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Megaceryle alcyon  (Linnaeus, 1758)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 178106

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Megaceryle alcyon alcyon (Linnaeus, 1758)
 
    Megaceryle alcyon caurina (Grinnell, 1910)
 
    Ceryle alcyon (Linnaeus, 1758)
 
  Common Name(s): Belted Kingfisher [English]
 
       
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
       
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
       

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
       
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria   
       InfrakingdomDeuterostomia   
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                InfraphylumGnathostomata   
                   SuperclassTetrapoda   
                      ClassAves  – Birds, oiseaux  
                         OrderCoraciiformes  – Kingfishers, Rollers, martins-pêcheurs  
                            FamilyAlcedinidae  – Kingfishers  
                               SubfamilyCerylinae   
                                  GenusMegaceryle Kaup, 1848  
                                     SpeciesMegaceryle alcyon (Linnaeus, 1758) – Belted Kingfisher  
       

 References
       
  Expert(s):    
  Expert: Alan P. Peterson, M.D.  
  Notes: PO Box 1999 Walla Walla, Washington 99362-0999   
  Reference for: Megaceryle alcyon    
       
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Megaceryle alcyon   
       
  Source: Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource, 2005.11.05, website (version 05-Nov-05)  
  Acquired: 2005   
  Notes: Zoonomen Nomenclatural data maintained by Alan P. Peterson at http://www.zoonomen.net   
  Reference for: Megaceryle alcyon   
       
  Publication(s):    
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Dickinson, Edward C., ed.  
  Publication Date: 2003   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: The Howard and Moore Complete Checklist of the Birds of the World, 3rd edition   
  Page(s): 1039   
  Publisher: Princeton University Press   
  Publication Place: Princeton, New Jersey, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-691-11701-2   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Megaceryle alcyon, Belted Kingfisher [English]   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Gill, Frank, and Minturn Wright  
  Publication Date: 2006   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Birds of the World: Recommended English Names   
  Page(s): ix + 259   
  Publisher: Princeton University Press   
  Publication Place: Princeton, New Jersey, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-691-12827-8   
  Notes: Includes a CD-ROM with the full dataset   
  Reference for: Megaceryle alcyon, Belted Kingfisher [English]   
       

 Geographic Information
       
  Geographic Division: Caribbean  
    North America  
    Europe & Northern Asia (excluding China)  
    Middle America  
    Oceania  
    South America  
       
  Jurisdiction/Origin: Alaska, Native  
    Canada, Native  
    Caribbean Territories, Native  
    Continental US, Native  
    Hawaii, Incidental  
    Mexico, Native  
 

 

   

 Comments
       
  Comment: Despite the apparent retention of Megaceryle Kaup, 1848 (TSN 178105) as a subgenus of Ceryle Boie, 1828 (TSN 178118) the AOU 45th supplement (2004) includes this conditional note "The subgenus Megaceryle is often (e.g., Fry 1980, Fry and Fry 1992, Woodall 2001) considered to be a distinct genus"  
 

 

   

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