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Alcidae 
Taxonomic Serial No.: 176967

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Family  
  Synonym(s):    
  Common Name(s): Murres [English]
 
    Auks [English]
 
    Guillemots [English]
 
    Murrelets [English]
 
    Puffins [English]
 
    guillemots [French]
 
       
  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  
    SubkingdomBilateria   
       InfrakingdomDeuterostomia   
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                InfraphylumGnathostomata   
                   SuperclassTetrapoda   
                      ClassAves  – Birds, oiseaux  
                         OrderCharadriiformes  – Shore Birds, Gulls, Alcids, Plovers, Oystercatchers, goélands, alcidés, Auks, huîtriers  
                            FamilyAlcidae  – Murres, Auks, Guillemots, Murrelets, Puffins, guillemots  
    Direct Children:  
                               Genus Aethia Merrem, 1788 – Least Auklets 
                               Genus Alca Linnaeus, 1758 – Razorbills 
                               Genus Alle Link, 1806 – Dovekies 
                               Genus Brachyramphus Brandt, 1837 – Marbled Murrelets 
                               Genus Cepphus Pallas, 1769 – Guillemots 
                               Genus Cerorhinca Bonaparte, 1828 – Rhinoceros Auklets 
                               Genus Fratercula Brisson, 1760 – Puffins 
                               Genus Pinguinus Bonnaterre, 1791 – Great Auks 
                               Genus Ptychoramphus Brandt, 1837 – Cassin's Auklets 
                               Genus Synthliboramphus Brandt, 1837 – Ancient Murrelets 
                               Genus Uria Brisson, 1760 – Murres 
       

 References
       
  Expert(s):    
  Expert: Richard C. Banks  
  Notes: Chief, Bird Section, U.S.G.S. - B.R.D. - P.W.R.C.   
  Reference for: Alcidae    
       
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: IOC World Bird List, Master List v2.9, website (version 2.9)  
  Acquired: 2011   
  Notes: Master list and sub-lists are maintained at http://www.worldbirdnames.org/names.html, and 'virtually replace' Gill & Wright 2006 (Birds of the World, Recommended English Names)   
  Reference for: Alcidae, Auks [English]   
       
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Alcidae   
       
  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 http://www.zoonomen.net   
  Reference for: Alcidae   
       
  Publication(s):    
  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   
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  Notes: As-yet (2003) unpublished manuscript from 1998   
  Reference for: Alcidae   
       

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