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Coccyzus americanus occidentalis  Ridgway, 1887
Taxonomic Serial No.: 177833

 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Subspecies  
  Common Name(s):    
  Valid Name: Coccyzus americanus (Linnaeus, 1758)
 
       
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: invalid - other, see comments   
       
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  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
       

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  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
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  Reference for: Coccyzus americanus occidentalis   
       
  Publication(s):    
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Banks, Richard C.  
  Publication Date: 1988   
  Article/Chapter Title: Geographic variation in the Yellow-billed Cuckoo   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: The Condor, vol. 90, no. 2   
  Page(s): 473-477   
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  ISBN/ISSN: 0010-5422   
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  Reference for: Coccyzus americanus occidentalis   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Banks, Richard C.  
  Publication Date: 1990   
  Article/Chapter Title: Geographic variation in the Yellow-billed Cuckoo: comments and corrections   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: The Condor, vol. 92, no. 2   
  Page(s): 538   
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  ISBN/ISSN: 0010-5422   
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  Reference for: Coccyzus americanus occidentalis   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Pruett, Christin L., Daniel D. Gibson, and Kevin Winker  
  Publication Date: 2002   
  Article/Chapter Title: Molecular "Cuckoo Clock" Suggests Listing of Western Yellow-billed Cuckoos May Be Warranted   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: The Wilson Bulletin, vol. 113, no. 2   
  Page(s): 228-231   
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  ISBN/ISSN: 0043-5643   
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  Reference for: Coccyzus americanus occidentalis   
       

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 Comments
       
  Comment: Although Coccyzus americanus occidentalis Ridgway, 1887 had been recognized as a valid subspecies, Banks (1988, 1990) concluded, based on morphological evidence, that C. americanus "should be treated as a monotypic species." Later work (Pruett et al., 2001) based on molecular evidence supports "the separation of the Yellow-billed Cockoo into two subspecies." Re-evaluation of the status of occidentalis may be warranted  
 

 

   

 
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