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Scolopax  Linnaeus, 1758
Taxonomic Serial No.: 176577

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Synonym(s): Philohela G. R. Gray, 1841
  Common Name(s): Woodcocks [English]
  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  
                            FamilyScolopacidae Rafinesque, 1815 – Sandpipers, bécasseaux, Snipes  
                               GenusScolopax Linnaeus, 1758 – Woodcocks  
    Direct Children:  
                                  Species Scolopax bukidnonensis R. S. Kennedy, T. H. Fisher, Harrap, Diesmos & Manamtam, 2001 – Bukidnon Woodcock, Bécasse du Bukidnon, Chocha filipina 
                                  Species Scolopax celebensis Riley, 1921 – Sulawesi Woodcock, Bécasse des Célèbes, Chocha de Célebes, galinhola-das-celebes 
                                  Species Scolopax minor J. F. Gmelin, 1789 – Chocha americana, American Woodcock, Bécasse d'Amérique, galinhola-pequena 
                                  Species Scolopax mira E. Hartert, 1916 – Amami Woodcock, Bécasse d'Amami, Chocha de Amami, galinhola-japonesa 
                                  Species Scolopax rochussenii Schlegel, 1866 – Moluccan Woodcock, Bécasse des Moluques, Chocha moluqueña, galinhola-das-molucas 
                                  Species Scolopax rosenbergii Schlegel, 1871 – Bécasse de Nouvelle-Guinée, Chocha papúa, New Guinea Woodcock 
                                  Species Scolopax rusticola Linnaeus, 1758 – Eurasian Woodcock, Bécasse des bois, Chocha perdiz, galinhola 
                                  Species Scolopax saturata Horsfield, 1821 – Javan Woodcock, Bécasse de Java, Chocha oscura, galinhola-ruiva 

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

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