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Laterallus  G. R. Gray, 1855
Taxonomic Serial No.: 176262

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Common Name(s): Black Rails [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  
    SubkingdomBilateria  – triploblasts  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      ClassAves  – Birds, oiseaux  
                         OrderGruiformes  – Cranes, Rails, grues, râles  
                            FamilyRallidae  – Coots, Rails, foulques, gallinules, râles, Waterhens  
                               GenusLaterallus G. R. Gray, 1855 – Black Rails  
    Direct Children:  
                                  Species Laterallus albigularis (Lawrence, 1861) – White-throated Crake 
                                  Species Laterallus exilis (Temminck, 1831) – Grey-breasted Crake, Gray-breasted Crake 
                                  Species Laterallus jamaicensis (Gmelin, 1789) – Polluela negra, Black Rail, râle noir 
                                  Species Laterallus leucopyrrhus (Vieillot, 1819) – Red-and-white Crake 
                                  Species Laterallus levraudi (P. L. Sclater & Salvin, 1869) – Rusty-flanked Crake 
                                  Species Laterallus melanophaius (Vieillot, 1819) – Rufous-sided Crake 
                                  Species Laterallus ruber (P. L. Sclater & Salvin, 1860) – Polluela rojiza, Ruddy Crake 
                                  Species Laterallus spilonotus (Gould, 1841) – Galapagos Crake 
                                  Species Laterallus xenopterus Conover, 1934 – Rufous-faced Crake 

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

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