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Megapodius  Gaimard, 1823
Taxonomic Serial No.: 175696

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Common Name(s): Megapodes [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2022   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria  – triploblasts  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      ClassAves  – Birds, oiseaux  
                         OrderGalliformes  – Fowls, Gallinaceous Birds, gallinacées, volaille  
                            FamilyMegapodiidae  – Megapodes  
                               GenusMegapodius Gaimard, 1823 – Megapodes  
    Direct Children:  
                                  Species Megapodius bernsteinii Schlegel, 1866 – Mégapode de Bernstein, Talégalo de Sula, frango-do-mato-das-sula, Sula Megapode 
                                  Species Megapodius cumingii Dillwyn, 1853 – Mégapode des Philippines, Talégalo filipino, frango-do-mato-de-barriga-cinzenta, Tabon Scrubfowl, Philippine Scrubfowl, Philippine Megapode 
                                  Species Megapodius decollatus Oustalet, 1878 – New Guinea Megapode, New Guinea Scrubfowl, Mégapode de Nouvelle-Guinée, Talégalo papúa, frango-do-mato-papua 
                                  Species Megapodius eremita Hartlaub, 1868 – Mégapode mélanésien, Talégalo eremita, frango-do-mato-ermitão, Melanesian Megapode 
                                  Species Megapodius freycinet Gaimard, 1823 – Mégapode de Freycinet, Talégalo de Freycinet, frango-do-mato-escuro, Dusky Megapode 
                                  Species Megapodius geelvinkianus A. B. Meyer, 1874 – Biak Megapode, Biak Scrubfowl, Mégapode de Geelvink, Talégalo de Biak, frango-do-mato-de-biak 
                                  Species Megapodius laperouse Gaimard, 1823 – Mégapode de La Pérouse, Talégalo de las Marianas, frango-do-mato-micronésio, La Perouse's Megapode, Micronesian Megapode 
                                  Species Megapodius layardi Tristram, 1879 – Mégapode de Layard, Talégalo de Nuevas Hébridas, frango-do-mato-de-vanuatu, Vanuatu Megapode 
                                  Species Megapodius nicobariensis Blyth, 1846 – Mégapode des Nicobar, Talégalo de Nicobar, frango-do-mato-das-nicobar, Nicobar Megapode 
                                  Species Megapodius pritchardii G. R. Gray, 1864 – Mégapode de Pritchard, Talégalo de las Tonga, frango-do-mato-de-tonga, Niuafoou Scrubfowl, Tongan Scrubfowl, Tongan Megapode 
                                  Species Megapodius reinwardt Dumont, 1823 – Orange-footed Scrubfowl, Mégapode de Reinwardt, Talégalo de Reinwardt, frango-do-mato-de-pés-laranja, Orange-footed Megapode, Scrubfowl 
                                  Species Megapodius tenimberensis P. L. Sclater, 1883 – Mégapode des Tanimbar, Talégalo de Tanimbar, Tanimbar Megapode 

  Expert: Alan P. Peterson, M.D.  
  Notes: PO Box 1999 Walla Walla, Washington 99362-0999   
  Reference for: Megapodius    
  Expert: Richard C. Banks  
  Notes: Chief, Bird Section, U.S.G.S. - B.R.D. - P.W.R.C.   
  Reference for: Megapodius    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: IOC World Bird List (version 12.1), website (version 12.1)  
  Acquired: 2022   
  Notes: Gill, F., D. Donsker, and P. Rasmussen, eds. 2022. IOC World Bird List (v 12.1). doi: 10.14344/IOC.ML.12.1. Available at [Accessed 21 Jan, 2022]   
  Reference for: Megapodius   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Megapodius   
  Source: Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource, 2006.11.09, website (version 09-Nov-06)  
  Acquired: 2006   
  Notes: "Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource" maintained by Alan P. Peterson at   
  Reference for: Megapodius   
  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: Megapodius, Megapodes [English]   

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