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Loxia cyanea  Linnaeus, 1758
Taxonomic Serial No.: 997925

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Common Name(s):    
  Valid Name: Cyanocompsa brissonii brissonii (M. H. K. Lichtenstein, 1823)
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: invalid - unavailable, suppressed by ruling   
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  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

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  Author(s)/Editor(s): Linnaeus, Carolus  
  Publication Date: 1758   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Systema naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis, 10th Edition, vol. 1   
  Page(s): 824   
  Publisher: Laurentii Salvii   
  Publication Place: Holmiae (Stockholm, Sweden)   
  Notes: Available online at and   
  Reference for: original description   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Melville, R. V.  
  Publication Date: 1979   
  Article/Chapter Title: Opinion 1126 Tanagra cyanea Linnaeus, 1766 Conserved   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature, vol. 36, part 1   
  Page(s): 24-26   
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  ISBN/ISSN: 0007-5167   
  Notes: Available online via Biodiversity Heritage Library at   
  Reference for: Loxia cyanea   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Paynter, Raymond A. Jr., and Robert W. Storer  
  Publication Date: 1970   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Check-list of Birds of the World, vol. 13   
  Page(s): xiv + 443   
  Publisher: Museum of Comparative Zoology   
  Publication Place: Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA   
  Reference for: Loxia cyanea   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Todd, W. E. Clyde  
  Publication Date: 1923   
  Article/Chapter Title: A review of the genus Cyanocompsa   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: The Auk, vol. 40, no. 1   
  Page(s): 58-69   
  Publication Place:    
  Reference for: Loxia cyanea   

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  Comment: With the merger of Cyanocompsa into Passerina (see Paytner and Storer, 1970, p. 237), Passerina cyanea (Linnaeus, 1776), originally described as Tangara cyanea Linnaeus, 1776, the Indigo Bunting, becomes a secondary junior homonym of Cyanocompsa cyanea (Linnaeus, 1776), originally described as Loxia cyanea Linnaeus, 1776, the Ultramarine Grosbeak. The International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature ruled to suppress Loxia cyanea Linnaeus, 1776 for the purposes of the Law of Priority and Law of Homonymy, and the next oldest name available for the Ultramarine Grosbeak, Lichtenstein's Fringilla brissonii, was added in the Official List of Specific Names in Zoology  
    Linnaeus specified the type locality of Angola in error. Todd (1923) substituted Bahia on the eastern coast of Brazil as the corrected type-locality for Loxia cyanea  



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