The purpose of this application, under Articles 78.1, 80.2.2 and 81.2.2 of the Code, is to conserve current usage of the well-established genus-group name Touit G.R. Gray, 1855 for a genus of South American parrotlets by suppression of the earlier but little-used, taxonomically ambiguous name Pyrrhulopsis Reichenbach, 1850. This course of action would also help to confirm the validity of the widely used genus-group name Prosopeia Bonaparte, 1854 for the Fijian shining parrots which has also been replaced by Pyrrhulopsis at times owing to differing interpretations of its meaning.
Touit G.R. Gray, 1855 and Prosopeia Bonaparte, 1854 (Aves, psittacidae): proposed conservation of usage," The Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 70(4), 245-248, (1 December 2013). https://doi.org/10.21805/bzn.v70i4.a9