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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:  
                               GenusAenigmatolimnas J. L. Peters, 1932  
                               GenusAmaurolimnas Sharpe, 1893  
                               GenusAmaurornis Reichenbach, 1853  
                               GenusAnurolimnas Sharpe, 1893  
                               GenusAramides Pucheran, 1845  
                               GenusAramidopsis Sharpe, 1893  
                               GenusAtlantisia Lowe, 1923  
                               GenusCanirallus Bonaparte, 1856  
                               GenusCoturnicops G. R. Gray, 1855 – Yellow Rails 
                               GenusCrex Bechstein, 1803 – Corn Crakes 
                               GenusCyanolimnas Barbour & J. L. Peters, 1927  
                               GenusDryolimnas Sharpe, 1893  
                               GenusEulabeornis Gould, 1844  
                               GenusFulica Linnaeus, 1758 – Coots 
                               GenusGallicrex Blyth, 1852  
                               GenusGallinula Brisson, 1760 – Moorhens 
                               GenusGallirallus Lafresnaye, 1841  
                               GenusGymnocrex Salvadori, 1875  
                               GenusHabroptila G. R. Gray, 1861  
                               GenusHimantornis Hartlaub, 1855  
                               GenusLaterallus G. R. Gray, 1855 – Black Rails 
                               GenusLewinia G. R. Gray, 1855  
                               GenusMegacrex Albertis & Salvadori, 1879  
                               GenusMicropygia Bonaparte, 1856  
                               GenusNeocrex P. L. Sclater & Salvin, 1869 – Paint-billed Crakes 
                               GenusNesoclopeus J. L. Peters, 1932  
                               GenusPardirallus Bonaparte, 1856 – Spotted Rails 
                               GenusPorphyrio Brisson, 1760 – Swamphens 
                               GenusPorzana Vieillot, 1816 – Soras 
                               GenusRallina G. R. Gray, 1846 – Red-legged Crakes 
                               GenusRallus Linnaeus, 1758 – Greater Rails 
                               GenusRougetius Bonaparte, 1856  
                               GenusSarothrura 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]   

 Geographic Information
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