South American Classification Committee Proposals that need to be done 
last updated 12 March 2017
done    
high priority
wait for NACC
Proposal Type Family/Order New data? Old problem/field guide split Author? agreed to do affects NACC
Split tarapacaensis from Pterocnemia pennata species limits Rheidae X Jaramillo?
Multiple species in Crypturellus obsoletus species limits Tinamidae Laverde-R. & Cadena (2014) Cadena
Species limits in Crypturellus erythropus group species limits Tinamidae Laverde-R. & Cadena (2014) Cadena
Split zabele from C. noctivagus species limits Tinamidae Tomotani and Silveira (2016)¬†   Pacheco              
split New World sylvicola from Old World Sarkidiornis melanotos species limits Anatidae X Jaramillo?
Split Anas spinicauda species limits Anatidae X Jaramillo?
Pipile species limits species limits Cracidae X Remsen
Reduce Odontophoridae to subfamily of Phasianidae higher-level classification Odontophoridae Kimball et al. (2011) Remsen
recognize Podicephorus generic limits Podicipedidae Bochenski 1994, Storer 1996 Jaramillo?
Split juninensis from Podiceps occipitalis species limits Podicipedidae X Jaramillo?
Peristerinae to Claravinae nomenclature Columbidae Dickinson & Raty (2015) Piacentini
change Rock Pigeon to Rock Dove English names Columbidae       wait NACC NACC          
add subfamilies in Cuculidae higher-level classification Cuculidae NACC
Merge Neormorphus squamiger into N. rufipennis species limits Cuculidae Payne (2005) Zimmer?
sequence of genera in Caprimulgidae linear sequence Caprimulgidae Sigurdsson & Cracraft (2014) Remsen
Change Bahian Nighhawk to Plain-tailed Nighthawk English names Caprimulgidae
generic limits in Caprimulgidae generic limits Caprimulgidae Robbins
add subfamilies in Apodidae higher-level classification Apodidae Cracraft (2013)
add subfamilies in Trochilidae higher-level classification Trochilidae McGuire et al. Remsen
split verreauxi from Lophornis chalybeus species limits Trochilidae Donegan et al. (2015) Stiles?
replace Damophila with Juliamyia  nomenclature Trochilidae Özdikmen (2012)  NACC proposal pending
treat Thalurania fannyae and T. colombica as conspecific species limits Trochilidae McGuire et al. (2014) Stiles
merge Clytolaema into Heliodoxa generic limits Trochilidae McGuire et al. (2014) Stiles
Ocreatus species limits species limits Trochilidae Schuchmann et al. (2016) Stiles
split leucura from Urochroa bourgieri species limits Trochilidae Doengan et al. (2015) Stiles
split stolzmanni from Oreotrochilus estella species limits Trochilidae McGuire et al. (2014) Stiles
split inca from Coeligena torquata species limits Trochilidae Doengan et al. (2015) Stiles
split conradi from Coeligena torquata species limits Trochilidae Doengan et al. (2015) Stiles
split eos and consita from Coeligena bonapartei species limits Trochilidae Doengan et al. (2015) Stiles
placement of Anthocephala linear sequence Trochilidae McGuire et al. (2014) Stiles
split clarisse and spencei from Heliangelus amethysticollis species limits Trochilidae Doengan et al. (2015) Stiles
English name of Popelairia letitiae English names Trochilidae Graves 1999 Stiles?
continued recognition of Eriocnemis godini species limits Trochilidae Graves 1996 Stiles
lump Haplophaedia assimilis species limits Trochilidae X Stiles
split albogularis from Schistes geofrroyi species limits Trochilidae Doengan et al. (2015) Stiles
Merge Loddigesia into Eriocnemis generic limits Trochilidae McGuire et al. (2014) Stiles
split Philodice from Calliphlox generic limits Trochilidae McGuire et al. (2014) Stiles
Merge Microstilbon into Chaetocercus generic limits Trochilidae McGuire et al. (2014) Stiles
split Royal Albatrosses species limits Diomedeidae Onley & Scofield 2007 etc Jaramillo
split Black-browed Albatrosses species limits Diomedeidae Burg & Croxall 2001 etc Jaramillo NACC
split Yellow-nosed Albatrosses species limits Diomedeidae Burg & Croxall 2001 etc Jaramillo NACC
split Black-browed Albatrosses species limits Diomedeidae Onley & Scofield 2007 etc Jaramillo
Elliott's vs. White-vented Storm-Petrel English names Hydrobatidae x Jaramillo
Recognize Oceanitidae higher-level classification Hydrobatidae Prum et al., Hackett et al.     wait NACC NACC          
split up Oceandoroma castro species limits Hydrobatidae Smith et al. 2007     wait NACC NACC          
split bransfieldensis from P. atriceps species limits Phalacrocoracidae X Jaramillo
split Galapagos Frigatebird species limits Fregatidae Hailer et al. 2010 Jaramillo?
Split branickii from Theristicus melanopis species limits Threskiornithidae X Jaramillo
split up Accipiter striatus species limits Accipitridae X NACC
split chilensis from Accipiter bicolor species limits Accipitridae x Jaramillo
generic limits in Laterallus/Anurolimnas generic limits Rallidae García-R et al. (2014) Remsen
English name of Rufous-chested Dotterel English names Charadriidae Del Hoyo & Collar (2014)
species limits in Himantopus species limits Recurvirostridae X Remsen
species limits in small snipe species limits Scolopacidae X Jaramillo?
generic limits in Stercorariidae generic limits Stercorariidae Carlos (2016)     wait NACC NACC          
Split punctatissima from Tyto alba species limits Tytonidae x Jaramillo
sequence of genera in Strigidae/subfamilies linear sequence Strigidae Wink et al. 2008 Remsen
split pacificus from M. roboratus species limits Strigidae X Robbins
merge columbianus into M. ingens species limits Strigidae X Robbins
splits within Glaucidium brasilianum species limits Strigidae König, Wink et al. Robbins NACC
lump Trogon ramonianus with T. violaceus species limits Trogonidae Del Hoyo & Collar (2014) Remsen
split puella from Trogon collaris species limits Trogonidae DaCosta & Klicka 2008 Remsen NACC
merge Galbuliformes into Piciformes higher-level classification Galbuliformes Johansson & Ericson 2003, Mayr et al. 2003, Cracraft et al. 2004, Ericson et al. 2006 Remsen
split chalcocephala from Galbula albirostris species limits Galbulidae Del Hoyo & Collar (2014)
split bicinctus from Hypnelus ruficollis species limits Bucconidae Doengan et al. (2015) X
split up Aulacorhynchus prasinus species limits Ramphastidae Puebla-Olivares et al. 2008, Winker 2016 x   wait NACC NACC          
recognize genera Leuconotopicus and Dryobates generic limits Picidae Winkler et al, (2014), Fuchs & Pons (2015) Robbins
split ochraceus from Celeus flavescens species limits Picidae Benz & Robbins 2011   Robbins              
lump Celeus undatus and C. grammicus species limits Picidae Benz & Robbins 2011 Robbins
split splendens from Campephilus haematogaster species limits Picidae Donegan et al. (2015) Robbins
recognize broad Daptrius generic limits Psittacidae Fuchs et al. (2012)
Changed "Mitred" to "Mitered" Parakeet English names Psittacidae x Remsen
Change Pyrrhura griseipectus to Pyrrhura anaca nomenclature Psittacidae Teixeira 1991 Piacentini
English names for various Pyrrhura English names Psittacidae Stotz/Zimmer
split crassirostris from Forpus xanthopterygius species limits Psittacidae Smith et al. 2014 Stotz?
Black-winged vs. Black-eared Parrot English names Psittacidae X Stotz?
lump Pyrilia pulchra into P. haematotis species limits Psittacidae Stotz?
species limits in Amazona ochrocephala species limits Psittacidae Eberhard & Bermingham 2004 Stotz? NACC
lump Formicivora littoralis into F. serrana species limits Thamnophilidae Firme & Raposo (2011)  Zimmer
English name Parana/Marsh Antwren English names Thamnophilidae HBW Zimmer
Recognize Oneillornis  generic limits Thamnophilidae Isler et al. (2014) Zimmer
Merge Percnostola into Myrmoborus generic limits Thamnophilidae Isler et al. (2013)  Zimmer
lump Scytalopus iraiensis and S. speluncae species limits Rhinocryptidae Bornschein et al. (2007)  Zimmer?
sequence of species in Brazilian Scytalopus linear sequence Rhinocryptidae Mata et al. 2009 Remsen
recognize two subfamilies in Rhinocryptidae higher-level classification Rhinocryptidae Ohlsen et al. (2013)
species sequence in Grallaria linear sequence Grallariidae Winger et al. 2015 Remsen
split bitorquata from Melanopareia torquata species limits Melanopareiaidae Lopes & Gonzaga (2016) 
subfamilies/families in Furnaroidea higher-level classification Furnariidae Ohlsen et al. (2013) Remsen
species sequence in Ochetorhynchus linear sequence Furnariidae Derryberry et al. 2011 Remsen
lump Cinclodes taczanowskii and C. nigrofumosus species limits Furnariidae Remsen
species rank for Cinclodes aricomae species limits Furnariidae X
species sequence in Furnarius linear sequence Furnariidae Derryberry et al. 2011 Remsen
English name Leptasthenura striata  English names Furnariidae X
Synallaxis whitneyi vs. cinerea nomenclature Furnariidae Stopiglia et al. 2013 Piacentini
English name Syndactyla dimidiata  English names Furnariidae Remsen
species limits in Xiphorhynchus guttatus group species limits Furnariidae Derryberry et al. 2011
species limits in Hylexetastes species limits Furnariidae Silva et al. 1995
species sequence in Campylorhamphus linear sequence Furnariidae Derryberry et al. 2011 Remsen
placement of pardalotus in Xiphorhynchus linear sequence Furnariidae Aleixo 2002 Remsen
species limits in Phyllomyias burmeisteri complex species limits Tyrannidae X Stotz? Stiles?
linear sequence in Elaenia and Myiopagis linear sequence Tyrannidae Rheindt et al. 2008a Remsen NACC
split olivina from Elaenia pallatangae species limits Tyrannidae Rheindt et al. 2008a Stotz
split chilensis from Elaenia albiceps species limits Tyrannidae Rheindt et al. 2008a Stotz
split sordida from Elaenia obscura species limits Tyrannidae Rheindt et al. 2008a Stotz
species limits in Phaeomyias species limits Tyrannidae Zucker et al. (2016) Harvey NACC
split minimus from Zimmerius chrysops species limits Tyrannidae Rheindt et al. (2014)  Stotz NACC
species limits in Zimmerius vilissimus species limits Tyrannidae Rheindt et al. (2014)¬†   Stotz   NACC          
restore Pogonotriccus generic limits Tyrannidae Graves 1988, Fitzpatrick & Stotz 1997 x Stoz
species sequence in Phylloscartes linear sequence Tyrannidae Fitzpatrick (2004) Remsen
split roraimae from Mionectes macconelli species limits Tyrannidae Hilty & Ascanio (2014) Stotz
split Cnemotriccus bimaculatus from C. fuscatus species limits Tyrannidae Belton 1984 x Stotz? Pacheco?
species limits in Onychorhynchus species limits Tyrannidae X Stotz NACC
merge jelskii into Ochthoeca frontalis species limits Tyrannidae X Stotz
split throacica from Ochthoeca cinnamomeiventris species limits Tyrannidae García-Moreno et al. 1998 Stotz
species limits in Myiarchus swainsoni species limits Tyrannidae Joseph et al. 2004 x Stotz
English name of Manacus manacus English names Pipridae Dickinson & Christidis 2014 Stotz NACC
English names of Heterocercus English names Pipridae Stotz
Replace Dixiphia with Pseudopipra nomenclature Pipridae Kirwan et al. 2016 Stotz/Pacheco/Piacentini
subfamilies in Tityridae higher-level Tityridae Barber & Rice 2007 NACC
split buckleyi from Laniisoma elegans species limits Tityridae X
English name of Laniisoma elegans English names Tityridae Hilty
split xanthogenys from P. albogriseus species limits Tityridae Barber & Rice 2007
linear sequence in Pachyramphus linear sequence Tityridae Barber & Rice 2007 Remsen NACC
species limits in Henicorhina leucosticta species limits Troglodytidae Dingle et al. 2006, Pegan et al. 2015 x wait additonal studies NACC
species limits in Cistothorus platensis species limits Troglodytidae Robbins & Nyári (2014)  Robbins
species limits in Cyphorhinus arada species limits Troglodytidae Bocalini & Silveira 2016
resolve Tawny-faced/Half-collared English names Polioptilidae Remsen NACC
split rufiventris from Ramphocaenus melanurus species limits Polioptilidae Harvey et al. 2016 Remsen
split subalaris from Turdus nigriceps species limits Turdidae Voelker et al. 2007? Remsen
split daguae from Turdus assimilis species limits Turdidae Nuñez-Zapata et al. (2016) X Remsen NACC
split auricularis from Hemispingus atropileus species limits Thraupidae García-Moreno & Fjeldså 2003
species limits in Hemispingus melanotis species limits Thraupidae X
change bresilius to bresilia (in Ramphocelus bresilius) nomenclature Thraupidae Schodde & Bock 2016 Piacentini
species limits in Ramphocelus flammigerus species limits Thraupidae X Stiles NACC
Tangara argentea replaces Tangara cyanoptera nomenclature Thraupidae Dickinson & Christidis (2014) irrelevant if we adopt Poecilostreptus? Piacentini
split xinguensis from Paroaria baeri species limits Thraupidae Lopes & Gonzaga (2013)   Pacheco              
change uropygialis to uropigialis in Sicalis uropygialis nomenclature Thraupidae Dickinson & Christidis 2014 Piacentini
recognize newly described Sporophila iberaensis species limits Thraupidae Di Giacomo and Kopuchian (2016) Areta
lump Sporophila ardesiaca with S. nigricollis species limits Thraupidae X Areta
sequence of species in Sporophila linear sequence Thraupidae Mason & Burns (2013) Remsen
species limits in Saltator coerulescens species limits Thraupidae Chavez et al. (2013)  NACC
split nigrifrons from Atlapetes latinuchus species limits Emberizidae Donegan et al. 2014 Cadena
Bangs's Brushfinch for Sierra Nevada Brushfinch
species limits in Chlorospingus species limits Emberizidae Weir et al. 2008 wait additional studies? NACC
transfer Chlorospingus flavovirens to Bangsia family limits Emberizidae Avendaño et al. (2016) Cadena
Yellow-whiskered vs. Short-billed Bush-Tanager English names Emberizidae
sequence of genera in Cardinalidae linear sequence Cardinalidae Klicka et al. 2007 Remsen NACC
species limits in Piranga flava species limits Cardinalidae X NACC
merge Peripophyrus and Rhodothraupis into Caryothraustes generic limits Cardinalidae Klicka et al. 2007 NACC
split rothschildi from Cyanocompsa cyanoides species limits Cardinalidae Bryson et al. (2014), Garc√≠a et al. (2016)       NACC          
lump Myioborus ornatus and M. melanocephalus species limits Parulidae Pérez-Emán 2005 Cadena
lump B. ignotus into Basileuterus melanogenys species limits Parulidae X Cadena? Stiles? NACC
split punctipectus from Basileuterus tristriatus species limits Parulidae Donegan 2014 Remsen
revision of generic limits in Icteridae generic limits Icteridae Remsen et al. 2016 Remsen pending NACC
sequence of genera in Icteridae linear sequence Icteridae Remsen et al. 2016 Remsen pending NACC NACC
subfamilies in Icteridae higher-level classification Icteridae Remsen et al. 2016 Remsen pending NACC NACC
move Psarocolius viridis in species sequence linear sequence Icteridae Price & Lanyon (2004) Remsen
split yuracares from Psarocolius bifasciatus species limits Icteridae Jaramillo
split armenti from Molothrus aeneus species limits Icteridae Fraga HBW Jaramillo
generic limits in Sturnella group generic limits Icteridae Remsen et al. 2016 Remsen pending NACC
White-lored vs. Golden-bellied Euphonia English names Fringillidae X