Replacement names for Chapinia and Ripleyia(Aves: Passeriformes: Muscicapidae). Academic Article uri icon


  • Earlier this year, two of us (GV & RB) introduced the genus-group names Chapinia and Ripleyia (in Voelker et al. 2016) for two species of African flycatchers allied to Muscicapa. We recently became aware that both of these genus-group names are preoccupied within Animalia (Chapinia by Chapinia Ewing, 1927 [Insecta: Phthiraptera] and Ripleyia by Ripleyia Cossman, 1920 [Mollusca]), rendering them junior homonyms. Following Article 60 of the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature (ICZN 1999) we herein provide replacement names for the two generic names introduced in Voelker et al. (2016).

published proceedings

  • Zootaxa

altmetric score

  • 11.964

author list (cited authors)

  • Voelker, G., Bowie, R., & Conway, K. W.

citation count

  • 1

complete list of authors

  • Voelker, Gary||Bowie, Rauri CK||Conway, Kevin W

publication date

  • May 2016