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Vespidae 
Taxonomic Serial No.: 154249

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Family  
  Synonym(s):    
  Common Name(s): hornets [English]
 
    paper wasps [English]
 
    potter wasps [English]
 
    yellowjackets [English]
 
       
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
       
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: unknown   
  Latest Record Review: 2006   
       

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
       
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria   
       InfrakingdomProtostomia   
          SuperphylumEcdysozoa   
             PhylumArthropoda  – Artrópode, arthropodes, arthropods  
                SubphylumHexapoda  – hexapods  
                   ClassInsecta  – insects, hexapoda, inseto, insectes  
                      SubclassPterygota  – insects ailés, winged insects  
                         InfraclassNeoptera  – modern, wing-folding insects  
                            SuperorderHolometabola   
                               OrderHymenoptera  – abelha, formiga, vespa, ants, bees, wasps  
                                  SuborderApocrita  – abeilles, fourmis, guępes véritables, narrow-waisted hymenopterans, ants, bees, true wasps  
                                     InfraorderAculeata   
                                        SuperfamilyVespoidea  – vespoid wasps  
                                           FamilyVespidae  – hornets, paper wasps, potter wasps, yellowjackets  
    Direct Children:  
                                              Genus Brachygastra Perty, 1833  
                                              Genus Delta Saussure, 1855  
                                              Genus Dolichovespula Rohwer, 1916  
                                              Genus Eumenes Latreille, 1802  
                                              Genus Euparagia Cresson, 1879  
                                              Genus Mischocyttarus Saussure, 1853  
                                              Genus Pachodynerus Saussure, 1875  
                                              Genus Paravespula Blüthgen, 1938  
                                              Genus Polistes Latreille, 1802  
                                              Genus Rygchium   
                                              Genus Vespa Linnaeus, 1758  
                                              Genus Vespula Thomson, 1869  
       

 References
       
  Expert(s):    
  Expert: Deans et al. (July 2006)  
  Notes: Consensus on Hymenoptera classification to family by: Andrew Austin, Denis Brothers, Matt Buffington, Andrew Deans, Gary Gibson, John Jennings, Norm Johnson, Johan Liljeblad, Michael Ohl, Lawrence Packer, Fredrik Ronquist, and Robert Wharton   
  Reference for: Vespidae    
       
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Vespidae, paper wasps [English]   
       
  Source: Stoetzel, M. B., 1989, database (version 1.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: hornets[English]   
       
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