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Leucocarbo georgianus  (Lonnberg, 1906)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 824174

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Common Name(s): South Georgia Shag [English]
  Valid Name: Leucocarbo atriceps georgianus (Lonnberg, 1906)
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  Current Standing: invalid - other, see comments   
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  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

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  Source: IOC World Bird List, Master List v2.9, website (version 2.9)  
  Acquired: 2011   
  Notes: Master list and sub-lists are maintained at, and 'virtually replace' Gill & Wright 2006 (Birds of the World, Recommended English Names)   
  Reference for: Leucocarbo georgianus, South Georgia Shag [English]   
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  Comment: The Leucocarbo albiventer/atriceps 'superspecies' is variously treated, e.g., in the IOU World Bird List (v2.9, Aug.2011) all the remaining subspecies are treated as full species, and L. albiventer itself is lumped into L. atricpes. For the moment, ITIS is following the treatment given on the Zoonomen website (2011), though the issue will be revisited as matters evolve  



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