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Alaudidae  Vigors, 1825
Taxonomic Serial No.: 178396

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Family  
  Common Name(s): Larks [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2013   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria  – triploblasts  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      ClassAves  – Birds, oiseaux  
                         OrderPasseriformes  – Perching Birds, passereaux  
                            FamilyAlaudidae Vigors, 1825 – Larks  
    Direct Children:  
                               Genus Alaemon Keyserling & J. H. Blasius, 1840  
                               Genus Alauda Linnaeus, 1758 – Skylarks 
                               Genus Ammomanes Cabanis, 1851  
                               Genus Ammomanopsis Bianchi, 1905  
                               Genus Calandrella Kaup, 1829  
                               Genus Calendulauda Blyth, 1855  
                               Genus Certhilauda Swainson, 1827  
                               Genus Chersomanes Cabanis, 1851  
                               Genus Chersophilus Sharpe, 1890  
                               Genus Eremalauda W. L. Sclater, 1926  
                               Genus Eremophila F. Boie, 1828 – Horned Larks 
                               Genus Eremopterix Kaup, 1836  
                               Genus Galerida F. Boie, 1828  
                               Genus Heteromirafra Grant, 1913  
                               Genus Lullula Kaup, 1829  
                               Genus Melanocorypha F. Boie, 1828  
                               Genus Mirafra Horsfield, 1821  
                               Genus Pinarocorys Shelley, 1902  
                               Genus Pseudalaemon Lort Phillips, 1898  
                               Genus Ramphocoris Bonaparte, 1850  
                               Genus Spizocorys Sundevall, 1872  

  Expert: Alan P. Peterson, M.D.  
  Notes: PO Box 1999 Walla Walla, Washington 99362-0999   
  Reference for: Alaudidae    
  Expert: Richard C. Banks  
  Notes: Chief, Bird Section, U.S.G.S. - B.R.D. - P.W.R.C.   
  Reference for: Alaudidae    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: IOC World Bird List, v 3.1, website (version 3.1)  
  Acquired: 2012   
  Notes: Gill, F., and D. Donsker, eds. 2012. IOC World Bird List (v 3.1). Available at [Accessed 18 May 2012]   
  Reference for: Alaudidae, Larks [English]   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Alaudidae   
  Source: Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource, 2011.02.04, website (version 04-Feb-11)  
  Acquired: 2012   
  Notes: "Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource" maintained by Alan P. Peterson at   
  Reference for: Alaudidae   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Banks, R. C., R. W. McDiarmid, A. L. Gardner, and W. C. Starnes  
  Publication Date: 2003   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Checklist of Vertebrates of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and Canada   
  Publication Place:    
  Notes: As-yet (2003) unpublished manuscript from 1998   
  Reference for: Alaudidae   
  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: Alaudidae   

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