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Scolopacidae  Rafinesque, 1815
Taxonomic Serial No.: 176568

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Family  
  Synonym(s): Phalaropodidae
  Common Name(s): Sandpipers [English]
    bécasseaux [French]
    Snipes [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2011   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      ClassAves  – Birds, oiseaux  
                         OrderCharadriiformes  – Shore Birds, Gulls, Alcids, Plovers, Oystercatchers, goélands, alcidés, Auks, huîtriers  
                            FamilyScolopacidae Rafinesque, 1815 – Sandpipers, bécasseaux, Snipes  
    Direct Children:  
                               Genus Actitis Illiger, 1811 – Spotted Sandpipers 
                               Genus Aechmorhynchus Coues, 1874  
                               Genus Aphriza Audubon, 1839 – Surfbirds 
                               Genus Arenaria Brisson, 1760 – Turnstones 
                               Genus Bartramia Lesson, 1831 – Upland Sandpipers 
                               Genus Calidris Merrem, 1804 – Stints 
                               Genus Coenocorypha G. R. Gray, 1855  
                               Genus Eurynorhynchus Nilsson, 1821 – Spoonbill Sandpipers 
                               Genus Gallinago Brisson, 1760 – Snipes 
                               Genus Limicola Koch, 1816 – Broad-billed Sandpipers 
                               Genus Limnodromus Wied-Neuwied, 1833 – Dowitchers 
                               Genus Limosa Brisson, 1760 – Godwits 
                               Genus Lymnocryptes F. Boie, 1826 – Jack Snipes 
                               Genus Numenius Brisson, 1760 – Curlews 
                               Genus Phalaropus Brisson, 1760 – Phalaropes 
                               Genus Philomachus Merrem, 1804 – Ruffs 
                               Genus Prosobonia Bonaparte, 1850  
                               Genus Scolopax Linnaeus, 1758 – Woodcocks 
                               Genus Tringa Linnaeus, 1758 – Redshanks 
                               Genus Tryngites Cabanis, 1857 – Buff-breasted Sandpipers 
                               Genus Xenus Kaup, 1829 – Terek Sandpipers 

  Expert: Alan P. Peterson, M.D.  
  Notes: PO Box 1999 Walla Walla, Washington 99362-0999   
  Reference for: Scolopacidae    
  Expert: Richard C. Banks  
  Notes: Chief, Bird Section, U.S.G.S. - B.R.D. - P.W.R.C.   
  Reference for: Scolopacidae    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: ITIS*ca, website (version 2002)  
  Acquired: 2003   
  Reference for: bécasseaux[French]   
  Source: IOC World Bird List, Master List v2.9, website (version 2.9)  
  Acquired: 2011   
  Notes: Master list and sub-lists are maintained at, and 'virtually replace' Gill & Wright 2006 (Birds of the World, Recommended English Names)   
  Reference for: Scolopacidae, Sandpipers [English], Snipes [English]   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Scolopacidae   
  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: Scolopacidae   
  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: Scolopacidae   
  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: Scolopacidae   

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