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I know you said they are free to use, but doesn't them appearing online first on a message boad potentially cause complications as far as priority and status?
Since they are not officially published, they have no status. Let's see it as a kind of school exercise in which we imagine which name would fit best with the species based on their characteristics. I never studied Greek in college, it's time to catch up
 
Jim wrote, "Who? The dude naturalist?"

"Gregory Mathews was an Australian millionaire who threw himself wholeheartedly into the study of Australasian birds, being especially interested in nomenclature. He indulged himself by coining hundreds of fresh generic and specific names to litter the nomenclators. Like Prince Bonaparte before him, he had scant regard for the niceties of Latin and Greek grammar or composition, and seemed to delight in coining barbaric anagrams, outrageous eponyms, obscure toponyms, and neo-Latinisms based on all manner of foreign tongues. Much of his work was not highly regarded, and the efforts of this complex man were appreciated neither by his contemporaries nor by history, although recent workers indicate that not a few of his Australasian genera, like this one [Territornis], should be resurrected for use (see Tony Howard in W. E. Davis, Jr. et al. 2018) (see zanda)."
 
With each new phylogenetic study, I try to imagine that it may be the best taxonomy to adopt based on the results. Obviously, some revisions require new genera to be established. As I'm pretty good in naturalistic and scientific (Latinized) Greek, it is extremely easy to create names based on various characteristics (morphology, behavior, natural environment). Moreover, it is often the same words that appear in the names.

E.g. in Tinamidae, it suffices to follow the same logic: Nothura, Nothocercus, Nothoprocta, and therefore, naturally, Nothoprymna.

I think we should publish a big review of passerines at the generic level, or publish a paper in which we describe several new genera through various passerine families.
 
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Pittidae
"Pitta" angolensis & reichenowi : Afropitta (african Pitta). Type: P. angolensis

Stenostiridae
"Elminia" nigromitrata, albonotata & albiventris : Atalomyias (delicate flycatcher). E. nigromitrata
 
Pittidae
"Pitta" angolensis & reichenowi : Afropitta (african Pitta). Type: P. angolensis

Stenostiridae
"Elminia" nigromitrata, albonotata & albiventris : Atalomyias (delicate flycatcher). E. nigromitrata

Some more distinctive but nameless lineages:
  • Crypturellus occidentalis, cinnamomeus & transfasciatus
  • Pternistis swierstrai
  • Pternistis camerunensis, nobilis, atrifrons, castaneicollis, ochropectus & erckelii
  • Scleroptila streptophora
  • Polyplectron malacense & schleiermacheri
  • Mesitornis unicolor*
  • Ducula zoeae
  • Centropus milo, ateralbus, chalybeus & menbeki
  • Centropus unirufus
  • Centropus chlororhynchos
  • Centropus rectunguis, steerii & melanops
  • Clamator coromandus
  • "Neotis" nuba*
  • "Neotis" heuglinii*
  • "Neotis" denhami*
  • Antigone canadensis
  • Fulica rufifrons
  • Numenius tahitiensis
  • Onychoprion aleuticus
  • Sterna forsteri & trudeaui
  • Leucocarbo magellanicus
  • Circaetus cinerascens & fasciolatus
  • Tachyspiza/"Accipiter" erythropus & minulla*
  • Tyto/Megastrix inexspectata
  • Philippine "Ninox"*
  • Glaucidium tephronotum
  • Otus ireneae & icterorhynchus
  • Otus sagittatus & rufescens
  • Otus thilohoffmanni
  • Coracias cyanogaster
  • Ramphastos toco
  • Lybius/"Tricholaema" melanocephalus & lacrymosus*
  • Cyanops/Psilopogon henricii, armillaris & pulcherrimus
  • “Anthracoceros” malayanus
  • Falco/Cerchneis zoniventris
  • Falco sparverius
  • Pyrrhura cruentata
  • Ramphotrigon megacephalum
  • Lipaugus unirufus
  • Oropezus/"Grallaria" andicolus*
  • Conopophaga melanops
  • Foulehaio/"Gymnomyza" brunneirostris & viridis*
  • Sugomel/“Lichmera” lombokia*
  • Myzomela blasii, simplex, rubrotincta, rufobrunnea, cruentata & erythrina
  • Myzomela rosenbergii & longirostris
  • Pericrocotus erythropygius & albifrons
  • Prionops alberti
  • Urocissa ornata
  • Corvus ossifragus, sinaloae, imparatus & palmarum
  • “Mayrornis” versicolor*
  • “Pomarea” fluxa, nukuhivae, iphis, whitneyi, mira & mendozae*
  • Chloropsis venusta
  • Propasser/“Carpodacus” rhodochlamys
  • “Carpodacus” synoicus & stoliczkae
  • Dacnis berlepschi
  • Habia fuscicauda, atrimaxillaris, gutturalis & cristata
  • Melophus/Emberiza affinis
  • Emberiza koslowi
  • Sporophila lineola & bouvronides
  • Saltator similis, albicollis, striatipectus, coerulescens, grandis & olivascens
  • Sheppardia aurantiithorax, lowei & montana
  • Zoothera mollissima, salimalii, griseiceps & dixoni
  • Geokichla princei, camaronensis, gurneyi, crossleyi, oberlaenderi & piaggiae
  • Mimus saturninus, triurus, dorsalis, thenca & patagonicus
  • Baeopogon/“Arizelocichla” montanus*
  • Yuhina brunneiceps & nigrimenta
  • Zosterops ceylonensis
  • Caprimulgus ruficollis
  • Eurostopodus diabolicus, papuensis & archboldi
  • Aeronautes andecolus & parvulus
Most of these are included based on divergence times though some are likely misplaced in their current 'official' position (*). Many of these (e.g. Crypturellus, Pternistis, Ducula, Centropus, Otus spp) are un-named old groups within large, heterogeneous genera that IMO would benefit from splitting.
 
Some more distinctive but nameless lineages:
  • Crypturellus occidentalis, cinnamomeus & transfasciatus
  • Pternistis swierstrai
  • Pternistis camerunensis, nobilis, atrifrons, castaneicollis, ochropectus & erckelii
  • Scleroptila streptophora
  • Polyplectron malacense & schleiermacheri
  • Mesitornis unicolor*
  • Ducula zoeae
  • Centropus milo, ateralbus, chalybeus & menbeki
  • Centropus unirufus
  • Centropus chlororhynchos
  • Centropus rectunguis, steerii & melanops
  • Clamator coromandus
  • "Neotis" nuba*
  • "Neotis" heuglinii*
  • "Neotis" denhami*
  • Antigone canadensis
  • Fulica rufifrons
  • Numenius tahitiensis
  • Onychoprion aleuticus
  • Sterna forsteri & trudeaui
  • Leucocarbo magellanicus
  • Circaetus cinerascens & fasciolatus
  • Tachyspiza/"Accipiter" erythropus & minulla*
  • Tyto/Megastrix inexspectata
  • Philippine "Ninox"*
  • Glaucidium tephronotum
  • Otus ireneae & icterorhynchus
  • Otus sagittatus & rufescens
  • Otus thilohoffmanni
  • Coracias cyanogaster
  • Ramphastos toco
  • Lybius/"Tricholaema" melanocephalus & lacrymosus*
  • Cyanops/Psilopogon henricii, armillaris & pulcherrimus
  • “Anthracoceros” malayanus
  • Falco/Cerchneis zoniventris
  • Falco sparverius
  • Pyrrhura cruentata
  • Ramphotrigon megacephalum
  • Lipaugus unirufus
  • Oropezus/"Grallaria" andicolus*
  • Conopophaga melanops
  • Foulehaio/"Gymnomyza" brunneirostris & viridis*
  • Sugomel/“Lichmera” lombokia*
  • Myzomela blasii, simplex, rubrotincta, rufobrunnea, cruentata & erythrina
  • Myzomela rosenbergii & longirostris
  • Pericrocotus erythropygius & albifrons
  • Prionops alberti
  • Urocissa ornata
  • Corvus ossifragus, sinaloae, imparatus & palmarum
  • “Mayrornis” versicolor*
  • “Pomarea” fluxa, nukuhivae, iphis, whitneyi, mira & mendozae*
  • Chloropsis venusta
  • Propasser/“Carpodacus” rhodochlamys
  • “Carpodacus” synoicus & stoliczkae
  • Dacnis berlepschi
  • Habia fuscicauda, atrimaxillaris, gutturalis & cristata
  • Melophus/Emberiza affinis
  • Emberiza koslowi
  • Sporophila lineola & bouvronides
  • Saltator similis, albicollis, striatipectus, coerulescens, grandis & olivascens
  • Sheppardia aurantiithorax, lowei & montana
  • Zoothera mollissima, salimalii, griseiceps & dixoni
  • Geokichla princei, camaronensis, gurneyi, crossleyi, oberlaenderi & piaggiae
  • Mimus saturninus, triurus, dorsalis, thenca & patagonicus
  • Baeopogon/“Arizelocichla” montanus*
  • Yuhina brunneiceps & nigrimenta
  • Zosterops ceylonensis
  • Caprimulgus ruficollis
  • Eurostopodus diabolicus, papuensis & archboldi
  • Aeronautes andecolus & parvulus
Most of these are included based on divergence times though some are likely misplaced in their current 'official' position (*). Many of these (e.g. Crypturellus, Pternistis, Ducula, Centropus, Otus spp) are un-named old groups within large, heterogeneous genera that IMO would benefit from splitting.
"Oropezus" andecolus = Andipezus

I'll think about the others later
 
Some more distinctive but nameless lineages:
  • Crypturellus occidentalis, cinnamomeus & transfasciatus
  • Pternistis swierstrai
  • Pternistis camerunensis, nobilis, atrifrons, castaneicollis, ochropectus & erckelii
  • Scleroptila streptophora
  • Polyplectron malacense & schleiermacheri
  • Mesitornis unicolor*
  • Ducula zoeae
  • Centropus milo, ateralbus, chalybeus & menbeki
  • Centropus unirufus
  • Centropus chlororhynchos
  • Centropus rectunguis, steerii & melanops
  • Clamator coromandus
  • "Neotis" nuba*
  • "Neotis" heuglinii*
  • "Neotis" denhami*
  • Antigone canadensis
  • Fulica rufifrons
  • Numenius tahitiensis
  • Onychoprion aleuticus
  • Sterna forsteri & trudeaui
  • Leucocarbo magellanicus
  • Circaetus cinerascens & fasciolatus
  • Tachyspiza/"Accipiter" erythropus & minulla*
  • Tyto/Megastrix inexspectata
  • Philippine "Ninox"*
  • Glaucidium tephronotum
  • Otus ireneae & icterorhynchus
  • Otus sagittatus & rufescens
  • Otus thilohoffmanni
  • Coracias cyanogaster
  • Ramphastos toco
  • Lybius/"Tricholaema" melanocephalus & lacrymosus*
  • Cyanops/Psilopogon henricii, armillaris & pulcherrimus
  • “Anthracoceros” malayanus
  • Falco/Cerchneis zoniventris
  • Falco sparverius
  • Pyrrhura cruentata
  • Ramphotrigon megacephalum
  • Lipaugus unirufus
  • Oropezus/"Grallaria" andicolus*
  • Conopophaga melanops
  • Foulehaio/"Gymnomyza" brunneirostris & viridis*
  • Sugomel/“Lichmera” lombokia*
  • Myzomela blasii, simplex, rubrotincta, rufobrunnea, cruentata & erythrina
  • Myzomela rosenbergii & longirostris
  • Pericrocotus erythropygius & albifrons
  • Prionops alberti
  • Urocissa ornata
  • Corvus ossifragus, sinaloae, imparatus & palmarum
  • “Mayrornis” versicolor*
  • “Pomarea” fluxa, nukuhivae, iphis, whitneyi, mira & mendozae*
  • Chloropsis venusta
  • Propasser/“Carpodacus” rhodochlamys
  • “Carpodacus” synoicus & stoliczkae
  • Dacnis berlepschi
  • Habia fuscicauda, atrimaxillaris, gutturalis & cristata
  • Melophus/Emberiza affinis
  • Emberiza koslowi
  • Sporophila lineola & bouvronides
  • Saltator similis, albicollis, striatipectus, coerulescens, grandis & olivascens
  • Sheppardia aurantiithorax, lowei & montana
  • Zoothera mollissima, salimalii, griseiceps & dixoni
  • Geokichla princei, camaronensis, gurneyi, crossleyi, oberlaenderi & piaggiae
  • Mimus saturninus, triurus, dorsalis, thenca & patagonicus
  • Baeopogon/“Arizelocichla” montanus*
  • Yuhina brunneiceps & nigrimenta
  • Zosterops ceylonensis
  • Caprimulgus ruficollis
  • Eurostopodus diabolicus, papuensis & archboldi
  • Aeronautes andecolus & parvulus
Most of these are included based on divergence times though some are likely misplaced in their current 'official' position (*). Many of these (e.g. Crypturellus, Pternistis, Ducula, Centropus, Otus spp) are un-named old groups within large, heterogeneous genera that IMO would benefit from splitting.
Mayrornis and Pomarea (+ Clytorhynchus, Neolalage, Chasiempis, Metabolus) = Monarcha.
 
Some more distinctive but nameless lineages:
  • Crypturellus occidentalis, cinnamomeus & transfasciatus
  • Pternistis swierstrai
  • Pternistis camerunensis, nobilis, atrifrons, castaneicollis, ochropectus & erckelii
  • Scleroptila streptophora
  • Polyplectron malacense & schleiermacheri
  • Mesitornis unicolor*
  • Ducula zoeae
  • Centropus milo, ateralbus, chalybeus & menbeki
  • Centropus unirufus
  • Centropus chlororhynchos
  • Centropus rectunguis, steerii & melanops
  • Clamator coromandus
  • "Neotis" nuba*
  • "Neotis" heuglinii*
  • "Neotis" denhami*
  • Antigone canadensis
  • Fulica rufifrons
  • Numenius tahitiensis
  • Onychoprion aleuticus
  • Sterna forsteri & trudeaui
  • Leucocarbo magellanicus
  • Circaetus cinerascens & fasciolatus
  • Tachyspiza/"Accipiter" erythropus & minulla*
  • Tyto/Megastrix inexspectata
  • Philippine "Ninox"*
  • Glaucidium tephronotum
  • Otus ireneae & icterorhynchus
  • Otus sagittatus & rufescens
  • Otus thilohoffmanni
  • Coracias cyanogaster
  • Ramphastos toco
  • Lybius/"Tricholaema" melanocephalus & lacrymosus*
  • Cyanops/Psilopogon henricii, armillaris & pulcherrimus
  • “Anthracoceros” malayanus
  • Falco/Cerchneis zoniventris
  • Falco sparverius
  • Pyrrhura cruentata
  • Ramphotrigon megacephalum
  • Lipaugus unirufus
  • Oropezus/"Grallaria" andicolus*
  • Conopophaga melanops
  • Foulehaio/"Gymnomyza" brunneirostris & viridis*
  • Sugomel/“Lichmera” lombokia*
  • Myzomela blasii, simplex, rubrotincta, rufobrunnea, cruentata & erythrina
  • Myzomela rosenbergii & longirostris
  • Pericrocotus erythropygius & albifrons
  • Prionops alberti
  • Urocissa ornata
  • Corvus ossifragus, sinaloae, imparatus & palmarum
  • “Mayrornis” versicolor*
  • “Pomarea” fluxa, nukuhivae, iphis, whitneyi, mira & mendozae*
  • Chloropsis venusta
  • Propasser/“Carpodacus” rhodochlamys
  • “Carpodacus” synoicus & stoliczkae
  • Dacnis berlepschi
  • Habia fuscicauda, atrimaxillaris, gutturalis & cristata
  • Melophus/Emberiza affinis
  • Emberiza koslowi
  • Sporophila lineola & bouvronides
  • Saltator similis, albicollis, striatipectus, coerulescens, grandis & olivascens
  • Sheppardia aurantiithorax, lowei & montana
  • Zoothera mollissima, salimalii, griseiceps & dixoni
  • Geokichla princei, camaronensis, gurneyi, crossleyi, oberlaenderi & piaggiae
  • Mimus saturninus, triurus, dorsalis, thenca & patagonicus
  • Baeopogon/“Arizelocichla” montanus*
  • Yuhina brunneiceps & nigrimenta
  • Zosterops ceylonensis
  • Caprimulgus ruficollis
  • Eurostopodus diabolicus, papuensis & archboldi
  • Aeronautes andecolus & parvulus
Most of these are included based on divergence times though some are likely misplaced in their current 'official' position (*). Many of these (e.g. Crypturellus, Pternistis, Ducula, Centropus, Otus spp) are un-named old groups within large, heterogeneous genera that IMO would benefit from splitting.
Philippine Ninox excluding randi, with reyi also divergent.
Centropus unirufus - closer to some Malkohas?
 

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