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Polioptila  P. L. Sclater, 1855
Taxonomic Serial No.: 179852

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Common Name(s): Gnatcatchers [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2013   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      ClassAves  – Birds, oiseaux  
                         OrderPasseriformes  – Perching Birds, passereaux  
                            FamilyPolioptilidae S. F. Baird, 1858 – Gnatcatchers, gobe-mouches  
                               GenusPolioptila P. L. Sclater, 1855 – Gnatcatchers  
    Direct Children:  
                                  Species Polioptila albiloris P. L. Sclater & Salvin, 1860 – Perlita pispirria, White-lored Gnatcatcher 
                                  Species Polioptila caerulea (Linnaeus, 1766) – Perlita azulgris, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, gobemoucherons gris-bleu, Blue-grey Gnatcatcher 
                                  Species Polioptila californica Brewster, 1881 – Perlita californiana, California Gnatcatcher 
                                  Species Polioptila clementsi B. M. Whitney & J. A. Alonso, 2005  
                                  Species Polioptila dumicola (Vieillot, 1817) – Masked Gnatcatcher 
                                  Species Polioptila facilis Zimmer, 1942  
                                  Species Polioptila guianensis Todd, 1920 – Guianan Gnatcatcher 
                                  Species Polioptila lactea Sharpe, 1885 – Creamy-bellied Gnatcatcher 
                                  Species Polioptila lembeyei (Gundlach, 1858) – Cuban Gnatcatcher 
                                  Species Polioptila melanura Lawrence, 1857 – Perlita del desierto, Black-tailed Gnatcatcher 
                                  Species Polioptila nigriceps S. F. Baird, 1864 – Black-capped Gnatcatcher, Perlita sinaloense 
                                  Species Polioptila paraensis Todd, 1937  
                                  Species Polioptila plumbea (Gmelin, 1788) – Perlita tropical, Tropical Gnatcatcher 
                                  Species Polioptila schistaceigula Hartert, 1898 – Slate-throated Gnatcatcher 

  Expert: Alan P. Peterson, M.D.  
  Notes: PO Box 1999 Walla Walla, Washington 99362-0999   
  Reference for: Polioptila    
  Expert: Richard C. Banks  
  Notes: Chief, Bird Section, U.S.G.S. - B.R.D. - P.W.R.C.   
  Reference for: Polioptila    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Polioptila   
  Source: Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource, 2010.03.07, website (version 07-Mar-10)  
  Acquired: 2012   
  Notes: "Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource" maintained by Alan P. Peterson at   
  Reference for: Polioptila   
  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   
  Publication Place:    
  Notes: As-yet (2003) unpublished manuscript from 1998   
  Reference for: Polioptila   
  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   
  Reference for: Polioptila   

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