Everytime I try to install the tabs or sidemenu starter templates the blank starter template installs?

Everytime I try to install the tabs or sidemenu starter templates the blank starter template installs?

$ ionic start myApp tabs
and
$ ionic start myApp sidemenu

both create the blank template below:

$ ionic start myApp blank

Does anyone have any ideas what might cause this problem?
using OSX 10.9, building in ios