Zoological Nomenclature Resource
Zoological nomenclature data:
Birds of the World -- current valid scientific avian names.
IOC World Bird List.
Sibley&Monroe; AOU Checklist (7th Ed.) with supplements;
Howard & Moore Checklist 3rd Ed. with Corrigenda; and additional current literature.
Subspecies follow Handbook Birds of the World (as available), Howard & Moore Checklist 3rd Ed., and additional current literature.
Subspecies listed in alphabetical order within species.
All errors, mistakes, stupidities, misinterpretations and misunderstandings (and GOD KNOWS there are alot of them) are the sole responsibilities of Alan P. Peterson, M.D.
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Richmond Index images -- Genus group names
Richmond Index images -- species group level names (species & subspecies)
Birds of the World -- historical analysis of taxonomic activity.
- the late Burt L. Monroe, Jr.; in memory of his knowledge, enthusiasm, support, and help.
- Missy Peterson, my late wife, more dear to me than all the world that has ever been. Missy provided resource, time, energy, enthusiasm, support, great criticisms, smiles, and laughter to this project.
Alan P. Peterson, M.D.
Walla Walla, WA 99362-0999