Case 3640 Touit G.R. Gray, 1855 and Prosopeia Bonaparte, 1854 (Aves, PSITTACIDAE): proposed conservation of usage

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2013
Authors:Schodde, R, Bock, WJ, Watling, D, Pacheco, JFernando
Journal:Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature
Volume:70
Issue:4
Start Page:245
Pagination:245-248
Date Published:12/2013
Type of Article:Case
Keywords:Aves, Central America, Fiji, Nomenclature, parrotlets, Prosopeia, Pyrrhulopsis, shining parrots, South America, taxonomy, Touit
Abstract:

The purpose of this application, under Articles 78.1, 80.2.2 and 81.2.2 of the
Code, is to conserve current usage of the well-established genus-group name Touit
G.R. Gray, 1855 for a genus of South American parrotlets by suppression of the
earlier but little-used, taxonomically ambiguous name Pyrrhulopsis Reichenbach,
1850. This course of action would also help to confirm the validity of the widely used
genus-group name Prosopeia Bonaparte, 1854 for the Fijian shining parrots which
has also been replaced by Pyrrhulopsis at times owing to differing interpretations of
its meaning.

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