Taxonomic Swap 109608 (Committed on 04-18-2022)

In accord with AOS-NACC (Chesser et al. 2021), the nomenclature of Phalacrocorax (cormorants and shags), and the sequence of genera and species, are revised, following Kennedy and Spencer (2014) and Kennedy et al. (2019). Phalacrocorax is partitioned into six genera, which are listed in the sequence Poikilocarbo, Urile, Phalacrocorax, Gulosus, Nannopterum, and Leucocarbo. Change the scientific name of Imperial Cormorant from Phalacrocorax atriceps to Leucocarbo atriceps.

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Added by birdwhisperer on April 18, 2022 11:40 PM | Committed by birdwhisperer on April 18, 2022
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Not sure how to change the prioritized English common name to Imperial Cormorant for the new taxon page; @birdwhisperer do you know how to fix this?

Posted by kiwikiu about 2 years ago

@masonmaron You click "Manage Names" and you click and drag the proper name to the top of the list. I've fixed it.

Posted by birdwhisperer about 2 years ago

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