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Circus  Lacepede, 1799
Taxonomic Serial No.: 175429

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Common Name(s): Harriers [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  
                         OrderAccipitriformes  – éperviers, Hawks  
                            FamilyAccipitridae Vigors, 1824 – Eagles, Hawks, Kites, aigles, buses, éperviers  
                               GenusCircus Lacepede, 1799 – Harriers  
    Direct Children:  
                                  Species Circus aeruginosus (Linnaeus, 1758) – Western Marsh Harrier, Busard des roseaux 
                                  Species Circus approximans Peale, 1848 – Swamp Harrier 
                                  Species Circus assimilis Jardine & Selby, 1828 – Spotted Harrier 
                                  Species Circus buffoni (Gmelin, 1788) – Long-winged Harrier, Busard de Buffon 
                                  Species Circus cinereus Vieillot, 1816 – Cinereous Harrier 
                                  Species Circus cyaneus (Linnaeus, 1766) – Gavilán rastrero, Northern Harrier, Busard Saint-Martin 
                                  Species Circus macrosceles A. Newton, 1863 – Malagasy Harrier 
                                  Species Circus macrourus (S. G. Gmelin, 1770) – Pallid Harrier 
                                  Species Circus maillardi J. Verreaux, 1862 – Malagasy Marsh Harrier, Reunion Harrier 
                                  Species Circus maurus (Temminck, 1828) – Black Harrier 
                                  Species Circus melanoleucos (Pennant, 1769) – Pied Harrier 
                                  Species Circus pygargus (Linnaeus, 1758) – Montagu's Harrier 
                                  Species Circus ranivorus (Daudin, 1800) – African Marsh Harrier 
                                  Species Circus spilonotus Kaup, 1847 – Eastern Marsh Harrier 
                                  Species Circus spilothorax Salvadori & Albertis, 1875 – Papuan Harrier 

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

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