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Gavia  J. R. Forster, 1788
Taxonomic Serial No.: 174468

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Common Name(s): Loons [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2011   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      ClassAves  – Birds, oiseaux  
                         OrderGaviiformes  – Loons, huarts  
                            FamilyGaviidae Allen, 1897 – Loons, Divers  
                               GenusGavia J. R. Forster, 1788 – Loons  
    Direct Children:  
                                  Species Gavia adamsii (G. R. Gray, 1859) – Colimbo de Adams, Yellow-billed Loon, Plongeon à bec blanc, White-billed Diver 
                                  Species Gavia arctica (Linnaeus, 1758) – Arctic Loon, Black-throated Loon, Plongeon arctique 
                                  Species Gavia immer (Brunnich, 1764) – Colimbo mayor, Common Loon, Great Northern Loon, Great Northern Diver, Plongeon huard 
                                  Species Gavia pacifica (Lawrence, 1858) – Pacific Loon, Colimbo pacífico, Plongeon du Pacifique, Pacific Diver 
                                  Species Gavia stellata (Pontoppidan, 1763) – Colimbo menor, Red-throated Loon, Red-throated Diver, Plongeon catmarin 

  Expert: Alan P. Peterson, M.D.  
  Notes: PO Box 1999 Walla Walla, Washington 99362-0999   
  Reference for: Gavia    
  Expert: Richard C. Banks  
  Notes: Chief, Bird Section, U.S.G.S. - B.R.D. - P.W.R.C.   
  Reference for: Gavia    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Gavia   
  Source: Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource, 2011.02.03, website (version 03-Feb-11)  
  Acquired: 2011   
  Notes: "Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource" maintained by Alan P. Peterson at   
  Reference for: Gavia   
  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: Gavia   
  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: Gavia   

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