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Dicrurus  Vieillot, 1816
Taxonomic Serial No.: 179655

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Common Name(s): Drongos [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  
                            FamilyDicruridae Vigors, 1825 – Drongos  
                               GenusDicrurus Vieillot, 1816 – Drongos  
    Direct Children:  
                                  Species Dicrurus adsimilis (Bechstein, 1794) – Fork-tailed Drongo 
                                  Species Dicrurus aeneus Vieillot, 1817 – Bronzed Drongo 
                                  Species Dicrurus aldabranus (Ridgway, 1893) – Aldabra Drongo 
                                  Species Dicrurus andamanensis Beavan, 1867 – Andaman Drongo 
                                  Species Dicrurus annectans (Hodgson, 1836) – Crow-billed Drongo 
                                  Species Dicrurus atripennis Swainson, 1837 – Shining Drongo 
                                  Species Dicrurus balicassius (Linnaeus, 1766) – Balicassiao 
                                  Species Dicrurus bracteatus Gould, 1843 – Spangled Drongo 
                                  Species Dicrurus caerulescens (Linnaeus, 1758) – White-bellied Drongo 
                                  Species Dicrurus densus (Bonaparte, 1850)  
                                  Species Dicrurus forficatus (Linnaeus, 1766) – Crested Drongo 
                                  Species Dicrurus fuscipennis (Milne-Edwards & Oustalet, 1887) – Grand Comoro Drongo 
                                  Species Dicrurus hottentottus (Linnaeus, 1766) – Hair-crested Drongo 
                                  Species Dicrurus leucophaeus Vieillot, 1817 – Ashy Drongo 
                                  Species Dicrurus lophorinus Vieillot, 1817  
                                  Species Dicrurus ludwigii (A. Smith, 1834) – Square-tailed Drongo 
                                  Species Dicrurus macrocercus Vieillot, 1817 – Black Drongo 
                                  Species Dicrurus megarhynchus (Quoy & Gaimard, 1830) – Ribbon-tailed Drongo 
                                  Species Dicrurus menagei (Bourns & Worcester, 1894)  
                                  Species Dicrurus modestus Hartlaub, 1849 – Velvet-mantled Drongo 
                                  Species Dicrurus montanus (Riley, 1919) – Sulawesi Drongo 
                                  Species Dicrurus paradiseus (Linnaeus, 1766) – Greater Racket-tailed Drongo 
                                  Species Dicrurus remifer (Temminck, 1823) – Lesser Racket-tailed Drongo 
                                  Species Dicrurus sumatranus R. G. W. Ramsay, 1880  
                                  Species Dicrurus waldenii Schlegel, 1865 – Mayotte Drongo 

  Expert: Alan P. Peterson, M.D.  
  Notes: PO Box 1999 Walla Walla, Washington 99362-0999   
  Reference for: Dicrurus    
  Expert: Richard C. Banks  
  Notes: Chief, Bird Section, U.S.G.S. - B.R.D. - P.W.R.C.   
  Reference for: Dicrurus    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Dicrurus   
  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: Dicrurus   
  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: Dicrurus   
  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: Dicrurus   

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