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Megaceryle  Kaup, 1848
Taxonomic Serial No.: 178105

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Synonym(s):    
  Common Name(s):    
       
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
       
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2005   
       

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
       
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria   
       InfrakingdomDeuterostomia   
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                InfraphylumGnathostomata   
                   SuperclassTetrapoda   
                      ClassAves  – Birds, oiseaux  
                         OrderCoraciiformes  – Kingfishers, Rollers, martins-pêcheurs  
                            FamilyAlcedinidae  – Kingfishers  
                               SubfamilyCerylinae   
                                  GenusMegaceryle Kaup, 1848  
    Direct Children:  
                                     Species Megaceryle alcyon (Linnaeus, 1758) – Belted Kingfisher 
                                     Species Megaceryle lugubris (Temminck, 1834) – Crested Kingfisher 
                                     Species Megaceryle maxima (Pallas, 1769) – Giant Kingfisher 
                                     Species Megaceryle torquata (Linnaeus, 1766) – Ringed Kingfisher 
       

 References
       
  Expert(s):    
  Expert: Alan P. Peterson, M.D.  
  Notes: PO Box 1999 Walla Walla, Washington 99362-0999   
  Reference for: Megaceryle    
       
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: A classification of the bird species of South America - 28/11/05, website (version 28-Nov-05)  
  Acquired: 2005   
  Notes: Remsen, J. V., Jr., A. Jaramillo, M. Nores, J. F. Pacheco, M. B. Robbins, T. S. Schulenberg, F. G. Stiles, J. M. C. da Silva, D. F. Stotz, and K. J. Zimmer. American Ornithologists' Union. http://www.museum.lsu.edu/~Remsen/SACCBaseline.html   
  Reference for: Megaceryle   
       
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Megaceryle   
       
  Source: Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource, 2005.11.05, website (version 05-Nov-05)  
  Acquired: 2005   
  Notes: Zoonomen Nomenclatural data maintained by Alan P. Peterson at http://www.zoonomen.net   
  Reference for: Megaceryle   
       
  Publication(s):    
  Author(s)/Editor(s): American Ornithologists' Union  
  Publication Date: 2004   
  Article/Chapter Title: Forty-fifth supplement to the American Ornithologists' Union Check-list of North American birds   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: The Auk, vol. 121, no. 3   
  Page(s): 985-995   
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  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 0004-8038   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Megaceryle   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Dickinson, Edward C., ed.  
  Publication Date: 2003   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: The Howard and Moore Complete Checklist of the Birds of the World, 3rd edition   
  Page(s): 1039   
  Publisher: Princeton University Press   
  Publication Place: Princeton, New Jersey, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-691-11701-2   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Megaceryle   
       

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 Comments
       
  Comment: Remsen et al. (2005) comment on the status of Megaceryle Kaup 1848 in their developing South American Check-List as follows: "Megaceryle torquata and M. alcyon have been placed in the genus Ceryle in many classifications (e.g., Meyer de Schauensee 1970, AOU 1983, 1998), but most classifications have followed Fry (1980) in restricting Ceryle to Old World C. rudis (e.g., Sibley & Monroe 1990, Fry & Fry 1992, Woodall 2001). Data to support either treatment are minimal." They there list "Megaceryle torquata Ringed Kingfisher" and "Megaceryle alcyon Belted Kingfisher" as current valid names  
    Despite the apparent retention of Megaceryle Kaup, 1848 (TSN 178105) as a subgenus of Ceryle Boie, 1828 (TSN 178118) the AOU 45th supplement (2004) includes this conditional note "The subgenus Megaceryle is often (e.g., Fry 1980, Fry and Fry 1992, Woodall 2001) considered to be a distinct genus"  
 

 

   

 
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