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Sylviidae  Leach, 1820
Taxonomic Serial No.: 179839

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Family  
  Synonym(s): Chamaeidae Gambel, 1847
  Common Name(s): fauvettes [French]
    gobe-mouches [French]
    Sylviid Babblers [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  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      ClassAves  – Birds, oiseaux  
                         OrderPasseriformes  – Perching Birds, passereaux  
                            FamilySylviidae Leach, 1820 – fauvettes, gobe-mouches, Sylviid Babblers  
    Direct Children:  
                               GenusChamaea Gambel, 1847 – Wrentits 
                               GenusChleuasicus Blyth, 1845  
                               GenusCholornis J. Verreaux, 1870  
                               GenusChrysomma Blyth, 1843  
                               GenusConostoma Hodgson, 1841  
                               GenusFulvetta David & Oustalet, 1877  
                               GenusHorizorhinus Oberholser, 1899  
                               GenusLioparus Oates, 1889  
                               GenusLioptilus Bonaparte, 1850  
                               GenusMoupinia David & Oustalet, 1877  
                               GenusMyzornis Blyth, 1843  
                               GenusNeosuthora Hellmayr, 1911  
                               GenusParadoxornis Gould, 1836  
                               GenusParophasma Reichenow, 1905  
                               GenusPseudoalcippe Bannerman, 1923  
                               GenusPsittiparus Hellmayr, 1903  
                               GenusRhopophilus Giglioli & Salvadori, 1870  
                               GenusSinosuthora Penhallurick & C. R. Robson, 2009  
                               GenusSuthora Hodgson, 1837  
                               GenusSylvia Scopoli, 1769  

  Expert: Alan P. Peterson, M.D.   
  Notes: PO Box 1999 Walla Walla, Washington 99362-0999   
  Reference for: Sylviidae    
  Expert: Richard C. Banks   
  Notes: Chief, Bird Section, U.S.G.S. - B.R.D. - P.W.R.C.   
  Reference for: Sylviidae    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: ITIS*ca, website (version 2002)  
  Acquired: 2003   
  Reference for: fauvettes[French], gobe-mouches [French]   
  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: Sylviidae, Sylviid Babblers [English]   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Sylviidae   
  Source: Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource, 2011.10.30, website (version 30-Oct-11)  
  Acquired: 2012   
  Notes: "Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource" maintained by Alan P. Peterson at   
  Reference for: Sylviidae   
  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: Sylviidae   
  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: Sylviidae   

 Geographic Information
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