CASE 3630 CORCORACIDAE Mathews, 1927 (Aves) and the spelling melanorhamphos Vieillot, 1817 for the valid name of the type species of its type genus: proposed conservation of usage

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2013
Authors:Schodde, R, Boles, W, Christidis, L, Horton, P, Johnstone, R, Joseph, L, Longmore, W
Journal:Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature
Volume:70
Issue:4
Start Page:238
Pagination:238-244
Date Published:12/2013
Type of Article:Case
Keywords:Australia, Australian mudnesters, Aves, CORCORACIDAE, melanoramphos, melanorhamphos, melanorhamphus, Nomenclature, STRUTHIDEIDAE, taxonomy
Abstract:

The purpose of this application, under Articles 81.1, 81.2.3.2, 23.9.3 and
33.3.1 of the Code is to (1) conserve the family name CORCORACIDAE Mathews, 1927
for the Australian bird family known as mudnesters; and (2) conserve melanorhamphos
Vieillot, 1817 as the correct spelling of the valid name for the type species of the
type genus of CORCORACIDAE. At family or subfamily rank, CORCORACIDAE has been in
prevailing use for the mudnesters for over 50 years. Reversal of precedence for the
competing name STRUTHIDEIDAE Mathews, 1924 under Article 81.2.3.2 of the Code
will maintain stability in nomenclature. The species-group name melanorhamphos, an
incorrect subsequent spelling of Coracia melanoramphos Vieillot, 1817, has also been
in prevailing use for the type species of the type genus of CORCORACIDAE for over 50
years. Deeming melanorhamphos as the correct original spelling under Article 81.1
and in accordance with Article 33.3.1 will also maintain stability in nomenclature.

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