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Tachymarptis melba  (Linnaeus, 1758)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 693134

 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Common Name(s): Alpine Swift [English]
 
  Valid Name: Apus melba (Linnaeus, 1758)
 
       
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: invalid - subsequent name/combination   
       
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
       

 References
       
  Expert(s):    
  Expert: Alan P. Peterson, M.D.  
  Notes: PO Box 1999 Walla Walla, Washington 99362-0999   
  Reference for: Tachymarptis melba    
       
  Expert: Richard C. Banks  
  Notes: Chief, Bird Section, U.S.G.S. - B.R.D. - P.W.R.C.   
  Reference for: Tachymarptis melba    
       
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource, 2005.11.05, website (version 05-Nov-05)  
  Acquired: 2005   
  Notes: Zoonomen Nomenclatural data maintained by Alan P. Peterson at http://www.zoonomen.net   
  Reference for: Tachymarptis melba   
       
  Publication(s):    
  Author(s)/Editor(s): American Ornithologists' Union  
  Publication Date: 1994   
  Article/Chapter Title: Thirty-ninth supplement to the American Ornithologists' Union Check-list of North American Birds   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: The Auk, vol. 110, no. 3   
  Page(s): 675-682   
  Publisher:    
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 0004-8038   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Tachymarptis melba   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Dickinson, Edward C., ed.  
  Publication Date: 2003   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: The Howard and Moore Complete Checklist of the Birds of the World, 3rd edition   
  Page(s): 1039   
  Publisher: Princeton University Press   
  Publication Place: Princeton, New Jersey, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-691-11701-2   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Tachymarptis melba   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Gill, Frank, and Minturn Wright  
  Publication Date: 2006   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Birds of the World: Recommended English Names   
  Page(s): ix + 259   
  Publisher: Princeton University Press   
  Publication Place: Princeton, New Jersey, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-691-12827-8   
  Notes: Includes a CD-ROM with the full dataset   
  Reference for: Tachymarptis melba, Alpine Swift [English]   
       

 Geographic Information
       
  Geographic Division: Africa  
    Europe & Northern Asia (excluding China)  
    North America  
    Southern Asia  
       
  Jurisdiction/Origin: Continental US, Incidental  
 

 

   

 Comments
       
  Comment: Zoonomen, The Howard and Moore Complete Checklist of the Birds of the World, 3rd edition, and Handbook of the Birds of the World all use Tachymarptus melba (Linnaeus, 1758) (TSN 693134) instead of Apus melba (Linnaeus, 1758) (TSN 555003). The AOU committee, however, has not yet approved of the change since it was first put into question in Suppl 39/1993 where it was noted as "currently under study." Richard C. Banks suggests to keep Apus melba until further investigation  
 

 

   

 
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