Recently proposed splits for the family True Shrikes

Turkestan Shrike     Lanius phoenicuroides
(Schalow)   1875
Iran; Transcaspia to w Pakistan, Pamir, Tien Shan, Bogdo Ula; e Kazakhstan, n to Aral Sea, Turgay depr., Karaganda, Semipalatinsk; Middle East (migr.)
split from: Lanius isabellinus
insert after: Lanius isabellinus
N. Lefranc & T. Worfolk,
Shrikes, An identification guide to the shrikes of the world, 1997

Daurian Shrike     Lanius speculigerus
Taczanowski   1874
n Sinkiang, se Altai, Tuva e through Mongolia to Transbaykalia, Kerulen basin, w Inner Mongolia, Ningsia; Middle East (migr.)
split from: Lanius isabellinus
insert after: Lanius phoenicuroides
N. Lefranc & T. Worfolk,
Shrikes, An identification guide to the shrikes of the world, 1997

Southern Grey Shrike     Lanius meridionalis
Temminck   1820
s France; Portugal; Spain: incl. Canary Islands; to s Mauritania; s Mali; s Niger; ne Nigeria; s Chad e across n Africa; to Arabia; Middle East; s S.S.R.; Pakistan; w,n India: s to Gujarat, Misore, n Andrha Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar; Bangladesh
split from: Lanius excubitor
insert after: Lanius excubitor
P. Isenmann & M.A. Bouchet,
L'aire de distribution franšaise et le statut taxonomique de le Pie-grieche grise meirdionale Lanius elegans meridionalis
Alauda 61, 4 (1993): 223-227 (and Alauda 62 (1994): 138

Steppe Grey Shrike     Lanius pallidirostris
Cassin   1852
s Russia: from lower Volga e; ne,e Iran; Afghanistan; Turkmenyia; Uzbekistan; Kazakhstan; s Mongolia; w China: n Sinkiang, Inner Mongolia e to Ordos
split from: Lanius excubitor
insert after: Lanius meridionalis
E.N. Panov,
Superspecies of shrikes in the former U.S.S.R.
Proceedings of the Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology 6, ? (1995): 26-33

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