylas TAX Replace Pseudalethe Beresford, 2003 with Chamaetylas Heine, 1860 which has priority.
184 Passer rutilans
Russet Sparrow Passer cinnamomeus TAX Passer cinnamomeus has priority over P. rutilans. Mlíkovský 2011b.
197 Microligea palustris (Incertae sedis 2) Green-tailed Warbler (Family Uncertain) Hispaniolan Tanagers (Phaenicophilidae) PHY, TAX, SEQ Move Microligea from Family Uncertain/Incertae sedis 2 to new family Phaenicophilidae including Phaenicophilus and Xenoligea  (Barker et al. 2013, 2015; NACC 2017-B-6) ENG
198 Xenoligea montana (Incertae sedis 2) White-winged Warbler  (Family Uncertain) Hispaniolan Tanagers (Phaenicophilidae) PHY, TAX, SEQ Move Xenoligea from Family Uncertain/Incertae sedis 2 to new family Phaenicophilidae (together with Phaenicophilus and Microligea  (Barker et al. 2013, 2015; NACC 2017-B-6) ENG
198 Zeledonia coronata (Incertae sedis 2) Wrenthrush (Family Uncertain) Wrenthrush (Zeledoniidae) PHY, TAX, SEQ Move Wrenthrush from Family Uncertain/Incertae sedis 2 to new monotypic family Zeledoniidae that follows Spindalidae (Barker et al. 2013,2015; NACC 2017-B-6)
198 Teretistris spp (Incertae sedis 2) Yellow-headed and Oriente Warblers (Family Uncertain) Cuban Warblers [Teretistridae] PHY, TAX, SEQ Move Cuban Warblers  from Family Uncertain/Incertae sedis 2  to a new  family Teretistridae which follows Zeledonidae (Barker et al. 2013, 2015; NACC 2017-B-6).
198 Icteria virens (Incertae sedis 2) Yellow-breasted Chat (Family Uncertain) Yellow-breasted Chat (Icteriidae) PHY, TAX, SEQ Move Yellow-breasted Chat from Family Uncertain/ Incertae sedis 2  to a new monotypic family Icteriidae which follows Teretistridae  (Barker et al. 2013, 2015; NACC 2017-B-6). Note spelling of Icteriidae with double “i”, versus Icteridae (Orioles, oropendolas etc)
 199  Sturnella militaris Red-breasted Blackbird/Meadowlark Leistes militaris  PHY, TAX Neotropical ‘meadowlarks’ are separated from Sturnella to Leistes (Powell et al. 2014, H&M4, NACC 2017-B-5). Adjust species group names to masculine gender.
199 Sturnella superciliaris White-browed Blackbird/Meadowlark Leistes superciliaris PHY, TAX
199 Sturnella bellicosa Peruvian Meadowlark Leistes bellicosus PHY, TAX
199 Sturnella loyca Long-tailed Meadowlark Leistes loyca PHY, TAX
199 Sturnella defilippii Pampas Meadowlark Leistes defilippii PHY, TAX
200 Coereba flaveola (Coerebidae) Bananaquit (Bananaquit) Tanagers & Allies (Thraupidae) PHY, TAX, SEQ Historical taxonomy unsettled prior to separation as a monotypic family Coerebidae (AOU 1988).  Genetic data position Bananaquit (Coereba) as sister to Tiaris grassquits (Thraupidae) (Burns et al. 2002, 2003; also H&M4, NACC, SACC, HBW)
201 Passerella et al (Emberizidae) Buntings, New World Sparrows and Allies New World   Sparrows  (Passerellidae) PHY, TAX, Separate New World Sparrows from Old World Buntings into new family Passerellidae  incl. Passerella, Melospiza, Zonotrichia, Junco, Passerculus, Ammodramus, Xenospiza, Spizelloides, Spizella, Pooecetes, Chondestes, Amphispiza, Rhynchospiza, Peucaea, Aimophila, Torreornis, Oriturus, Pipilo, Melozone, Arremonops, Arremon, Pezopetes, Atlapetes, Pselliophorus & Chlorospingus  (Barker et al. 2013, 2015; NACC 2017-B-6).
202 Porphyrospiza caerulescens (Emberizidae) Blue Finch (New World Sparrows) Thraupidae (Tanagers & Allies) PHY, TAX, SEQ Move Porphyrospiza from Emberizidae (Passerellidae) to Thraupidae. Relationships historically uncertain. Genetics align Blue Finch with Sierra Finches (Phrygilus) (Klicka et al 2007, SACC)
203 Gubernatrix cristata (Emberizidae) Yellow Cardinal (New World Sparrows) Thraupidae (Tanagers & Allies) PHY, TAX, SEQ Yellow Cardinal was traditionally included in Emberizidae, but genetic data place it with tanagers (Thraupidae) next to Paroaria (Campagna et al. 2011, SACC)
203 Mitrospingus cassinii and M. oleagineus  (Thraupidae) Dusky-faced and Olive-backed Tanagers (Tanagers and Allies) Mitrospingid Tanagers (Mitrospingidae) PHY, TAX, SEQ Move Mitrospingus from Thraupidae to new family Mitrospingidae  which includes Olive-green Tanager (Orthogonys) and Red-billed Pied Tanager (Lamprospiza). Family follows Parulidae (Barker et al. 2013, NACC 2017-B-6) ENG
203 Orthogonys chloricterus (Thraupidae) Olive-green Tanager (Tanagers and Allies) Mitrospingid Tanagers (Mitrospingidae) PHY, TAX, SEQ Move Orthogonys from Thraupidae to new family Mitrospingidae  (Barker et al. 2013, 2015; NACC 2017-B-6) ENG
203 Lamprospiza melanoleuca (Thraupidae) Red-billed Pied Tanager (Tanager and Allies) Mitrospingid Tanagers (Mitrospingidae) PHY, TAX, SEQ Move Lamprospiza from Thraupidae to new family Mitrospingidae (Barker et al. 2013, 2015; NACC 2017-B-6) ENG
207 Oreothraupis arremonops (Thraupidae) Tanager Finch (Tanager and Allies) Passerellidae (New World Sparrows) PHY, TAX, SEQ Uncertain relationships of Tanager Finch  included  Cardinalidae and then Thraupidae. Genetic data place it in Passerellidae as sister to Chlorospingus (Barker et al 2013, 2015; also H&M4, HBW. SACC needs proposal.
210 Rhodinocichla rosea (Thraupidae) Rosy Thrush-tanager  (Tanagers and Allies) Thrush-tanager (Rhodinocichlidae) PHY, TAX, SEQ Move Rosy Thrush-tanager from Thraupidae to a new  monotypic family Rhodinocichlidae, which follows Calcariidae (Barker et al. 2013, 2015; NACC 2017-B-6). ENG = lower case ‘tanager’
210 Calyptophilus spp (Thraupidae) Chat-tanagers (Tanagers and Allies) Chat-tanagers (Calyptophilidae) PHY, TAX, SEQ Move Chat-tanagers from Thraupidae to new family Calyptophilidae, which follows Passerellidae (Barker et al. 2013, 2015; NACC 2017-B-6).
210 Phaenicophilus spp (Thraupidae) Black-crowned and Grey-crowned Tanagers  (Tanagers and Allies) Hispaniolan Tanagers (Phaenicophilidae) PHY, TAX, SEQ Move Hispaniolan Tanagers from Thraupidae to a new family Phaenicophilidae, which follows Calyptophilidae and  which includes Microligea and Xenoligea (Barker et al. 2013, 2015; NACC 2017-B-6).
210 Nesospingus speculiferus (Thraupidae) Puerto Rican Tanager  (Tanagers and Allies) Puerto Rican Tanager (Nesospingidae) PHY, TAX, SEQ Move Puerto Rican Tanager from Thraupidae to new monotypic family Nesospingidae, which follows Phaenicophilidae  (Barker et al. 2013, 2015; NACC 2017-B-6).
210 Spindalis spp (Thraupidae) Spindalis species (Tanagers and Allies) Spindalises (Spindalidae) PHY, TAX, SEQ Move Spindalises from Thraupidae to new monotypic family Spindalidae, which follows Nesospingidae (Barker et al. 2013, 2015; NACC 2017-B-6).
210 Chlorospingus flavovirens (Emberizidae/Passerellidae) Yellow-green Bush Tanager (New World Sparrows) Yellow-green Tanager Bangsia flavovirens (Tanagers and Allies) PHY, TAX, SEQ, ENG Previously classified as a Chlorospingus bush tanager in Emberizidae/Passerellidae, genetic data define the renamed Yellow-green Tanager  to be sister to the Blue-and-gold Tanager Bangsia arcaei and related species in the family Thraupidae (Klicka et al. 2014, Avenda et al. 2016). Change English name to Yellow-green Tanager (HBW)

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13 Dromaiidae Emus Casuariidae PHY, TAX Christidis & Boles 2008, H&M4, align w consensus
20 Anas formosa Baikal Teal Sibirionetta formosa PHY, TAX, SEQ Gonzalez et al. (2009), H&M4, NACC 2017-B-10
20 Anas spp. [discors, cyanoptera, smithii, platalea, rhynchotis, clypeata, querquedula, versicolor, hottentota, puna] Shovelers & teals Spatula spp. [querquedula, hottentota, puna, versicolor, platalea, cyanoptera, discors, smithii, rhynchotis, clypeata] PHY, TAX, SEQ Gonzalez et al. (2009), H&M4, NACC 2017-B-10
20 Anas spp [strepera,  falcata, sibilatrix, penelope, americana,  marecula] Wigeons Mareca spp [strepera, falcata, penelope, sibilatrix, americana, marecula] PHY, TAX, SEQ Gonzalez et al. (2009), H&M4, NACC 2017-B-10
44 Scolopacidae Sandpipers Scolopacidae revised) PHY, SEQ

Family Scolopacidae resequenced to follow Gibson and Baker (2012), NACC 2017-A-12

47 Procelsterna cerulea Blue Noddy Anous ceruleus PHY, TAX Merge Procelsterna into Anous (Cibois et al. 2016)
47 Procelsterna albivitta Grey Noddy Anous albivittus PHY, TAX Merge Procelsterna into Anous (Cibois et al. 2016)
94 Sapayo aenigma (Eurylaimidae) Sapayoa Sapayoa aenigma (Sapayoidae) PHY, TAX, SEQ Sapayoa is the ancient, basal New World branch of the Old World Eurylaimides (Selvatti et al. 2017)
160  Micromacronus spp  Miniature babblers Move from Timaliidae to Cisticolidae PHY, TAX, SEQ  Oliveros et al. 2012
163  Malia grata Malia Move from Pycnonotidae to Locustellidae PHY, TAX, SEQ  Oliveros et al. 2012
163  Arcanatoridae Dapple-throat allies Modulatricidae TAX  Modulatricidae has priority (BLI)
184  Plocepasser spp Sparrow-Weavers Move from Passeridae to Ploceidae  PHY, TAX, SEQ  Move genus from Passeridae to Ploceidae (De Silva et al. 2017)
184  Histurgops Rufous-tailed Weaver Move from Passeridae to Ploceidae  PHY, TAX, SEQ  Move genus from Passeridae to Ploceidae (De Silva et al. 2017)
184  Pseudonigrita Social Weavers Move from Passeridae to Ploceidae  PHY, TAX, SEQ  Move genus from Passeridae to Ploceidae (De Silva et al. 2017)
184  Philetairus  Sociable Weaver Move from Passeridae to Ploceidae  PHY, TAX, SEQ  Move genus from Passeridae to Ploceidae (De Silva et al. 2017)

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40 Gruidae Cranes Revise genera including recognition of Leucogeranus and Antigone.
PHY, TAX, SEQ

Krajewski et al. 2010, H&M4

44 Aphriza virgata Surfbird Calidris virgata PHY, TAX, SEQ

Surfbird is moved from monotypic Aphriza to Calidris, after Red Knot (Gibson & Baker 2012, Banks 2012)

45 Philomachus pugnax Ruff Calidris pugnax  PHY, TAX, SEQ Ruff is moved from monotypic Philomachus to Calidris, after Surfbird (Gibson & Baker 2012, Banks 2012)
45 Limicola falcinellus Broad-billed Sandpiper Calidris falcinellus PHY, TAX, SEQ

Broad-billed Sandpiper is moved from monotypic Limicola to Calidris, after Ruff.(Gibson & Baker 2012, Banks 2012).

45 Eurynorhynchus pygmea Spoon-billed Sandpiper Calidris pygmea PHY, TAX, SEQ

Spoon-billed Sandpiper is moved from monotypic Eurynorhynchus to Calidris (Gibson & Baker 2012, Banks 2012

45 Tryngites subruficollis Buff-breasted Sandpiper Calidris subruficollis

Buff-breasted Sandpiper is moved from monotypic Tryngites to Calidris (Gibson & Baker 2012, Banks 2012)

108 Terenura callinota Rufous-rumped Antwren

Euchrepomis callinota

PHY, TAX Bravo et al. 2012, SACC 557
108 Terenura humeralis Chestnut-shouldered Antwren

Euchrepomis humeralis

PHY, TAX Bravo et al. 2012, SACC 557
108 Terenura sharpei Yellow-rumped Antwren

Euchrepomis sharpei

PHY, TAX Bravo et al. 2012, SACC 557
108 Terenura spodioptila Ash-winged Antwren

Euchrepomis spodioptila

PHY, TAX Bravo et al. 2012, SACC 557
152 Iole virescens Olive Bulbul  Iole viridescens TAX

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152 Iole olivacea Buff-vented Bulbul Iole crypta TAX H&M4
161 Trochalopteron cachinnans Black-chinned Laughingthrush Montecincla cachinnans TAX Reassign from Trochalopteron to genus novum Montecincla. Robin et al 2017.
161 Trochalopteron fairbanki Kerala Laughingthrush Montecincla fairbanki TAX Reassign from Trochalopteron to genus novum Montecincla. Robin et al 2017.
174 Myiomela major Nilgiri Blue Robin Sholicola major TAX Reassign from Myiomela to genus novum Sholicola. Robin et al 2017.
174 Myiomela albiventris White-bellied Blue Robin Sholicola albiventris TAX Reassign from Myiomela to genus novum Sholicola. Robin et al 2017.

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 64 Tyto delicatula Eastern Barn Owl Tyto javanica PHY, TAX Revise subspecies limits. Requires scientific name change. Aliabadian, et al 2016. Revisit English Name?
103 Pyrocephalus rubinus Vermilion Flycatcher Pyrocephalus obscurus PHY, TAX Follows recognition of Scarlet Flycatcher which assumes species epithet rubinus.
175 Larvivora ruficeps Rufous-headed Robin Resequence to follow L. sibilans PHY L. ruficeps is sister to L. sibilans. Zhao et al 2017

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128 Cracticus quoyi Black Butcherbird Melloria quoyi PHY, TAX Kearns et al. 2013, H&M4
158 Sylvia subcaerulea Chestnut-vented Warbler Sylvia subcoerulea TAX Correct original spelling. Dickinson & Christidis, 2014.
163 Cholornis paradoxa Three-toed Parrotbill Cholornis paradoxus TAX Species group epithet requires gender agreement. Dickinson & Christidis, 2014.
168 Salpornis spilonotus Indian Spotted Creeper Salpornis spilonota TAX Species group epithet is invariable. Dickinson & Christidis, 2014.
169 Saroglossa spiloptera Spot-winged Starling Saroglossa spilopterus TAX Species epithet is invariable. Dickinson & Christidis, 2014.
176 Luscinia phoenicuroides White-bellied Redstart Luscinia phaenicuroides TAX Dickinson & Christidis, 2014
178 Monticola cinclorhynchus Blue-capped Rock Thrush Monticola cinclorhyncha TAX Species epithet is invariable. Dickinson & Christidis, 2014.
178 Muscicapa ruficauda Rusty-tailed Flycatcher Ficedula ruficauda
PHY, TAX Rusty-tailed Flycatcher is reassigned from Muscicapa to Ficedula based on phylogenetic studies. Voelker, et al 2016, Hooper et al 2016.
211 Saltator spp (Cardinalidae) Saltators Transfer to Thraupidae PHY, TAX SACC 704 (from incertae sedis)
 211 Saltator rufiventris Rufous-bellied Saltator (Rufous-bellied Mountain Tanager) Pseudosaltator rufiventris PHY, TAX Saltator rufiventris is  related to Dubusia rather than to species of Saltator. New genus described to reflect new relationship. (Klicka et al. 2007, Burns, et al, 2016, SACC 427)

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19 Branta, Anser True Geese Resquence PHY, SEQ Ottenburghs et al. 2016
 19 Chen spp Snow Goose, Ross’s Goose, Emperor Goose Anser spp. PHY, TAX Ottenburghs et al. 2016
19 Chen canagica Emperor Goose Anser canagicus TAX Requires change in gender agreement with transfer to Anser from Chen.
25 Pelecanoides spp Diving Petrels Move genus to Procellariidae PHY, TAX Move diving petrels from Pelecanoididae to Procellariidae, provisionally following genus Puffinus (Christidis & Boles 2008, Cracraft 2013, Prum et al. 2015)
26 Threskiornis moluccus Australian White Ibis Threskiornis molucca TAX Species epithet treated as a noun in apposition, thus invariable. Schodde & Bock, 2016.
39 Porphyrio martinicus Purple Gallinule Porphyrio martinica TAX Species epithet treated as a noun in apposition, thus invariable.  Schodde & Bock, 2016.
94 Xenicus lyalli
Lyall’s (Stephens Island) Wren Traversia lyalli TAX Lyall’s Wren is basal to the other members of Acanthisittidae. Mitchell et al. 2016, Gill et al. 2010.
96 Pipridae Manakins Revise sequence of genera PHY, SEQ Tello et al. 2009, McKay et al. 2010, Ohlson et al. 2013, SACC 591 B2
96 Dixiphia pipra White-crowned Manakin Pseudopipra pipra TAX Kirwan et al. 2016
96 Dixiphia cornuta Scarlet-horned Manakin Ceratopipra cornuta TAX SACC 591 B2
96 Dixiphia mentalis Red-capped Manakin Ceratopipra mentalis TAX SACC 591 B2
96 Dixiphia chloromeros Round-tailed Manakin Ceratopipra chloromeros TAX SACC 591 B2
96 Dixiphia erythrocephala Golden-headed Manakin Ceratopipra erythrocephala TAX SACC 591 B2
96 Dixiphia rubrocapilla Red-headed Manakin Ceratopipra rubrocapilla TAX SACC 591 B2
96 Xenopipo holochlora Green Manakin Cryptopipo holochlora TAX Ohlson et al. 2013, SACC 591 B2
96 Xenopipo unicolor Jet Manakin Chloropipo unicolor TAX SACC 591 B2
96 Xenopipo flavicapilla Yellow-headed Manakin Chloropipo flavicapilla TAX SACC 591 B2
 182 Leptocoma sericea Black Sunbird Leptocoma aspasia TAX LeCroy 2010, Dickinson et al. 2015, Beehler & Pratt 2016.
204 Ramphocelus bresilius Brazilian Tanager Ramphocelus bresilia TAX Species epithet treated as a noun in apposition, thus invariable.  Schodde & Bock, 2016.

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28 Egretta intermedia Intermediate Egret Ardea intermedia TAX

Move Intermediate Egret from Egretta to Ardea (Sheldon et al. 2000, Zhou et al. 2014)

89 Picidae (Dendropicini)

Dendrocopos, Picoides, Dendropicos, Veniliornis

 

Pied woodpeckers Revise generic classification with  6 new  ones (Yungipicus, Dendrocoptes, Leiopicus, Chloropicus, Dryobates, Leuconotopicus) and move Sapheopipo to Dendrocopos) PHY, TAX

Fuchs & Pons. 2015

114 Synallaxis whitneyi Bahia Spinetail  Synallaxis cinerea  TAX Synallaxis whitneyi Pacheco & Gonzaga is a junior subjective synonym of Synallaxis cinerea Wied (SACC 692)
164 Zosterops ugiensis Grey-throated White-eye Zosterops rendovae TAX  The use of Z. rendovae Tristram, 1882 rather than Z. ugiensis (Ramsay, EP, 1882) follows Mees, 1955, 1961 and van Balen 2008 (HBW 13). Z. rendovae Tristram, January 1882 is a nomen novum for Zosterops olivaceus (Ramsay, 1881), which is preoccupied, and so rendovae, olivaceus and ugiensis Ramsay, published after January 1882 are all based on the same type specimen. (R. Schodde, in litt).

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 39 Gallinula angulata Lesser Moorhen Paragallinula angulata   TAX García-R et al 2014, Sangster et al. 2015
 39 Gallinula melanops Spot-flanked Gallinule Porphyriops melanops   TAX SACC 651, Sangster et al. 2015
 57 Mascarinus mascarin Mascarene Parrot Mascarinus mascarinus TAX Change species epithet from mascarin to mascarinus to conform with treatment of similarly configured species epithets described in Linnaeus 1771.
 99 Suiriri islerorum Chapada Flycatcher Suiriri affinis  TAX Nomenclatural change required after examination of type series of affinis showed that it is actually referable to Chapada Flycatcher. S. islerorum Zimmer et al 2001, becomes a junior synonym. Kirwan et al, 2014.  SACC 671.
 211 Spiza americana Dickcissel   PHY, SEQ Resequence Spiza as sister to blue cardinals (Cyanocompsa) (Klicka et al. 2000, 2007, Bryson et al. 2014, SACC)
 211 Parkerthraustes humeralis Yellow-shouldered Grosbeak PHY, SEQ Yellow-shouldered Grosbeak is a tanager (Klicka et al. 2007); resequence to end of Thraupidae (SACC 512)

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24 Puffinus pacificus Wedge-tailed Shearwater Ardenna pacifica  PHY, TAX The genus Puffinus is polyphyletic; separate pacifica, bulleri, grisea, tenuirostris, creatopus, carneipes and gravis to Ardenna (Penhallurick & Wink 2004, Christidis & Boles 2008, H&M4, SACC)
24 Puffinus bulleri Buller’s Shearwater Ardenna bulleri  PHY, TAX
24 Puffinus griseus Sooty Shearwater Ardenna grisea  PHY, TAX
24 Puffinus tenuirostris Short-tailed Shearwater Ardenna tenuirostris  PHY, TAX
24 Puffinus creatopus Pink-footed Shearwater Ardenna creatopus  PHY, TAX
24 Puffinus carneipes Flesh-footed Shearwater Ardenna carneipes  PHY, TAX
24 Puffinus gravis Great Shearwater Ardenna gravis  PHY, TAX
 91 Dryocopus galeatus Helmeted Woodpecker Celeus galeatus  PHY, TAX Benz et al.. 2015, Lammertink et al. 2015
141 Petroica multicolor Pacific Robin Petroica pusilla TAX Species epithet pusilla has priority with split of Norfolk Robin (P. multicolor)
194 Leucosticte sillemi Sillem’s Mountain Finch Carpodacus sillemi PHY, TAX Sangster et al. 2016

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37 Canirallus sp  African Wood Rails Move from Rallidae to Sarothruridae PHY, TAX

Canirallus rails are sister to flufftails (Sarothrura) (Garcia et al 2014)

50 Ectopistes migratorius Passenger Pigeon Resequence genus to follow Zentrygon PHY, SEQ

Johnson & Weckstein 2011, Banks et al 2013

50 Zenaida spp Doves Resequence genus to follow Zentrygon /Ectopistes PHY, SEQ

Johnson & Weckstein 2011, Banks et al 2013

51 Geotrygon veraguensis Olive-backed Quail-Dove Leptotrygon veraguensis PHY, TAX

Leptotrygon is a new genus  for veraguensis which is more closely related to Leptotila than to Geotrygon (Banks et al 2013).

51 Geotrygon spp (8) Quail-Doves Zentrygon  (carrikeri, costaricenis, lawrencii, albifacies, frenata, linearis, chiriquensis, goldmani) PHY, TAX, SEQ

Zentrygon is a new genus  for the clade of quail-doves that are related to Zenaida doves (Johnson & Weckstein 2011, Banks et al, 2013).

51 Gallicolumba spp (12) Ground Doves Alopecoenas  spp PHY, TAX

Gallicolumba is biphyletic, with a Philippine radiation and a Pacific radiation related to Leucosarcia, Geopelia and the Australian bronze pigeons; restore Alopecoenas for members of the Pacific radiation (Jønsson et al 2011, Moyle et al 2013). Genus is masculine, adjust gender of subgeneric taxa to agree.

54 Psittaciformes Parrots Revise classification and sequence of genera PHY, TAX

Joseph et al 2012, H&M4

58 Psittacidae Parrots Separate Old World Parrots to Family Psittaculidae PHY, TAX

Joseph et al 2012, H&M 4

 56 Psephotus spp (4) Mulga Parrots  Psephotellus spp (4) PHY, TAX

Separate Mulga Parrot and allies from Psephotus to Psephotellus (Joseph et a 2012)

55 Chalcopsitta cardinalis Cardinal Lory  Pseudeos cardinalis PHY, TAX

Cardinal Lory is sister to Dusky Lory; move to Pseudeos from Chalcopsitta (Schweitzer et al 2015)

91 Dryocopus schulzi Black-bodied Woodpecker Dryocopus schulzii TAX

Usually given as schulzi and dated to 1883, but species epithet with “ii” ending was previously published in 1882 by Cabanis. Zoonomen.

113 Sylviorthorhynchus desmursii Des Murs’s Wiretail Sylviorthorhynchus desmurii TAX

Correct original spelling. Zoonomen. Dickinson & Christidies, 2014.

133 Hylophilus sclateri Tepui Greenlet Vireo sclateri PHY, TAX

Slager et al 2014, SACC 655; also change English name to Tepui Vireo

165 Madanga ruficollis Madanga Move from Zosteropidae to Motacillidae. PHY, SEQ

Madanga is a pipit (Anthus), not a white-eye! (Alström et al 2015)

171 Buphagus erythrorhynchus Red-billed Oxpecker Buphagus erythrorynchus TAX

Conventionally spelled erythrorhynchus, but erythrorynchus is the correct original spelling. Zoonomen.

195 Vestiaria coccinea Iiwi Drepanis coccinea PHY, TAX

NACC 2015-B-3c

195 Manucerthia mana Hawaii Creeper Loxops mana TAX

NACC 2015-B-3b

201 Spizella arborea American Tree Sparrow Spizelloides arborea PHY, TAX

NACC 2015-A-6

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86 Megalaima spp Asian Barbet spp Psilopogon spp PHY, TAX

Genus Psilopogon takes precedence over Megalaima and must be used given that Fire-tufted Barbet is imbedded in the latter as sister to Great Barbet (Moyle et al 2004, H&M4). Genus Psilopogon is masculine, requires change of gender ending for many taxa.

124 Gerygone cinerea Ashy Gerygone Acanthiza cinerea PHY, TAX

Ashy Gerygone is a member of the genus Acanthiza and sister to Yellow Thornbill A. nana (Nyári & Joseph 2012). Change English name to Grey Thornbill (Pratt & Beehler 2015).

134  Chelidorhynx hypoxantha Yellow-bellied Fantail Chelidorhynx hypoxanthus TAX Correct gender ending. David et al, 2009b.
193 Spinus sp.   TAX Correct gender ending of eight affected species to masculine. Overlooked when Spinus was split from Carduelis.

IOC Version 5.1 (Jan 15, 2015)

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 25 Hydrobatidae Storm Petrels Hydrobatidae [Northern Storm Petrels]; Oceanitidae [Austral Storm Petrels]  PHY, SEQ The Oceanitidae and  Hydrobatidae are not sister taxa (Nunn & Stanley 1998; Penhallurick & Wink 2004, Hackett et al. 2008). Resequence to Oceanitidae, Diomedeidae, Hydrobatidae, Procellariidae.
75 Damophila julie Violet-bellied Hummingbird Juliamyia julie TAX Damophila is preoccupied in Lepidoptera.
178 Muscicapa latirostris Asian Brown Flycatcher Muscicapa dauurica TAX Correct the correction. See Dickinson et al 2014
189 Lemuresthes nana
Madagascan Mannikin Lepidopygia nana TAX Formerly placed in Lemuresthes Wolters, 1949, but Lepidopygia Reichenbach, 1862 is available. Dickinson & Christidis, 2014.
199 Ptiloxena atroviolaceus Cuban Blackbird Ptiloxena atroviolacea TAX Genus is treated as feminine. Dickinson & Christidis, 2014.

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