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Latest IOC diary updates (4 Viewers)

Andy Adcock

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England
May 16 Completely update and revise the sequence and taxonomy of Thraupidae.

May 16 Accept synonymization of Picumnus fulvescens with Picumnus limae.

May 15 Revise subspecies of Red-tailed Black Cockatoo following Ewart et al. 2020.

May 14. Revise genus of Buff-spotted Woodpecker and Brown-eared Woodpecker from Campethera to Pardipicus.

May 14. Split Fine-banded Woodpecker (Campethera taeniolaema, including hausburgi) from Tullberg’s Woodpecker (C. tullbergi).
 
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njlarsen

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Barbados
IOC at present has 383 species of Thraupidae. The word "Completely" implies that we aren't going to recognize the family once they get through with it. Yikes.

I hope a different reading is possible: complete because they feel this time they got the order right. (as opposed to having made gradual improvements they did know were not the end of the road).

Niels
 

Mysticete

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United States
I would imagine revision of Thraupidae will focus on all the various recent SACC checklist proposals. It will be recognizable, unless of course you haven't followed anything at all dealing with there taxonomy in the last 20 years.

Hopefully they can take on the New World Sparrows next, as much of the genus level taxonomy is out of date last I checked.
 

Andy Adcock

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England
I would imagine revision of Thraupidae will focus on all the various recent SACC checklist proposals. It will be recognizable, unless of course you haven't followed anything at all dealing with there taxonomy in the last 20 years.

Hopefully they can take on the New World Sparrows next, as much of the genus level taxonomy is out of date last I checked.

I assume that some of the really widespread stuff like Blue-grey and Palm Tanager might get split?
 

Mysticete

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United States
I assume that some of the really widespread stuff like Blue-grey and Palm Tanager might get split?

I would guess the vast majority are genera level shifts, as that is where the vast majority of shifts in classification of Tanager have centered in the last few years. Most of the traditional genera recognized are paraphyletic or polyphyletic. Also moving some things in and out of different families, although I think IOC has been working on this.

I never read that brief blurb on the IOC website as meaning anything other than genera getting resorted.
 

TomDerutter

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There are no splits or lumps in the Tanagers - it's all genera changes
(and 1 english name change: Change English name from Cabanis’s Tanager to Azure-rumped Tanager following NACC.)
 

opisska

Jan Ebr
Czech Republic
There are no splits or lumps in the Tanagers - it's all genera changes
(and 1 english name change: Change English name from Cabanis’s Tanager to Azure-rumped Tanager following NACC.)

Okay then, nothing to see for me here

As far as I am concerned, they should be ordered by the RGB hex value of their average color :)

Although seeing Hemispingus no longer exist in Latin, while being the English name of a large number of Tanagers is a bit funny!
 

viator

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Singapore

opisska

Jan Ebr
Czech Republic
Pretty damn easy if you look at https://www.worldbirdnames.org/updates/proposed-splits/

or

https://www.worldbirdnames.org/updates/update-diary/

No one is forcing you to look at the taxonomy table!

Ha! First of all I had the tables mixed up. Second, they changed the split one finally! There used to be a field something like "comes after" which didn't really say much if you were not looking at the whole spreadsheet, but now there is "parent species" and that's absolutely what was needed! Now I am happy with following IOC :)

Also: wow, there is a new WP Scrub Warbler species in the works :)
 
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l_raty

laurent raty
No one is forcing you to look at the taxonomy table!
The taxonomy table would be vastly more readable if its width was not set to "119.559%"... (This makes it impossible to have the left-most and right-most columns visible simultaneously in a browser window.)
 

Mysticete

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United States
Definitely not the split into 14 new families that I heard rumoured recently, then.

The major family level changes have already been completed. Sounds like you are getting subfamilies mixed up with families, as there was a recent paper which reorganized tanagers and named ~15 different subfamilies (although I think some of these already existed).
 

Paul Clapham

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Canada
Sounds like you are getting subfamilies mixed up with families, as there was a recent paper which reorganized tanagers and named ~15 different subfamilies (although I think some of these already existed).

Yeah, probably the monger of the rumour I heard wasn't being too precise.
 

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