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Falco  Linnaeus, 1758
Taxonomic Serial No.: 175598

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Common Name(s): Falcons [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  
                         OrderFalconiformes  – Falcons, Falconiforms, faucons  
                            FamilyFalconidae Leach, 1820 – Caracaras, Falcons  
                               SubfamilyFalconinae Leach, 1820  
                                  GenusFalco Linnaeus, 1758 – Falcons  
    Direct Children:  
                                     SpeciesFalco alopex (Heuglin, 1861) – Lesser Kestrel, Fox Kestrel 
                                     SpeciesFalco amurensis Radde, 1863 – Amur Falcon 
                                     SpeciesFalco araeus (Oberholser, 1917) – Seychelles Kestrel 
                                     SpeciesFalco ardosiaceus Vieillot, 1823 – Grey Kestrel 
                                     SpeciesFalco berigora Vigors & Horsfield, 1827 – Brown Falcon 
                                     SpeciesFalco biarmicus Temminck, 1825 – Lanner Falcon 
                                     SpeciesFalco cenchroides Vigors & Horsfield, 1827 – Australian Falcon, Nankeen Kestrel 
                                     SpeciesFalco cherrug J. E. Gray, 1834 – Saker Falcon 
                                     SpeciesFalco chicquera Daudin, 1800 – Red-necked Falcon 
                                     SpeciesFalco columbarius Linnaeus, 1758 – Merlin, Halcón esmerejón, Faucon émerillon 
                                     SpeciesFalco concolor Temminck, 1825 – Sooty Falcon 
                                     SpeciesFalco cuvierii A. Smith, 1830 – African Hobby 
                                     SpeciesFalco deiroleucus Temminck, 1825 – Orange-breasted Falcon, Halcón pecho rufo, Faucon orangé 
                                     SpeciesFalco dickinsoni P. L. Sclater, 1864 – Dickinson's Kestrel 
                                     SpeciesFalco eleonorae Gene, 1839 – Eleonora's Falcon 
                                     SpeciesFalco fasciinucha Reichenow & Neumann, 1895 – Taita Falcon 
                                     SpeciesFalco femoralis Temminck, 1822 – Aplomado Falcon, Halcón fajado, Faucon aplomado 
                                     SpeciesFalco hypoleucos Gould, 1841 – Grey Falcon 
                                     SpeciesFalco jugger J. E. Gray, 1834 – Laggar Falcon 
                                     SpeciesFalco longipennis Swainson, 1838 – Australian Hobby 
                                     SpeciesFalco mexicanus Schlegel, 1850 – Prairie Falcon, Halcón mexicano, Faucon des prairies 
                                     SpeciesFalco moluccensis (Bonaparte, 1850) – Spotted Kestrel 
                                     SpeciesFalco naumanni Fleischer, 1818 – Lesser Kestrel 
                                     SpeciesFalco newtoni (Gurney, 1863) – Madagascan Kestrel, Malagasy Kestrel 
                                     SpeciesFalco novaeseelandiae Gmelin, 1788 – New Zealand Falcon 
                                     SpeciesFalco pelegrinoides Temminck, 1829 – Barbary Falcon 
                                     SpeciesFalco peregrinus Tunstall, 1771 – Peregrine Falcon, Halcón peregrino, faucon pélerin, Faucon pèlerin 
                                     SpeciesFalco punctatus Temminck, 1821 – Mauritius Kestrel 
                                     SpeciesFalco rufigularis Daudin, 1800 – Bat Falcon, Halcón enano, Faucon des chauves-souris 
                                     SpeciesFalco rupicoloides A. Smith, 1829 – Greater Kestrel 
                                     SpeciesFalco rupicolus Daudin, 1800 – Rock Kestrel 
                                     SpeciesFalco rusticolus Linnaeus, 1758 – Gyrfalcon, Faucon gerfaut 
                                     SpeciesFalco severus Horsfield, 1821 – Oriental Hobby 
                                     SpeciesFalco sparverius Linnaeus, 1758 – American Kestrel, Cernícalo americano, Crécerelle d'Amérique 
                                     SpeciesFalco subbuteo Linnaeus, 1758 – Northern Hobby, Eurasian Hobby, Faucon hobereau 
                                     SpeciesFalco subniger G. R. Gray, 1843 – Black Falcon 
                                     SpeciesFalco tinnunculus Linnaeus, 1758 – Eurasian Kestrel, Common Kestrel, Faucon crécerelle 
                                     SpeciesFalco vespertinus Linnaeus, 1766 – Red-footed Falcon, Faucon kobez 
                                     SpeciesFalco zoniventris W. Peters, 1854 – Banded Kestrel 

  Expert: Alan P. Peterson, M.D.   
  Notes: PO Box 1999 Walla Walla, Washington 99362-0999   
  Reference for: Falco    
  Expert: Richard C. Banks   
  Notes: Chief, Bird Section, U.S.G.S. - B.R.D. - P.W.R.C.   
  Reference for: Falco    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Falco   
  Source: Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource, 2011.02.06, website (version 06-Feb-11)  
  Acquired: 2011   
  Notes: "Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource" maintained by Alan P. Peterson at   
  Reference for: Falco   
  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: Falco, Falcons [English]   
  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: Falco, Falcons [English]   

 Geographic Information
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