IOU Authorized Publications
Works produced under the authority of the International Ornithologists’ Union
- The IOU’s Working Groups publish occasional papers on their work. Those of the Working Group on Avian Nomenclature over the last decade - and their approval by the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature to conserve familiar scientific bird names world-wide – are listed on that Working Group’s web page: Working Group on Avian Nomenclature. www.internationalornithology.org/..
- A major contribution to come out of the Working Group on Avian Nomenclature is Walter Bock’s History and Nomenclature of Avian Family-Group Names. It was published in the Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, no. 222, in 1994. It is a critical source of reference for all family-group names of birds, from subtribe to superfamily, gives their authors and dates of publication, and is accessible under the title “History and Nomenclature of Avian Family-group Names” on the Biodiversity Heritage Library website (http://digitallibrary.amnh.org/dspace/handle/2246/830?show=full)