Differing Latin Names

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Subject: Differing Latin Names
From: "Phil Joy" <>
Date: Wed, 24 Jan 2001 12:18:57 +0800
Hi to all,
              While checking out a Sibley-Monroe Birds of the World list I
came across Crested Pigeon for which they give the Latin name Geophaps
lophotes, on checking my P&K and Morcombe I found that they have it listed
under Ocyphaps lophotes.
Also Simpson & Day (fifth edition) have a punt each way by designating the
Crested Pigeon as Ocyphaps(Geophaps) lophotes.
Could anyone tell me the reason for this?
Phil Joy
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