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Taxonomic Serial No.: 174670

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Order  
  Common Name(s): Pelicans [English]
    pélicans [French]
    Ibises [English]
    ibis [French]
    Herons [English]
    hérons [French]
  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  
                         OrderPelecaniformes  – Pelicans, pélicans, Ibises, ibis, Herons, hérons  
    Direct Children:  
                            Family Ardeidae Leach, 1820 – Bitterns, Egrets, Herons 
                            Family Balaenicipitidae Bonaparte, 1853 – Shoebill 
                            Family Pelecanidae Rafinesque, 1815 – Pelicans 
                            Family Scopidae Bonaparte, 1849 – Hamerkop 
                            Family Threskiornithidae Poche, 1904 – Ibises, Spoonbills 

  Expert: Richard C. Banks  
  Notes: Chief, Bird Section, U.S.G.S. - B.R.D. - P.W.R.C.   
  Reference for: Pelecaniformes    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: ITIS*ca, website (version 2002)  
  Acquired: 2003   
  Reference for: hérons[French], ibis [French], pélicans [French]   
  Source: ITIS & Species 2000 Catalogue of Life Management Hierarchy, document (version Animalia)  
  Acquired: 2013   
  Notes: M. Ruggiero & D. Gordon, eds. 2013. Consensus Management Hierarchy for the ITIS & Species2000 Catalogue of Life. Contributors: Nicolas Bailly, Thierry Bourgoin, Richard Brusca, Thomas Cavalier-Smith, Daphne Fautin, Dennis Gordon, Gerald Guala, Michael Guiry, Paul Kirk, Elliot Lefkowitz, David Mabberly, David Maddison, Alan Paton, Michael Ruggiero, Peter Stevens, and Brian Tyndall   
  Reference for: Pelecaniformes   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Pelecaniformes   
  Source: Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource, 2011.01.25, website (version 25-Jan-11)  
  Acquired: 2011   
  Notes: "Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource" maintained by Alan P. Peterson at   
  Reference for: Pelecaniformes   
  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: Pelecaniformes, Herons [English]   

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