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Phalacrocorax  Brisson, 1760
Taxonomic Serial No.: 174714

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Common Name(s): Cormorants [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  
    SubkingdomBilateria  – triploblasts  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      ClassAves  – Birds, oiseaux  
                         OrderSuliformes  – Cormorants, cormorans  
                            FamilyPhalacrocoracidae Reichenbach, 1849 – Cormorants, Shags  
                               GenusPhalacrocorax Brisson, 1760 – Cormorants  
    Direct Children:  
                                  Species Phalacrocorax aristotelis (Linnaeus, 1761) – European Shag 
                                  Species Phalacrocorax auritus (Lesson, 1831) – Cormorán orejudo, Double-crested Cormorant, Cormoran ŕ aigrettes 
                                  Species Phalacrocorax brasilianus (Gmelin, 1789) – Cormorán oliváceo, Neotropic Cormorant, Cormoran vigua 
                                  Species Phalacrocorax capensis (Sparrman, 1788) – Cape Cormorant 
                                  Species Phalacrocorax capillatus (Temminck & Schlegel, 1849) – Japanese Cormorant 
                                  Species Phalacrocorax carbo (Linnaeus, 1758) – Great Cormorant, Grand Cormoran 
                                  Species Phalacrocorax featherstoni Buller, 1873 – Pitt Shag 
                                  Species Phalacrocorax fuscescens (Vieillot, 1817) – Black-faced Cormorant 
                                  Species Phalacrocorax fuscicollis Stephens, 1826 – Indian Cormorant 
                                  Species Phalacrocorax gaimardi (Lesson & Garnot, 1828) – Red-legged Cormorant 
                                  Species Phalacrocorax harrisi Rothschild, 1898 – Flightless Cormorant 
                                  Species Phalacrocorax lucidus (Lichtenstein, 1823) – White-breasted Cormorant 
                                  Species Phalacrocorax magellanicus (Gmelin, 1789) – Rock Shag 
                                  Species Phalacrocorax neglectus (Wahlberg, 1855) – Bank Cormorant 
                                  Species Phalacrocorax nigrogularis Ogilvie-Grant & H. O. Forbes, 1899 – Socotra Cormorant 
                                  Species Phalacrocorax pelagicus Pallas, 1811 – Pelagic Cormorant, Cormorán pelágico, Cormoran pélagique 
                                  Species Phalacrocorax penicillatus (Brandt, 1837) – Brandt's Cormorant, Cormorán de Brandt, Cormoran de Brandt 
                                  Species Phalacrocorax perspicillatus Pallas, 1811  
                                  Species Phalacrocorax punctatus (Sparrman, 1786) – Spotted Shag 
                                  Species Phalacrocorax sulcirostris (Brandt, 1837) – Little Black Cormorant 
                                  Species Phalacrocorax urile (Gmelin, 1789) – Red-faced Cormorant, Cormoran ŕ face rouge 
                                  Species Phalacrocorax varius (Gmelin, 1789) – Australian Pied Cormorant 

  Expert: Alan P. Peterson, M.D.  
  Notes: PO Box 1999 Walla Walla, Washington 99362-0999   
  Reference for: Phalacrocorax    
  Expert: Richard C. Banks  
  Notes: Chief, Bird Section, U.S.G.S. - B.R.D. - P.W.R.C.   
  Reference for: Phalacrocorax    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Phalacrocorax   
  Source: Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource, 2011.01.03, website (version 03-Jan-11)  
  Acquired: 2011   
  Notes: "Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource" maintained by Alan P. Peterson at   
  Reference for: Phalacrocorax   
  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: Phalacrocorax   
  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: Phalacrocorax   

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