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Phaethon aethereus  Linnaeus, 1758
Taxonomic Serial No.: 174673

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Common Name(s): Rabijunco pico rojo [Spanish]
    Phaéton à bec rouge [French]
    Red-billed Tropicbird [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      ClassAves  – Birds, oiseaux  
                         OrderPhaethontiformes  – Tropicbirds  
                            FamilyPhaethontidae J. F. von Brandt, 1840 – Tropicbirds  
                               GenusPhaethon Linnaeus, 1758 – Tropicbirds  
                                  SpeciesPhaethon aethereus Linnaeus, 1758 – Rabijunco pico rojo, Phaéton à bec rouge, Red-billed Tropicbird  
    Direct Children:  
                                     Subspecies Phaethon aethereus aethereus Linnaeus, 1758  
                                     Subspecies Phaethon aethereus indicus Hume, 1876  
                                     Subspecies Phaethon aethereus mesonauta J. L. Peters, 1930  

  Expert: Alan P. Peterson, M.D.  
  Notes: PO Box 1999 Walla Walla, Washington 99362-0999   
  Reference for: Phaethon aethereus    
  Expert: Richard C. Banks  
  Notes: Chief, Bird Section, U.S.G.S. - B.R.D. - P.W.R.C.   
  Reference for: Phaethon aethereus    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: AOU Check-List (07-2005), website (version Jul-2005)  
  Acquired: 2005   
  Notes: American Ornithologists' Union's "LIST OF THE 2,037 BIRD SPECIES (WITH SCIENTIFIC AND ENGLISH NAMES) KNOWN FROM THE A.O.U. CHECK-LIST AREA" (AOU Check-list, 7th edition, updated with Supplements 42-46), maintained at   
  Reference for: Red-billed Tropicbird[English]   
  Source: AOU Check-List (08-2011), website (version Aug-2011)  
  Acquired: 2011   
  Notes: American Ornithologists' Union's "Check-list of North American Birds - List of the 2,078 Bird Species Known From the A.O.U. Check-list Area" (AOU Check-list, 7th edition, updated with Supplements 42-52), maintained at   
  Reference for: Phaethon aethereus, Red-billed Tropicbird [English], Phaéton à bec rouge [French]   
  Source: Comisión Nacional para el Conocimiento y Uso de la Biodiversidad, database (version undefined)  
  Acquired: 2001   
  Notes: CONABIO: (   
  Reference for: Rabijunco pico rojo[Spanish]   
  Source: Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive, website (version 2014)  
  Acquired: 2014   
  Notes: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2014). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. Available at:   
  Reference for: Phaethon aethereus   
  Source: IOC World Bird List (v 5.4), website (version 5.4), website (version 5.4)  
  Acquired: 2015   
  Notes: Gill, F., and D. Donsker, eds. 2015. IOC World Bird List (v 5.1). Available at [Accessed 01 February, 2015]   
  Reference for: Phaethon aethereus, Red-billed Tropicbird [English]   
  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: Phaethon aethereus, Red-billed Tropicbird [English]   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Phaethon aethereus   
  Source: Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource, 2015.02.01, website (version 01-Feb-15)  
  Acquired: 2015   
  Notes: "Zoonomen Nomenclatural data" maintained by Alan P. Peterson at   
  Reference for: Phaethon aethereus   
  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: Phaethon aethereus   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Gill, Frank, and Minturn Wright  
  Publication Date: 2006   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Birds of the World: Recommended English Names   
  Page(s): ix + 259   
  Publisher: Princeton University Press   
  Publication Place: Princeton, New Jersey, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-691-12827-8   
  Notes: Includes a CD-ROM with the full dataset   
  Reference for: Phaethon aethereus, Red-billed Tropicbird [English]   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Linnaeus, Carl  
  Publication Date: 1758   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Systema naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. 10th Edition. Vol. 1   
  Page(s): 823   
  Publisher: Laurentii Salvii   
  Publication Place: Holmiae (Stockholm, Sweden)   
  Notes: Available online at and   
  Reference for: original description   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: East Pacific  
    Western Atlantic Ocean  
    Indo-West Pacific  
    Eastern Atlantic Ocean  
  Jurisdiction/Origin: Caribbean Territories, Native  
    Continental US, Native  
    Hawaii, Incidental  
    Mexico, Native  






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