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Ardea  Linnaeus, 1758
Taxonomic Serial No.: 174772

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Synonym(s): Casmerodius Gloger, 1842
  Common Name(s): Great Herons [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  
                         OrderPelecaniformes  – Pelicans, pélicans, Ibises, ibis, Herons, hérons  
                            FamilyArdeidae Leach, 1820 – Bitterns, Egrets, Herons  
                               SubfamilyArdeinae Leach, 1820  
                                  GenusArdea Linnaeus, 1758 – Great Herons  
    Direct Children:  
                                     Species Ardea alba Linnaeus, 1758 – Great Egret, Grande Aigrette 
                                     Species Ardea cinerea Linnaeus, 1758 – Gray Heron, Grey Heron, Héron cendré 
                                     Species Ardea cocoi Linnaeus, 1766 – Cocoi Heron, Héron cocoi 
                                     Species Ardea goliath Cretzschmar, 1829 – Goliath Heron 
                                     Species Ardea herodias Linnaeus, 1758 – Garza morena, Great Blue Heron, Grand Héron 
                                     Species Ardea humbloti Milne-Edwards & A. Grandidier, 1885 – Humblot's Heron 
                                     Species Ardea insignis Hume, 1878 – White-bellied Heron 
                                     Species Ardea melanocephala Children & Vigors, 1826 – Black-headed Heron 
                                     Species Ardea modesta J. E. Gray, 1831  
                                     Species Ardea pacifica Latham, 1802 – White-necked Heron 
                                     Species Ardea purpurea Linnaeus, 1766 – Purple Heron, Héron pourpré 
                                     Species Ardea sumatrana Raffles, 1822 – Great-billed Heron 

  Expert: Alan P. Peterson, M.D.  
  Notes: PO Box 1999 Walla Walla, Washington 99362-0999   
  Reference for: Ardea    
  Expert: Richard C. Banks  
  Notes: Chief, Bird Section, U.S.G.S. - B.R.D. - P.W.R.C.   
  Reference for: Ardea    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Ardea   
  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: Ardea   
  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: Ardea   
  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: Ardea   

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