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MESITORNITHIDAE - Mesites (2:3)
MESITORNIS Bonaparte, 1855 M - Mesites variegata I. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1838; type by original designation  1
Mesitornis variegatus   (I. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1838) White-breasted Mesite
vW and N Madagascar
Mesitornis unicolor   (Des Murs, 1845) Brown Mesite
iE Madagascar
MONIAS Oustalet & G. Grandidier, 1903 M - Monias benschi Oustalet & G. Grandidier, 1903; type by original designation and monotypy  
Monias benschi   Oustalet & G. Grandidier, 1903 Subdesert Mesite
iSW Madagascar

1 Peters (1934) [Peters, 1934 #3007] used Mesoenas Reichenbach, 1861, as the generic name in place of Mesites I. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1838, preoccupied by Mesites C.J. Schönherr, 1838 [Coleoptera]. Mesitornis Bonaparte, 1855, although universally adopted instead, was not properly introduced. It is maintained here for the sake of stability but will have to be the subjected to an application to the ICZN.
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