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Phalacrocorax aristotelis  (Linnaeus, 1761)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 174733

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Common Name(s): European Shag [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
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  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      ClassAves  – Birds, oiseaux  
                         OrderSuliformes  – Cormorants, cormorans  
                            FamilyPhalacrocoracidae Reichenbach, 1849 – Cormorants, Shags  
                               GenusPhalacrocorax Brisson, 1760 – Cormorants  
                                  SpeciesPhalacrocorax aristotelis (Linnaeus, 1761) – European Shag  
    Direct Children:  
                                     Subspecies Phalacrocorax aristotelis aristotelis (Linnaeus, 1761)  
                                     Subspecies Phalacrocorax aristotelis desmarestii (Payraudeau, 1826)  
                                     Subspecies Phalacrocorax aristotelis riggenbachi Hartert, 1923  

  Expert: Alan P. Peterson, M.D.  
  Notes: PO Box 1999 Walla Walla, Washington 99362-0999   
  Reference for: Phalacrocorax aristotelis    
  Other Source(s):    
  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: Phalacrocorax aristotelis, European Shag [English]   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Phalacrocorax aristotelis   
  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 aristotelis   
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