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Apus  Scopoli, 1777
Taxonomic Serial No.: 178006

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Common Name(s): Common Swifts [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2021   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      ClassAves  – Birds, oiseaux  
                         OrderApodiformes  – Swifts, Hummingbirds  
                            FamilyApodidae  – Swifts  
                                  GenusApus Scopoli, 1777 – Common Swifts  
    Direct Children:  
                                     Species Apus acuticauda (Jerdon, 1864) – Dark-rumped Swift 
                                     Species Apus affinis (J. E. Gray, 1830) – Little Swift 
                                     Species Apus alexandri Hartert, 1901 – Cape Verde Swift 
                                     Species Apus apus (Linnaeus, 1758) – Common Swift 
                                     Species Apus balstoni (Bartlett, 1880) – Malagasy Black Swift 
                                     Species Apus barbatus (P. L. Sclater, 1866) – African Black Swift 
                                     Species Apus batesi (Sharpe, 1904) – Bates's Swift 
                                     Species Apus berliozi Ripley, 1966 – Forbes-Watson's Swift 
                                     Species Apus bradfieldi (Roberts, 1926) – Bradfield's Swift 
                                     Species Apus caffer (M. H. K. Lichtenstein, 1823) – White-rumped Swift 
                                     Species Apus cooki (Harington, 1913) – Cook's Swift 
                                     Species Apus horus (Heuglin, 1869) – Horus Swift 
                                     Species Apus leuconyx (Blyth, 1845) – Blyth's Swift 
                                     Species Apus niansae (Reichenow, 1887) – Nyanza Swift 
                                     Species Apus nipalensis (Hodgson, 1837) – House Swift 
                                     Species Apus pacificus (Latham, 1801) – Fork-tailed Swift, Pacific Swift 
                                     Species Apus pallidus (Shelley, 1870) – Pallid Swift 
                                     Species Apus salimalii Lack, 1958 – Salim Ali's Swift 
                                     Species Apus sladeniae (Ogilvie-Grant, 1904) – Fernando Po Swift 
                                     Species Apus unicolor (Jardine, 1830) – Plain Swift 

  Expert: Alan P. Peterson, M.D.  
  Notes: PO Box 1999 Walla Walla, Washington 99362-0999   
  Reference for: Apus    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: IOC World Bird List (v 11.1), website (version 11.1)  
  Acquired: 2021   
  Notes: Gill, F., and D. Donsker, eds. 2021. IOC World Bird List (v 11.1). doi: 10.14344/IOC.ML.11.1. Available at [Accessed 28 May, 2021]   
  Reference for: Apus   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Apus   
  Source: Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource, 2020.04.03, website (version 03-Apr-20)  
  Acquired: 2020   
  Notes: "Zoonomen Nomenclatural data" maintained by Alan P. Peterson at   
  Reference for: Apus   
  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: Apus, Common Swifts [English]   

 Geographic Information
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  Comment: Bird genus name Apus Scopoli, 1777 (TSN 178006) is a senior homonym of crustacean genus name Apus Cuvier, 1800 (TSN 83762)  



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