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Taxonomic Serial No.: 176445

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Order  
  Synonym(s): Turnices
  Common Name(s): Shore Birds [English]
    Gulls [English]
    Alcids [English]
    Plovers [English]
    Oystercatchers [English]
    goélands [French]
    alcidés [French]
    Auks [English]
    huîtriers [French]
  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  
                         OrderCharadriiformes  – Shore Birds, Gulls, Alcids, Plovers, Oystercatchers, goélands, alcidés, Auks, huîtriers  
    Direct Children:  
                            Family Alcidae  – Murres, Auks, Guillemots, Murrelets, Puffins, guillemots 
                            Family Burhinidae Mathews, 1912 – Thick-knees, Stone-curlews 
                            Family Charadriidae Leach, 1820 – Plovers 
                            Family Chionidae R. Lesson, 1828 – Sheathbills 
                            Family Dromadidae  – Crab-plover 
                            Family Glareolidae Brehm, 1831 – Coursers, Pratincoles 
                            Family Haematopodidae  – huîtriers, Oystercatchers 
                            Family Ibidorhynchidae  – Ibisbill 
                            Family Jacanidae Chenu & Des Murs, 1854 – Jacanas 
                            Family Laridae  – Gulls, Terns, becs-en-ciseaux, goélands, labbes, mouettes, Skimmers 
                            Family Pedionomidae Bonaparte, 1856 – Plains-wanderer 
                            Family Pluvianellidae Reichenbach, 1848 – Magellanic Plover 
                            Family Pluvianidae W. MacGillivray, 1852 – Egyptian Plover 
                            Family Recurvirostridae  – Stilts, Avocets 
                            Family Rostratulidae Mathews, 1911 – Painted Snipes 
                            Family Scolopacidae Rafinesque, 1815 – Sandpipers, bécasseaux, Snipes 
                            Family Stercorariidae  – sternes, Skuas 
                            Family Thinocoridae Sundevall, 1836 – Seedsnipes 
                            Family Turnicidae  – Buttonquails, Buttonquail 

  Expert: Richard C. Banks  
  Notes: Chief, Bird Section, U.S.G.S. - B.R.D. - P.W.R.C.   
  Reference for: Charadriiformes    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: ITIS*ca, website (version 2002)  
  Acquired: 2003   
  Reference for: alcidés[French], goélands [French], huîtriers [French]   
  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: Charadriiformes   
  Source: ITIS & Species 2000 Catalogue of Life Management Hierarchy, document (version Animalia)  
  Acquired: 2013   
  Notes: M. Ruggiero & D. Gordon, eds. 2013. Consensus Management Hierarchy for the ITIS & Species2000 Catalogue of Life. Contributors: Nicolas Bailly, Thierry Bourgoin, Richard Brusca, Thomas Cavalier-Smith, Daphne Fautin, Dennis Gordon, Gerald Guala, Michael Guiry, Paul Kirk, Elliot Lefkowitz, David Mabberly, David Maddison, Alan Paton, Michael Ruggiero, Peter Stevens, and Brian Tyndall   
  Reference for: Charadriiformes   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Charadriiformes, Shore Birds [English]   
  Source: Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource, 2011.04.02, website (version 02-Apr-11)  
  Acquired: 2011   
  Notes: "Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource" maintained by Alan P. Peterson at   
  Reference for: Charadriiformes   
  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: Charadriiformes, Shore Birds [English]   

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