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Taxonomic Serial No.: 176205

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Family  
  Common Name(s): Coots [English]
    Rails [English]
    foulques [French]
    gallinules [French]
    râles [French]
    Waterhens [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2006   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      ClassAves  – Birds, oiseaux  
                         OrderGruiformes  – Cranes, Rails, grues, râles  
                            FamilyRallidae  – Coots, Rails, foulques, gallinules, râles, Waterhens  
    Direct Children:  
                               Genus Aenigmatolimnas J. L. Peters, 1932  
                               Genus Amaurolimnas Sharpe, 1893  
                               Genus Amaurornis Reichenbach, 1853  
                               Genus Anurolimnas Sharpe, 1893  
                               Genus Aramides Pucheran, 1845  
                               Genus Aramidopsis Sharpe, 1893  
                               Genus Atlantisia Lowe, 1923  
                               Genus Canirallus Bonaparte, 1856  
                               Genus Coturnicops G. R. Gray, 1855 – Yellow Rails 
                               Genus Crex Bechstein, 1803 – Corn Crakes 
                               Genus Cyanolimnas Barbour & J. L. Peters, 1927  
                               Genus Dryolimnas Sharpe, 1893  
                               Genus Eulabeornis Gould, 1844  
                               Genus Fulica Linnaeus, 1758 – Coots 
                               Genus Gallicrex Blyth, 1852  
                               Genus Gallinula Brisson, 1760 – Moorhens 
                               Genus Gallirallus Lafresnaye, 1841  
                               Genus Gymnocrex Salvadori, 1875  
                               Genus Habroptila G. R. Gray, 1861  
                               Genus Himantornis Hartlaub, 1855  
                               Genus Laterallus G. R. Gray, 1855 – Black Rails 
                               Genus Lewinia G. R. Gray, 1855  
                               Genus Megacrex Albertis & Salvadori, 1879  
                               Genus Micropygia Bonaparte, 1856  
                               Genus Neocrex P. L. Sclater & Salvin, 1869 – Paint-billed Crakes 
                               Genus Nesoclopeus J. L. Peters, 1932  
                               Genus Pardirallus Bonaparte, 1856 – Spotted Rails 
                               Genus Porphyrio Brisson, 1760 – Swamphens 
                               Genus Porzana Vieillot, 1816 – Soras 
                               Genus Rallina G. R. Gray, 1846 – Red-legged Crakes 
                               Genus Rallus Linnaeus, 1758 – Greater Rails 
                               Genus Rougetius Bonaparte, 1856  
                               Genus Sarothrura Heine, 1890  

  Expert: Alan P. Peterson, M.D.  
  Notes: PO Box 1999 Walla Walla, Washington 99362-0999   
  Reference for: Rallidae    
  Expert: Richard C. Banks  
  Notes: Chief, Bird Section, U.S.G.S. - B.R.D. - P.W.R.C.   
  Reference for: Rallidae    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: ITIS*ca, website (version 2002)  
  Acquired: 2003   
  Reference for: foulques[French], gallinules [French], râles [French]   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Rallidae   
  Source: Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource, 2006.07.04, website (version 04-Jul-06)  
  Acquired: 2006   
  Notes: Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource" maintained by Alan P. Peterson at   
  Reference for: Rallidae   
  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: Rallidae   
  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: Rallidae   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Dickinson, Edward C., ed.  
  Publication Date: 2003   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: The Howard and Moore Complete Checklist of the Birds of the World, 3rd edition   
  Page(s): 1039   
  Publisher: Princeton University Press   
  Publication Place: Princeton, New Jersey, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-691-11701-2   
  Reference for: Rallidae, Coots [English]   

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