Accepted by P. Rasmussen: 23 Mar. 2016; published: 4 May 2016
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Zootaxa 4107 (4): 599
Replacement names for Chapinia and Ripleyia
(Aves: Passeriformes: Muscicapidae)
, RAURI C. K. BOWIE
& KEVIN W. CONWAY
Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences and Biodiversity Research and Teaching Collections, Texas A&M University, College
Station, TX 77843, USA
Museum of Vertebrate Zoology and Department of Integrative Biology, 3101 Valley Life Science Building, University of California,
Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
Corresponding author: E-mail: email@example.com
Earlier this year, two of us (GV & RB) introduced the genus-group names Chapinia and Ripleyia (in Voelker et al. 2016)
for two species of African flycatchers allied to Muscicapa. We recently became aware that both of these genus-group
names are preoccupied within Animalia (Chapinia by Chapinia Ewing, 1927 [Insecta: Phthiraptera] and Ripleyia by
Ripleyia Cossman, 1920 [Mollusca]), rendering them junior homonyms. Following Article 60 of the International Code
of Zoological Nomenclature (ICZN 1999) we herein provide replacement names for the two generic names introduced in
Voelker et al. (2016).
Chapinornis, new replacement name
Type species: Fraseria cinerascens Hartlaub, 1857
Etymology: A combination of the surname Chapin and the Greek ὄρνις (Ornis), a bird, and a common suffix for
bird genera. This name honors James P. Chapin, for his extensive documentation of, and research on, the birds of the
Belgian Congo. Gender masculine.
Remarks: Replacement name for Chapinia Voelker & Bowie in Voelker, Huntley, Peñalba & Bowie, 2016.
Ripleyornis, new replacement name
Type species: Muscicapa ruficauda Swainson, 1838
Etymology: A combination of the surname Ripley and the Greek ὄρνις (Ornis), a bird, and a common suffix for bird
genera. This name honors S. Dillon Ripley, former Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, for his extensive work on the
birds of India and southern Asia. Gender masculine.
Remarks: Replacement name for Ripleyia Voelker & Bowie in Voelker, Huntley, Peñalba & Bowie, 2016.
We thank Laurent Raty and Peter Kovalik for identifying nomenclatural issues with generic-group names introduced in
Voelker et al. (2016), and Ricardo Palma of the RCCAN for comments on the manuscript. This is publication number
1516 of the Biodiversity Research and Teaching Collections of Texas A&M University.
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