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Merops  Linnaeus, 1758
Taxonomic Serial No.: 553619

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Common Name(s):    
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2005   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      ClassAves  – Birds, oiseaux  
                         OrderCoraciiformes  – Kingfishers, Rollers, martins-pêcheurs  
                               GenusMerops Linnaeus, 1758  
    Direct Children:  
                                  Species Merops albicollis Vieillot, 1817 – White-throated Bee-eater 
                                  Species Merops apiaster Linnaeus, 1758 – European Bee-eater 
                                  Species Merops boehmi Reichenow, 1882 – Böhm's Bee-eater 
                                  Species Merops breweri (Cassin, 1859) – Black-headed Bee-eater 
                                  Species Merops bullockoides A. Smith, 1834 – White-fronted Bee-eater 
                                  Species Merops bulocki Vieillot, 1817  
                                  Species Merops gularis Shaw, 1798 – Black Bee-eater 
                                  Species Merops hirundineus A. A. H. Lichtenstein, 1793 – Swallow-tailed Bee-eater 
                                  Species Merops leschenaulti Vieillot, 1817 – Chestnut-headed Bee-eater 
                                  Species Merops malimbicus Shaw, 1805 – Rosy Bee-eater 
                                  Species Merops muelleri (Cassin, 1857) – Blue-headed Bee-eater 
                                  Species Merops nubicus Gmelin, 1788 – Northern Carmine Bee-eater 
                                  Species Merops oreobates (Sharpe, 1892) – Cinnamon-chested Bee-eater 
                                  Species Merops orientalis Latham, 1802 – Green Bee-eater 
                                  Species Merops ornatus Latham, 1802 – Rainbow Bee-eater 
                                  Species Merops persicus Pallas, 1773 – Blue-cheeked Bee-eater 
                                  Species Merops philippinus Linnaeus, 1766 – Blue-tailed Bee-eater 
                                  Species Merops pusillus Statius Muller, 1776 – Little Bee-eater 
                                  Species Merops revoilii Oustalet, 1882 – Somali Bee-eater 
                                  Species Merops superciliosus Linnaeus, 1766 – Olive Bee-eater 
                                  Species Merops variegatus Vieillot, 1817 – Blue-breasted Bee-eater 
                                  Species Merops viridis Linnaeus, 1758 – Blue-throated Bee-eater 

  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: Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource, 2005.11.05, website (version 05-Nov-05)  
  Acquired: 2005   
  Notes: Zoonomen Nomenclatural data maintained by Alan P. Peterson at   
  Reference for: Merops   
  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: Merops   

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