Latest comment: 5 months ago by Hector Bottai in topic Authorship



W.J. Bock in his 1995 work "History and nomenclature of avian family-group names" credited to Swainson, 1831 as the authority for the family name Pittidae. This assignment has been disputed by S.L. Olson in 1995 on the grounds that Swainson used the word Pittae as the plural form of the Latin word Pitta and did not intend to introduce a family name. Bonaparte used "Pittidae" for the family in 1850. Hector Bottai (talk) 14:28, 28 January 2024 (UTC)Reply

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