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Taxonomic Serial No.: 178265

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Order  
  Synonym(s): Eurylami
  Common Name(s): Perching Birds [English]
    passereaux [French]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2015   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      ClassAves  – Birds, oiseaux  
                         OrderPasseriformes  – Perching Birds, passereaux  
    Direct Children:  
                            Family Acanthisittidae   
                            Family Acanthizidae Bonaparte, 1854  
                            Family Acrocephalidae Salvin, 1882  
                            Family Aegithalidae  – Bushtits 
                            Family Aegithinidae G. R. Gray, 1869  
                            Family Alaudidae Vigors, 1825 – Larks 
                            Family Arcanatoridae   
                            Family Artamidae Vigors, 1825 – Woodswallows 
                            Family Atrichornithidae   
                            Family Bernieridae Cibois, David, Gergory & Pasquet, 2010  
                            Family Bombycillidae Swainson, 1831 – Waxwings 
                            Family Buphagidae Lesson, 1828  
                            Family Calcariidae  – Longspurs, Snow Buntings 
                            Family Callaeatidae Sundevall, 1836 – Wattled Crows 
                            Family Campephagidae Vigors, 1825 – Cuckoo-Shrikes, Cuckooshrikes 
                            Family Cardinalidae  – Cardinals, Grosbeaks, Saltators, Cardinal-Grosbeaks 
                            Family Certhiidae Leach, 1820 – Creepers, grimpereaux 
                            Family Cettiidae   
                            Family Chaetopidae   
                            Family Chloropseidae Wetmore, 1960  
                            Family Cinclidae Sundevall, 1836 – Dippers 
                            Family Cisticolidae Sundevall, 1872  
                            Family Climacteridae   
                            Family Cnemophilidae Mayr, 1962  
                            Family Coerebidae  – Bananaquits, Bananaquit 
                            Family Conopophagidae Sclater & Salvin, 1873  
                            Family Corcoracidae Mathews, 1925  
                            Family Corvidae Leach, 1820 – Crows, Jays, Magpies, corneilles, geais, pies 
                            Family Cotingidae   
                            Family Cracticidae Chenu & Des Murs, 1853  
                            Family Dasyornithidae   
                            Family Dicaeidae Bonaparte, 1853  
                            Family Dicruridae Vigors, 1825 – Drongos 
                            Family Donacobiidae Aleixo & Pacheco, 2006  
                            Family Dulidae P. L. Sclater, 1862  
                            Family Emberizidae  – Emberizid Finches, American Sparrows, Towhees, Buntings, New World Sparrows 
                            Family Erythrocercidae Fregin, Haase, Olsson & Alström, 2012  
                            Family Estrildidae Bonaparte, 1850 – Waxbills, Munias 
                            Family Eupetidae   
                            Family Eurylaimidae   
                            Family Formicariidae G. R. Gray, 1840  
                            Family Fringillidae Leach, 1820 – gros-becs, moineaux, roselins, Old World Finches, Finches, Hawaiian Honeycreepers 
                            Family Furnariidae   
                            Family Grallariidae P. L. Sclater & O. Salvin, 1873  
                            Family Hirundinidae Rafinesque, 1815  
                            Family Hyliotidae   
                            Family Hylocitreidae   
                            Family Hypocoliidae Delacour & Amadon, 1949  
                            Family Icteridae  – American Blackbirds, Orioles, New World Blackbirds 
                            Family Irenidae Jerdon, 1863  
                            Family Laniidae Rafinesque, 1815 – Shrikes 
                            Family Leiothrichidae Swainson, 1832  
                            Family Locustellidae Bonaparte, 1875  
                            Family Machaerirhynchidae   
                            Family Macrosphenidae Wolters, 1983  
                            Family Malaconotidae Swainson, 1824  
                            Family Maluridae   
                            Family Melanocharitidae Sibley & Ahlquist, 1985  
                            Family Melanopareiidae Ericson et al., 2010  
                            Family Meliphagidae  – Honeyeaters 
                            Family Menuridae   
                            Family Mimidae Bonaparte, 1853 – Mockingbirds, Thrashers 
                            Family Mohoidae R. C. Fleischer H. F. James & S. L. Olson, 2008 – Oos 
                            Family Monarchidae Bonaparte, 1854  
                            Family Motacillidae Horsfield, 1821 – Pipits, Wagtails 
                            Family Muscicapidae Fleming, 1822 – Old World Flycatchers, Chats 
                            Family Nectariniidae Vigors, 1825  
                            Family Neosittidae Ridgway, 1904  
                            Family Nicatoridae   
                            Family Notiomystidae A. Driskell, Christidis, Gill, Boles, Barker, & Longmore, 2007  
                            Family Oreoicidae   
                            Family Oriolidae Vigors, 1825  
                            Family Orthonychidae G. R. Gray, 1840  
                            Family Pachycephalidae Swainson, 1831  
                            Family Panuridae Des Murs, 1860  
                            Family Paradisaeidae Vigors, 1825  
                            Family Paramythiidae P. L. Sclater, 1893  
                            Family Pardalotidae Strickland, 1842  
                            Family Paridae Vigors, 1825 – Chickadees, Titmice, Tits 
                            Family Parulidae  – New World Warblers, Wood-Warblers 
                            Family Passeridae Rafinesque, 1815  
                            Family Pellorneidae Vigors & Delacour, 1946  
                            Family Petroicidae Mathews, 1920  
                            Family Peucedramidae Wolters, 1980 – Olive Warbler 
                            Family Philepittidae   
                            Family Phylloscopidae   
                            Family Picathartidae Lowe, 1938  
                            Family Pipridae   
                            Family Pittidae   
                            Family Pityriaseidae Mayr & Amadon, 1951  
                            Family Platysteiridae Mathews, 1922  
                            Family Ploceidae Sundevall, 1836 – Bishops, Weavers, Widowbirds 
                            Family Pnoepygidae   
                            Family Polioptilidae S. F. Baird, 1858 – Gnatcatchers, gobe-mouches 
                            Family Pomatostomidae Schodde, 1975  
                            Family Prionopidae Swainson, 1824  
                            Family Promeropidae Vigors, 1825  
                            Family Prunellidae Richmond, 1908 – Accentors 
                            Family Psophodidae Bonaparte, 1854  
                            Family Ptilogonatidae Baird, 1858 – Silky-Flycatchers 
                            Family Ptilonorhynchidae  – Bowerbirds 
                            Family Pycnonotidae G. R. Gray, 1840 – Bulbuls 
                            Family Regulidae Vigors, 1825 – Kinglets, Goldcrests, roitelets 
                            Family Remizidae Olphe-Galliard, 1891 – Penduline Tits, Verdins 
                            Family Rhinocryptidae Wetmore, 1930  
                            Family Rhipiduridae Sundevall, 1872  
                            Family Sapayoaidae   
                            Family Scotocercidae Fregin, Haase, Olsson & Alström, 2012  
                            Family Sittidae Lesson, 1828 – Nuthatches 
                            Family Stenostiridae   
                            Family Sturnidae Rafinesque, 1815 – étourneaux, Starlings 
                            Family Sylviidae Leach, 1820 – fauvettes, gobe-mouches, Sylviid Babblers 
                            Family Tephrodornithidae   
                            Family Thamnophilidae Swainson, 1824  
                            Family Thraupidae  – Tanagers 
                            Family Tichodromidae Swainson, 1827  
                            Family Timaliidae Vigors & Horsfield, 1827  
                            Family Troglodytidae Swainson, 1832 – Wrens 
                            Family Turdidae   
                            Family Tyrannidae  – Tyrant Flycatchers, tyrans gobe-mouches 
                            Family Urocynchramidae   
                            Family Vangidae   
                            Family Viduidae   
                            Family Vireonidae  – Greenlets, Vireos 
                            Family Zosteropidae Bonaparte, 1853 – White-eyes 

  Expert: Alan P. Peterson, M.D.  
  Notes: PO Box 1999 Walla Walla, Washington 99362-0999   
  Reference for: Passeriformes    
  Expert: Richard C. Banks  
  Notes: Chief, Bird Section, U.S.G.S. - B.R.D. - P.W.R.C.   
  Reference for: Passeriformes    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: ITIS*ca, website (version 2002)  
  Acquired: 2003   
  Reference for: passereaux[French]   
  Source: ITIS & Species 2000 Catalogue of Life Management Hierarchy, document (version Animalia)  
  Acquired: 2013   
  Notes: M. Ruggiero & D. Gordon, eds. 2013. Consensus Management Hierarchy for the ITIS & Species2000 Catalogue of Life. Contributors: Nicolas Bailly, Thierry Bourgoin, Richard Brusca, Thomas Cavalier-Smith, Daphne Fautin, Dennis Gordon, Gerald Guala, Michael Guiry, Paul Kirk, Elliot Lefkowitz, David Mabberly, David Maddison, Alan Paton, Michael Ruggiero, Peter Stevens, and Brian Tyndall   
  Reference for: Passeriformes   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Passeriformes   
  Source: Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource, 2015.02.01, website (version 01-Feb-15)  
  Acquired: 2015   
  Notes: 'Zoonomen Nomenclatural data' maintained by Alan P. Peterson at   
  Reference for: Passeriformes   
  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: Passeriformes, Perching Birds [English]   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Dickinson, E. C., and L. Christidis, eds.  
  Publication Date: 2014   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: The Howard and Moore Complete Checklist of the Birds of the World, 4th Edition, Vol. 2 Passerines   
  Page(s): lii + 752   
  Publisher: Aves Press   
  Publication Place: Eastbourne, UK   
  ISBN/ISSN: 9780956861122   
  Reference for: Passeriformes, Perching Birds [English]   

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