Specific names of nine Australian birds (Aves): proposed conservation

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2008
Authors:W. J. Bock, Schodde R.
Journal:Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature
Start Page:35
Date Published:03/2008
Type of Article:Case
Keywords:Anthochaera chrysoptera, Australia, eastern whipbird, Geopelia placida, Geopelia tranquilla, Gerygone olivacea, Grallina cyanoleuca, Leucosarcia melanoleuca, Lichenostomus melanops, little wattlebird, magpielark, Manorina melanocephala, noisy miner, Nomenclature, olive-backed oriole, Oriolus sagittatus, peaceful dove, Psophodes olivaceus, taxonomy, white-throated gerygone, wonga pigeon, yellow-tufted honeyeater

The purpose of this application, under Articles 24.2 and 81.2.3 of the Code, is to conserve the usage of nine specific names of Australian birds. The names, chosen as senior by First Revisers, were later replaced almost a hundred years ago by simultaneously published names on grounds of page precedence. The names chosen by page precedence, all of common and often popular Australian birds, have been in prevailing use ever since and are in universal use today. This application seeks to validate these names for reasons of nomenclatural stability.

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Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith