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Taxonomic Serial No.: 177958

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Family  
  Synonym(s): Eurostopodidae
  Common Name(s): Nightjars [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2018   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      ClassAves  – Birds, oiseaux  
                            FamilyCaprimulgidae  – Nightjars  
    Direct Children:  
                               GenusAntrostomus Bonaparte, 1838  
                               GenusCaprimulgus Linnaeus, 1758 – Nightjars 
                               GenusChordeiles Swainson, 1832 – Nighthawks 
                               GenusEleothreptus G. R. Gray, 1840  
                               GenusEurostopodus Gould, 1838  
                               GenusGactornis Robbins Han & Braun, 2010  
                               GenusHydropsalis Wagler, 1832  
                               GenusLurocalis Cassin, 1851  
                               GenusLyncornis Gould, 1838  
                               GenusMacropsalis P. L. Sclater, 1866  
                               GenusNyctidromus Gould, 1838 – Pauraques 
                               GenusNyctiphrynus Bonaparte, 1857  
                               GenusNyctipolus Ridgway, 1912  
                               GenusNyctiprogne Bonaparte, 1857  
                               GenusPhalaenoptilus Ridgway, 1880 – Poorwills 
                               GenusSetopagis Ridgway, 1912  
                               GenusSiphonorhis P. L. Sclater, 1861  
                               GenusSystellura Ridgway, 1912  
                               GenusUropsalis W. Miller, 1915  
                               GenusVeles Bangs, 1918  

  Expert: Alan P. Peterson, M.D.   
  Notes: PO Box 1999 Walla Walla, Washington 99362-0999   
  Reference for: Caprimulgidae    
  Expert: Richard C. Banks   
  Notes: Chief, Bird Section, U.S.G.S. - B.R.D. - P.W.R.C.   
  Reference for: Caprimulgidae    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: IOC World Bird List (v 8.2), website (version 8.2), website (version 8.2)  
  Acquired: 2018   
  Notes: Gill, F., and D. Donsker, eds. 2018. IOC World Bird List (v 8.2). Available at [Accessed 26 Jun, 2018]   
  Reference for: Caprimulgidae, Nightjars [English]   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Caprimulgidae   
  Source: Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource, 2018.02.01, website (version 01-Feb-18)  
  Acquired: 2018   
  Notes: "Zoonomen Nomenclatural data" maintained by Alan P. Peterson at   
  Reference for: Caprimulgidae   
  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: Caprimulgidae   

 Geographic Information
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