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
Start Page:245
Date Published:12/2013
Type of Article:Case
Keywords:Aves, Central America, Fiji, Nomenclature, parrotlets, Prosopeia, Pyrrhulopsis, shining parrots, South America, taxonomy, Touit

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has also been replaced by Pyrrhulopsis at times owing to differing interpretations of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.

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