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Accipitridae  Vigors, 1824
Taxonomic Serial No.: 175280

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Family  
  Synonym(s): Accipitrinae
  Common Name(s): Eagles [English]
    Hawks [English]
    Kites [English]
    aigles [French]
    buses [French]
    éperviers [French]
  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  
                         OrderAccipitriformes  – éperviers, Hawks  
                            FamilyAccipitridae Vigors, 1824 – Eagles, Hawks, Kites, aigles, buses, éperviers  
    Direct Children:  
                               GenusAccipiter Brisson, 1760 – Bird Hawks 
                               GenusAegypius Savigny, 1809  
                               GenusAquila Brisson, 1760 – Golden Eagles 
                               GenusAviceda Swainson, 1836  
                               GenusBusarellus Lesson, 1843  
                               GenusButastur Hodgson, 1843  
                               GenusButeo Lacepede, 1799 – Buteonine Hawks 
                               GenusButeogallus Lesson, 1830 – Black-Hawks 
                               GenusChelictinia Lesson, 1843  
                               GenusChondrohierax Lesson, 1843 – Hook-billed Kites 
                               GenusCircaetus Vieillot, 1816  
                               GenusCircus Lacepede, 1799 – Harriers 
                               GenusDryotriorchis Shelley, 1874  
                               GenusElanoides Vieillot, 1818 – Swallow-tailed Kites 
                               GenusElanus Savigny, 1809 – Black-shouldered Kites 
                               GenusErythrotriorchis Sharpe, 1875  
                               GenusEutriorchis Sharpe, 1875  
                               GenusGampsonyx Vigors, 1825  
                               GenusGeranoaetus Kaup, 1844  
                               GenusGeranospiza Kaup, 1847  
                               GenusGypaetus Storr, 1784  
                               GenusGypohierax Ruppell, 1836  
                               GenusGyps Savigny, 1809  
                               GenusHaliaeetus Savigny, 1809 – Fish Eagles 
                               GenusHaliastur Selby, 1840  
                               GenusHamirostra Brown, 1845  
                               GenusHarpagus Vigors, 1824  
                               GenusHarpia Vieillot, 1816  
                               GenusHarpyhaliaetus Lafresnaye, 1842  
                               GenusHarpyopsis Salvadori, 1875  
                               GenusHelicolestes Bangs & T. E. Penard, 1918  
                               GenusHenicopernis G. R. Gray, 1859  
                               GenusHieraaetus Kaup, 1844  
                               GenusIcthyophaga Lesson, 1843  
                               GenusIctinaetus Blyth, 1843  
                               GenusIctinia Vieillot, 1816 – Mississippi Kites 
                               GenusKaupifalco Bonaparte, 1854  
                               GenusLeptodon Sundevall, 1836  
                               GenusLeucopternis Kaup, 1847  
                               GenusLophaetus Kaup, 1847  
                               GenusLophoictinia Kaup, 1847  
                               GenusLophotriorchis Sharpe, 1874  
                               GenusMacheiramphus Bonaparte, 1850  
                               GenusMegatriorchis Salvadori & Albertis, 1875  
                               GenusMelierax G. R. Gray, 1840  
                               GenusMicronisus G. R. Gray, 1840  
                               GenusMilvus Lacepede, 1799 – Black Kites 
                               GenusMorphnus Dumont, 1816  
                               GenusNecrosyrtes Gloger, 1841  
                               GenusNeophron Savigny, 1809  
                               GenusNisaetus Hodgson, 1836  
                               GenusParabuteo Ridgway, 1874 – Harris' Hawks 
                               GenusPercnohierax Ridgway, 1920  
                               GenusPernis Cuvier, 1816  
                               GenusPithecophaga Ogilvie-Grant, 1896  
                               GenusPolemaetus Heine, 1890  
                               GenusPolyboroides A. Smith, 1829  
                               GenusRostrhamus Lesson, 1830 – Snail Kites 
                               GenusRupornis Kaup, 1844  
                               GenusSarcogyps Lesson, 1842  
                               GenusSpilornis G. R. Gray, 1840  
                               GenusSpizaetus Vieillot, 1816  
                               GenusStephanoaetus W. L. Sclater, 1922  
                               GenusTerathopius Lesson, 1830  
                               GenusTorgos Kaup, 1828  
                               GenusTrigonoceps Lesson, 1842  
                               GenusUrotriorchis Sharpe, 1874  

  Expert: Alan P. Peterson, M.D.   
  Notes: PO Box 1999 Walla Walla, Washington 99362-0999   
  Reference for: Accipitridae    
  Expert: Richard C. Banks   
  Notes: Chief, Bird Section, U.S.G.S. - B.R.D. - P.W.R.C.   
  Reference for: Accipitridae    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: ITIS*ca, website (version 2002)  
  Acquired: 2003   
  Reference for: aigles[French], buses [French], éperviers [French]   
  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: Accipitridae, Eagles [English], Hawks [English], Kites [English]   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Accipitridae   
  Source: Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource, 2011.02.25, website (version 25-Feb-11)  
  Acquired: 2011   
  Notes: "Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource" maintained by Alan P. Peterson at   
  Reference for: Accipitridae   
  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: Accipitridae   
  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: Accipitridae   

 Geographic Information
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