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Alectroenas nitidissima  (Scopoli, 1786)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 558515

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Common Name(s):    
  Valid Name: Alectroenas nitidissimus (Scopoli, 1786)
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: invalid - other, see comments   
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

  Expert: Alan P. Peterson, M.D.   
  Notes: PO Box 1999 Walla Walla, Washington 99362-0999   
  Reference for: Alectroenas nitidissima    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource, 2005.05.08, website (version 08-May-05)  
  Acquired: 2005   
  Notes: "Zoonomen Nomenclatural data" maintained by Alan P. Peterson at   
  Reference for: Alectroenas nitidissima   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): David, Normand, and Steven M. S. Gregory   
  Publication Date: 2008   
  Article/Chapter Title: The gender of genera ending in -oenas   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Bulletin of the British Ornithologists' Club, vol. 128, no. 4   
  Page(s): 273-274   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 0007-1595   
  Notes: Available online at   
  Reference for: Alectroenas nitidissima   

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  Comment: Genus Alectroenas is treated as masculine (see David and Gregory, 2008) and so this epithet must be formed as nitidissimus and not nitidissima  



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