Heads up: Some or all of the identifications affected by this split may have been replaced with identifications of Charadriidae. This happens when we can't automatically assign an identification to one of the output taxa. Review identifications of Vanellus 4853

Taxonomic Split 132886 (Committed on 10-29-2023)

Based on morphological and molecular evidence (Livezey 2010, Černý and Natale 2022), Pied Lapwing Vanellus cayanus is not closely related to lapwings, or to any other genus of plover. Its name is thus changed to Pied Plover Hoploxypterus cayanus, without necessarily implying close relationships to any of the disparate groups called plovers, and aligns with Gill and Wright (2006, IOC v.1.0).
Source: https://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/introduction/updateindex/october-2023/updates-and-corrections/

eBird/Clements Checklist v2023 (Citation)
Added by donalddavesne on October 29, 2023 12:40 PM | Committed by donalddavesne on October 29, 2023
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should this have been committed yet in light of https://www.inaturalist.org/flags/635039?

Posted by thebeachcomber 6 months ago

You're right it was a mistake on my part.

Posted by donalddavesne 6 months ago

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