Taxonomic recommendations for Western Palaearctic birds: 10th report

George Sangster*, J. Martin Collinson, Pierre-Andre Crochet, Guy M. Kirwan, Alan G. Knox, David T. Parkin, Stephen C. Votier

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This paper is the 10th report of the TaxonomicSub-Committee of the BOU Records Committee. Species-level decisions are based on criteria out-lined by Helbig et al. (2002). The ninth report of the Sub-Committee was published by Sangsteret al. (2013).
Recommendations in this report fall into five categories: (1) recognition of higher taxa not recognized by Voous (Paroidea); (2) changes in generic allocation (Melanocorypha leucoptera,Calandrella rufescens); (3) changes in the taxonomic sequence of species (Alaudidae,Prunella); (4) changes in species limits ( Struthiocamelus, Thalassarche cauta, Poecile lu gubris, Phyl-loscopus tenellipes, Sylvia cantillans, Oenanthe lu-gens, Passer italiae); and (5) changes in nomenclature (Sylvia cantillans molt onii).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)193-200
Number of pages8
Issue number1
Early online date21 Nov 2014
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2015


  • warbler sylvia-cantillans
  • white-capped albatrosses
  • oenanthe-lugens complex
  • ostrich struthio-camelus
  • musciccapidae saxicolinae
  • molecular phylogeny
  • Mediterranean Basin
  • hybrid speciation
  • mitochondrial-DNA
  • scientific name


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