How about a thread where we discuss all things taxonomic? I know I've gotten into long discussions with other members over taxonomic minutiae. Why not have a central place for it? First topic: Looks like the IUCN has recognized the Somali or Blue-Necked Ostrich (Struthio molybdophanes) as a full species. Struthio molybdophanes (Somali Ostrich) Makes sense to me. The fauna in the Horn of Africa region is, in most regards, distinct from that of the rest of the continent. A full ostrich species is expected.