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Sarkidiornis melanotos  (Pennant, 1769)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 553913

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Sarkidiornis melanotus (Pennant, 1769)
  Common Name(s): Knob-billed Duck [English]
    Comb Duck [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      ClassAves  – Birds, oiseaux  
                         OrderAnseriformes  – Ducks, Geese, Screamers, Swans, Waterfowl, canards, cygnes, oies, sauvagine  
                            FamilyAnatidae  – Ducks, Geese, Swans, canards, cygnes, oies  
                                  GenusSarkidiornis Eyton, 1838  
                                     SpeciesSarkidiornis melanotos (Pennant, 1769) – Knob-billed Duck, Comb Duck  
    Direct Children:  
                                        Subspecies Sarkidiornis melanotos melanotos (Pennant, 1769)  
                                        Subspecies Sarkidiornis melanotos sylvicola H. Ihering & R. Ihering, 1907  

  Expert: Alan P. Peterson, M.D.  
  Notes: PO Box 1999 Walla Walla, Washington 99362-0999   
  Reference for: Sarkidiornis melanotos    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: AOU Check-List (07-2006), website (version Jul-2006)  
  Acquired: 2006   
  Notes: American Ornithologists' Union's "LIST OF THE 2,041 BIRD SPECIES (WITH SCIENTIFIC AND ENGLISH NAMES) KNOWN FROM THE A.O.U. CHECK-LIST AREA" (AOU Check-list, 7th edition, updated with Supplements 42-47), maintained at   
  Reference for: Sarkidiornis melanotos, Comb Duck [English]   
  Source: Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource, 2006.12.10, website (version 10-Dec-06)  
  Acquired: 2006   
  Notes: "Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource" maintained by Alan P. Peterson at   
  Reference for: Sarkidiornis melanotos   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Gill, Frank, and Minturn Wright  
  Publication Date: 2006   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Birds of the World: Recommended English Names   
  Page(s): ix + 259   
  Publisher: Princeton University Press   
  Publication Place: Princeton, New Jersey, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-691-12827-8   
  Notes: Includes a CD-ROM with the full dataset   
  Reference for: Sarkidiornis melanotos, Knob-billed Duck [English]   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Siegfried, W. Roy  
  Publication Date: 1979   
  Article/Chapter Title: Social Behavior of the African Comb Duck   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: The Living Bird, vol. 17   
  Page(s): 85-104   
  Publication Place:    
  Reference for: Sarkidiornis melanotos   

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