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Petrochelidon pyrrhonota  (Vieillot, 1817)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 178455

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Hirundo pyrrhonota Vieillot, 1817
  Common Name(s): Cliff Swallow [English]
    hirondelle à front blanc [French]
    American Cliff Swallow [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      ClassAves  – Birds, oiseaux  
                         OrderPasseriformes  – Perching Birds, passereaux  
                            FamilyHirundinidae Rafinesque, 1815  
                               GenusPetrochelidon Cabanis, 1850  
                                  SpeciesPetrochelidon pyrrhonota (Vieillot, 1817) – Cliff Swallow, hirondelle à front blanc, American Cliff Swallow  
    Direct Children:  
                                     Subspecies Petrochelidon pyrrhonota ganieri (A. R. Phillips, 1986)  
                                     Subspecies Petrochelidon pyrrhonota hypopolia Oberholser, 1920  
                                     Subspecies Petrochelidon pyrrhonota melanogaster (Swainson, 1827)  
                                     Subspecies Petrochelidon pyrrhonota pyrrhonota (Vieillot, 1817)  
                                     Subspecies Petrochelidon pyrrhonota tachina Oberholser, 1903  

  Expert: Alan P. Peterson, M.D.  
  Notes: PO Box 1999 Walla Walla, Washington 99362-0999   
  Reference for: Petrochelidon pyrrhonota    
  Expert: Richard C. Banks  
  Notes: Chief, Bird Section, U.S.G.S. - B.R.D. - P.W.R.C.   
  Reference for: Petrochelidon pyrrhonota    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: CDP, database (version 1999)  
  Acquired: 2003   
  Reference for: Cliff Swallow[English], hirondelle à front blanc [French]   
  Source: AOU Check-List (07-2005), website (version Jul-2005)  
  Acquired: 2005   
  Notes: American Ornithologists' Union's "LIST OF THE 2,037 BIRD SPECIES (WITH SCIENTIFIC AND ENGLISH NAMES) KNOWN FROM THE A.O.U. CHECK-LIST AREA" (AOU Check-list, 7th edition, updated with Supplements 42-46), maintained at   
  Reference for: Cliff Swallow[English]   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Petrochelidon pyrrhonota   
  Source: Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource, 2011.02.14, website (version 14-Feb-11)  
  Acquired: 2012   
  Notes: "Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource" maintained by Alan P. Peterson at   
  Reference for: Petrochelidon pyrrhonota   
  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: Petrochelidon pyrrhonota   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): del Hoyo, Josep, Andrew Elliot, and David Christie, eds.  
  Publication Date: 2004   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Handbook of the Birds of the World. Vol. 9. Cotingas to Pipits and Wagtails   
  Page(s): 863   
  Publisher: Lynx Edicions   
  Publication Place: Barcelona, Spain   
  ISBN/ISSN: 84-87334-69-5   
  Reference for: Petrochelidon pyrrhonota, Cliff Swallow [English]   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Gill, Frank, and Minturn Wright  
  Publication Date: 2006   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Birds of the World: Recommended English Names   
  Page(s): ix + 259   
  Publisher: Princeton University Press   
  Publication Place: Princeton, New Jersey, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-691-12827-8   
  Notes: Includes a CD-ROM with the full dataset   
  Reference for: Petrochelidon pyrrhonota, American Cliff Swallow [English]   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: Caribbean  
    North America  
    Middle America  
    South America  
  Jurisdiction/Origin: Alaska, Native  
    Canada, Native  
    Caribbean Territories, Native  
    Continental US, Native  






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