Taxonomic Swap 133207 (Committed on 10-30-2023)

Of the turacos formerly united in the genus Tauraco, the leucotis/ruspolii clade is now treated by WGAC as Menelikornis leucotis and Menelikornis ruspolii, and the porphyreolophus/johnstoni clade (of which the latter was formerly in Ruwenzorornis) as Gallirex porphyreolophus and Gallirex ruspolii, in concordance with the phylogeny of Perktaş et al. (2020). The continued treatment of the two species of Musophaga as a separate genus to the exclusion of T. macrorhyncha and T. verreauxi, however,does not agree with the Perktaş et al. (2020) tree, though it is intuitive on morphological grounds, and further study is required.

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Added by donalddavesne on October 30, 2023 06:14 PM | Committed by donalddavesne on October 30, 2023
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