MONIAS Oustalet & G. Grandidier, 1903 M - Monias benschi Oustalet & G. Grandidier, 1903; type by original designation and monotypy
Monias benschi Oustalet & G. Grandidier, 1903 Subdesert Mesite
1 Peters (1934) [Peters, 1934 #3007] used Mesoenas Reichenbach, 1861, as the generic name in place of Mesites I. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1838, preoccupied by Mesites C.J. Schönherr, 1838 [Coleoptera]. Mesitornis Bonaparte, 1855, although universally adopted instead, was not properly introduced. It is maintained here for the sake of stability but will have to be the subjected to an application to the ICZN.