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Sturnus vulgaris  Linnaeus, 1758
Taxonomic Serial No.: 179637

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s):    
  Common Name(s): Estornino pinto [Spanish]
 
    European Starling [English]
 
    étourneau sansonnet [French]
 
    Common Starling [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  
                         OrderPasseriformes  – Perching Birds, passereaux  
                            FamilySturnidae Rafinesque, 1815 – étourneaux, Starlings  
                               GenusSturnus Linnaeus, 1758 – Starlings  
                                  SpeciesSturnus vulgaris Linnaeus, 1758 – Estornino pinto, European Starling, étourneau sansonnet, Common Starling  
    Direct Children:  
                                     Subspecies Sturnus vulgaris caucasicus T. Lorenz, 1887  
                                     Subspecies Sturnus vulgaris faroensis Feilden, 1872  
                                     Subspecies Sturnus vulgaris granti Hartert, 1903  
                                     Subspecies Sturnus vulgaris humii W. E. Brooks, 1876  
                                     Subspecies Sturnus vulgaris minor Hume, 1873  
                                     Subspecies Sturnus vulgaris nobilior Hume, 1879  
                                     Subspecies Sturnus vulgaris oppenheimi Neumann, 1915  
                                     Subspecies Sturnus vulgaris poltaratskyi Finsch, 1878  
                                     Subspecies Sturnus vulgaris porphyronotus Sharpe, 1888  
                                     Subspecies Sturnus vulgaris purpurascens Gould, 1868  
                                     Subspecies Sturnus vulgaris tauricus Buturlin, 1904  
                                     Subspecies Sturnus vulgaris vulgaris Linnaeus, 1758  
                                     Subspecies Sturnus vulgaris zetlandicus Hartert, 1918  
       

 References
       
  Expert(s):    
  Expert: Alan P. Peterson, M.D.  
  Notes: PO Box 1999 Walla Walla, Washington 99362-0999   
  Reference for: Sturnus vulgaris    
       
  Expert: Richard C. Banks  
  Notes: Chief, Bird Section, U.S.G.S. - B.R.D. - P.W.R.C.   
  Reference for: Sturnus vulgaris    
       
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: CDP, database (version 1999)  
  Acquired: 2003   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: European Starling[English], étourneau sansonnet [French]   
       
  Source: AOU Check-List (07-2005), website (version Jul-2005)  
  Acquired: 2005   
  Notes: American Ornithologists' Union's "LIST OF THE 2,037 BIRD SPECIES (WITH SCIENTIFIC AND ENGLISH NAMES) KNOWN FROM THE A.O.U. CHECK-LIST AREA" (AOU Check-list, 7th edition, updated with Supplements 42-46), maintained at http://www.aou.org/   
  Reference for: European Starling[English]   
       
  Source: Comisión Nacional para el Conocimiento y Uso de la Biodiversidad, database (version undefined)  
  Acquired: 2001   
  Notes: CONABIO: (http://www.conabio.gob.mx/)   
  Reference for: Estornino pinto[Spanish]   
       
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Sturnus vulgaris   
       
  Source: Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource, 2011.02.07, website (version 07-Feb-11)  
  Acquired: 2012   
  Notes: "Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource" maintained by Alan P. Peterson at http://www.zoonomen.net   
  Reference for: Sturnus vulgaris   
       
  Publication(s):    
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Banks, R. C., R. W. McDiarmid, A. L. Gardner, and W. C. Starnes  
  Publication Date: 2003   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Checklist of Vertebrates of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and Canada   
  Page(s):    
  Publisher:    
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN:    
  Notes: As-yet (2003) unpublished manuscript from 1998   
  Reference for: Sturnus vulgaris   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Banks, R. C., R. W. McDiarmid, and A. L. Gardner  
  Publication Date: 1987   
  Article/Chapter Title: Checklist of Vertebrates of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and Canada   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Resource Publication, no. 166   
  Page(s): 79   
  Publisher: United States Department of the Interior Fish and Wildlife Service   
  Publication Place: Washington, D.C., USA   
  ISBN/ISSN:    
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Sturnus vulgaris   
       
  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: Sturnus vulgaris, Common Starling [English]   
       

 Geographic Information
       
  Geographic Division: North America  
    Caribbean  
    Oceania  
       
  Jurisdiction/Origin: Alaska, Introduced  
    Canada, Introduced  
    Caribbean Territories, Introduced  
    Continental US, Introduced  
    Hawaii, Incidental  
 

 

   

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