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Zosterops  Vigors & Horsfield, 1827
Taxonomic Serial No.: 179909

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Synonym(s): Speirops Reichenbach, 1852
  Common Name(s): Lesser White-eyes [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  
                            FamilyZosteropidae Bonaparte, 1853 – White-eyes  
                               GenusZosterops Vigors & Horsfield, 1827 – Lesser White-eyes  
    Direct Children:  
                                  Species Zosterops abyssinicus Guerin-Meneville, 1843 – Abyssinian White-eye 
                                  Species Zosterops albogularis Gould, 1837 – Norfolk Island White-eye, White-chested White-eye, white-breasted silvereye 
                                  Species Zosterops anomalus A. B. Meyer & Wiglesworth, 1896 – Black-ringed White-eye 
                                  Species Zosterops atricapilla Salvadori, 1879  
                                  Species Zosterops atriceps G. R. Gray, 1861 – Cream-throated White-eye 
                                  Species Zosterops atrifrons Wallace, 1864 – Black-crowned White-eye 
                                  Species Zosterops borbonicus (J. R. Forster, 1781) – Reunion Grey White-eye 
                                  Species Zosterops brunneus (Salvadori, 1903)  
                                  Species Zosterops buruensis Salvadori, 1878 – Buru White-eye 
                                  Species Zosterops capensis Sundevall, 1850  
                                  Species Zosterops ceylonensis Holdsworth, 1872 – Sri Lanka White-eye 
                                  Species Zosterops chloris Bonaparte, 1850 – Lemon-bellied White-eye 
                                  Species Zosterops chloronothos (Vieillot, 1817) – Mauritius Olive White-eye 
                                  Species Zosterops cinereus (Kittlitz, 1832) – Dusky White-eye, Grey-brown White-eye 
                                  Species Zosterops citrinella Bonaparte, 1850  
                                  Species Zosterops consobrinorum A. B. Meyer, 1904 – Pale-bellied White-eye 
                                  Species Zosterops conspicillatus (Kittlitz, 1833) – Bridled White-eye 
                                  Species Zosterops erythropleurus Swinhoe, 1863 – Chestnut-flanked White-eye 
                                  Species Zosterops everetti Tweeddale, 1878 – Everett's White-eye 
                                  Species Zosterops explorator E. L. Layard, 1875 – Fiji White-eye 
                                  Species Zosterops feae Salvadori, 1901  
                                  Species Zosterops ficedulinus Hartlaub, 1866 – Principe White-eye 
                                  Species Zosterops finschii (Hartlaub, 1868) – Dusky White-eye 
                                  Species Zosterops flavifrons (Gmelin, 1789) – Vanuatu White-eye 
                                  Species Zosterops flavus (Horsfield, 1821) – Javan White-eye 
                                  Species Zosterops fuscicapilla Salvadori, 1876  
                                  Species Zosterops gibbsi Dutson, 2008  
                                  Species Zosterops grayi Wallace, 1864 – Pearl-bellied White-eye 
                                  Species Zosterops griseotinctus G. R. Gray, 1858 – Islet White-eye 
                                  Species Zosterops griseovirescens Bocage, 1893 – Annobon White-eye 
                                  Species Zosterops hypolais Hartlaub & Finsch, 1872 – Plain White-eye 
                                  Species Zosterops hypoxanthus Salvadori, 1881 – Bismarck White-eye 
                                  Species Zosterops inornatus E. L. Layard, 1878 – Forest White-eye 
                                  Species Zosterops japonicus Temminck & Schlegel, 1845 – Japanese White-eye 
                                  Species Zosterops kikuyuensis Sharpe, 1891  
                                  Species Zosterops kirki Shelley, 1880 – Kirk's White-eye 
                                  Species Zosterops kuehni Hartert, 1906 – Ambon White-eye 
                                  Species Zosterops kulambangrae Rothschild & Hartert, 1901 – New Georgia White-eye 
                                  Species Zosterops lateralis (Latham, 1802) – Silvereye 
                                  Species Zosterops leucophaeus (Hartlaub, 1857)  
                                  Species Zosterops lugubris Hartlaub, 1848  
                                  Species Zosterops luteirostris Hartert, 1904 – Yellow-billed White-eye, Ghizo white-eye 
                                  Species Zosterops luteus Gould, 1843 – Canary White-eye 
                                  Species Zosterops maderaspatanus (Linnaeus, 1766) – Madagascar White-eye 
                                  Species Zosterops mauritianus (Gmelin, 1789)  
                                  Species Zosterops mayottensis Schlegel, 1867 – Mayotte White-eye 
                                  Species Zosterops meeki Hartert, 1898 – Tagula White-eye 
                                  Species Zosterops melanocephalus G. R. Gray, 1862  
                                  Species Zosterops metcalfii Tristram, 1894 – Yellow-throated White-eye 
                                  Species Zosterops meyeni Bonaparte, 1850 – Lowland White-eye 
                                  Species Zosterops minor A. B. Meyer, 1874 – Black-fronted White-eye 
                                  Species Zosterops minutus E. L. Layard, 1878 – Sulphur White-eye 
                                  Species Zosterops modestus E. Newton, 1867 – Seychelles White-eye 
                                  Species Zosterops montanus Bonaparte, 1850 – Mountain White-eye 
                                  Species Zosterops mouroniensis Milne-Edwards & Oustalet, 1885 – Karthala White-eye 
                                  Species Zosterops murphyi Hartert, 1929 – Hermit White-eye 
                                  Species Zosterops mysorensis A. B. Meyer, 1874 – Biak White-eye 
                                  Species Zosterops natalis Lister, 1889 – Christmas White-eye 
                                  Species Zosterops nehrkorni W. Blasius, 1888  
                                  Species Zosterops nigrorum Tweeddale, 1878 – Yellowish White-eye 
                                  Species Zosterops novaeguineae Salvadori, 1878 – Papuan White-eye 
                                  Species Zosterops oleagineus Hartlaub & Finsch, 1872 – Olive-colored White-eye, Yap Greater White-eye 
                                  Species Zosterops olivaceus (Linnaeus, 1766) – Reunion Olive White-eye 
                                  Species Zosterops pallidus Swainson, 1838 – Cape White-eye 
                                  Species Zosterops palpebrosus (Temminck, 1824) – Oriental White-eye 
                                  Species Zosterops poliogastrus Heuglin, 1861  
                                  Species Zosterops rennellianus Murphy, 1929 – Bare-ringed White-eye 
                                  Species Zosterops rotensis Taka-Tsukasa & Yamashina, 1931 – Rota bridled white-eye 
                                  Species Zosterops salvadorii A. B. Meyer & Wiglesworth, 1894 – Enggano White-eye 
                                  Species Zosterops samoensis Murphy & Mathews, 1929 – Samoan White-eye 
                                  Species Zosterops sanctaecrucis Tristram, 1894 – Santa Cruz White-eye 
                                  Species Zosterops semiflavus Newton, 1867  
                                  Species Zosterops semperi Hartlaub, 1868 – Citrine White-eye 
                                  Species Zosterops senegalensis Bonaparte, 1850 – African Yellow White-eye 
                                  Species Zosterops silvanus J. L. Peters & Loveridge, 1935  
                                  Species Zosterops somadikartai Indrawan, Rasmussen, & Sunarto, 2008  
                                  Species Zosterops splendidus Hartert, 1929 – Splendid White-eye 
                                  Species Zosterops stalkeri Ogilvie-Grant, 1910  
                                  Species Zosterops strenuus Gould, 1855 – Robust White-eye 
                                  Species Zosterops stresemanni Mayr, 1931 – Malaita White-eye 
                                  Species Zosterops tenuirostris Gould, 1837 – Slender-billed White-eye 
                                  Species Zosterops ugiensis (E. P. Ramsay, 1882)  
                                  Species Zosterops uropygialis Salvadori, 1874 – Golden-bellied White-eye 
                                  Species Zosterops vaughani Bannerman, 1924 – Pemba White-eye 
                                  Species Zosterops vellalavella Hartert, 1908 – Belted White-eye 
                                  Species Zosterops wallacei Finsch, 1901 – Yellow-ringed White-eye 
                                  Species Zosterops xanthochroa G. R. Gray, 1859  

  Expert: Alan P. Peterson, M.D.  
  Notes: PO Box 1999 Walla Walla, Washington 99362-0999   
  Reference for: Zosterops    
  Expert: Richard C. Banks  
  Notes: Chief, Bird Section, U.S.G.S. - B.R.D. - P.W.R.C.   
  Reference for: Zosterops    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Zosterops   
  Source: Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource, 2011.12.24, website (version 24-Dec-11)  
  Acquired: 2012   
  Notes: "Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource" maintained by Alan P. Peterson at   
  Reference for: Zosterops   
  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: Zosterops   
  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: Zosterops   

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