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Merops  Linnaeus, 1758
Taxonomic Serial No.: 553619

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
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  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
       
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2022   
       

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
       
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria   
       InfrakingdomDeuterostomia   
          PhylumChordata  – cordťs, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertťbrťs, vertebrates  
                InfraphylumGnathostomata   
                   SuperclassTetrapoda   
                      ClassAves  – Birds, oiseaux  
                         OrderCoraciiformes  – Motmots, Bee-eaters, Todies, Kingfishers, Rollers, martins-pÍcheurs  
                            FamilyMeropidae  – Bee-eaters  
                               GenusMerops Linnaeus, 1758  
    Direct Children:  
                                  Species Merops albicollis Vieillot, 1817 – White-throated Bee-eater, abelharuco-de-garganta-branca, Abejaruco gorjiblanco, GuÍpier ŗ gorge blanche 
                                  Species Merops americanus P. L. S. MŁller, 1776 – Rufous-crowned Bee-eater 
                                  Species Merops apiaster Linnaeus, 1758 – European Bee-eater, abelharuco-comum, Abejaruco europeo, GuÍpier d'Europe 
                                  Species Merops boehmi Reichenow, 1882 – BŲhm's Bee-eater, abelharuco-de-bŲhm, Abejaruco de Boehm, GuÍpier de BŲhm 
                                  Species Merops breweri (Cassin, 1859) – Black-headed Bee-eater, abelharuco-de-cabeÁa-preta, Abejaruco cabecinegro, GuÍpier ŗ tÍte noire 
                                  Species Merops bullockoides A. Smith, 1834 – White-fronted Bee-eater, abelharuco-de-testa-branca, Abejaruco frentiblanco, GuÍpier ŗ front blanc 
                                  Species Merops bulocki Vieillot, 1817 – Red-throated Bee-eater, abelharuco-verde-e-vermelho, Abejaruco gorjirrojo, GuÍpier ŗ gorge rouge 
                                  Species Merops cyanophrys (Cabanis & Heine, 1860) – Arabian Green Bee-eater 
                                  Species Merops gularis Shaw, 1798 – Black Bee-eater, abelharuco-preto, Abejaruco negro, GuÍpier noir 
                                  Species Merops hirundineus A. A. H. Lichtenstein, 1793 – Swallow-tailed Bee-eater, abelharuco-andorinha, Abejaruco golondrina, GuÍpier ŗ queue d'aronde 
                                  Species Merops lafresnayii Guťrin-Mťneville, 1843 – Ethiopian Bee-eater, Cinnamon-Chested Bee-eater 
                                  Species Merops leschenaulti Vieillot, 1817 – Chestnut-headed Bee-eater, abelharuco-de-cabeÁa-castanha, Abejaruco cabecirrufo, GuÍpier de Leschenault 
                                  Species Merops malimbicus Shaw, 1806 – Rosy Bee-eater, abelharuco-rosado, Abejaruco de Malimba, GuÍpier gris-rose 
                                  Species Merops mentalis Cabanis, 1889 – Blue-moustached Bee-eater, Abejaruco cabeciazul occidental, GuÍpier ŗ moustaches 
                                  Species Merops muelleri (Cassin, 1857) – Blue-headed Bee-eater, abelharuco-de-cabeÁa-azul, Abejaruco cabeciazul oriental, GuÍpier ŗ tÍte bleue 
                                  Species Merops nubicoides Des Murs & Pucheran, 1846 – Southern Carmine Bee-eater, abelharuco-carmim, Abejaruco carmesŪ sureŮo, GuÍpier carmin 
                                  Species Merops nubicus J. F. Gmelin, 1788 – Northern Carmine Bee-eater, abelharuco-nķbio, Abejaruco carmesŪ norteŮo, GuÍpier ťcarlate 
                                  Species Merops oreobates (Sharpe, 1892) – Cinnamon-chested Bee-eater, abelharuco-de-peito-marrom, Abejaruco montano, GuÍpier montagnard 
                                  Species Merops orientalis Latham, 1801 – Green Bee-eater, Asian Green Bee-eater, abelharuco-verde, Abejaruco esmeralda oriental, GuÍpier d'Orient 
                                  Species Merops ornatus Latham, 1801 – Rainbow Bee-eater, abelharuco-colorido, Abejaruco australiano, GuÍpier arc-en-ciel 
                                  Species Merops persicus Pallas, 1773 – Blue-cheeked Bee-eater, abelharuco-persa, Abejaruco persa, GuÍpier de Perse 
                                  Species Merops philippinus Linnaeus, 1767 – Blue-tailed Bee-eater, abelharuco-de-cauda-azul, Abejaruco coliazul, GuÍpier ŗ queue d'azur 
                                  Species Merops pusillus P. L. S. MŁller, 1776 – Little Bee-eater, abelharuco-dourado, Abejaruco chico, GuÍpier nain 
                                  Species Merops revoilii Oustalet, 1882 – Somali Bee-eater, abelharuco-norte-africano, Abejaruco somalŪ, GuÍpier de Rťvoil 
                                  Species Merops superciliosus Linnaeus, 1766 – Olive Bee-eater, abelharuco-de-faces-azuis, Abejaruco malgache, GuÍpier de Madagascar, Madagascar Bee-eater 
                                  Species Merops variegatus Vieillot, 1817 – Blue-breasted Bee-eater, abelharuco-de-peito-azul, Abejaruco variegado, GuÍpier ŗ collier bleu 
                                  Species Merops viridis Linnaeus, 1758 – Blue-throated Bee-eater, abelharuco-de-garganta-azul, Abejaruco gorjiazul, GuÍpier ŗ gorge bleue 
                                  Species Merops viridissimus Swainson, 1837 – African Green Bee-eater 
       

 References
       
  Expert(s):    
  Expert: Alan P. Peterson, M.D.  
  Notes: PO Box 1999 Walla Walla, Washington 99362-0999   
  Reference for: Merops    
       
  Expert: Richard C. Banks  
  Notes: Chief, Bird Section, U.S.G.S. - B.R.D. - P.W.R.C.   
  Reference for: Merops    
       
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: IOC World Bird List (version 12.1), website (version 12.1)  
  Acquired: 2022   
  Notes: Gill, F., D. Donsker, and P. Rasmussen, eds. 2022. IOC World Bird List (v 12.1). Available at http://www.worldbirdnames.org [Accessed 21 Jan, 2022]   
  Reference for: Merops   
       
  Source: Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource, 2005.11.05, website (version 05-Nov-05)  
  Acquired: 2005   
  Notes: Zoonomen Nomenclatural data maintained by Alan P. Peterson at http://www.zoonomen.net   
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