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Caracara plancus  (J. F. Miller, 1777)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 554146

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Polyborus plancus (J. F. Miller, 1777)
 
    Polyborus plancus plancus (J. F. Miller, 1777)
 
  Common Name(s): Crested Caracara [English]
 
    Southern Caracara [English]
 
    Caracara quebrantahuesos [Spanish]
 
    Southern Crested Caracara [English]
 
       
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
       
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
       

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
       
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria   
       InfrakingdomDeuterostomia   
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                InfraphylumGnathostomata   
                   SuperclassTetrapoda   
                      ClassAves  – Birds, oiseaux  
                         OrderFalconiformes  – Falcons, Falconiforms, faucons  
                            FamilyFalconidae Leach, 1820 – Caracaras, Falcons  
                               SubfamilyPolyborinae Bonaparte, 1837  
                                  GenusCaracara Merrem, 1826 – Caracaras, Crested Caracaras  
                                     SpeciesCaracara plancus (J. F. Miller, 1777) – Crested Caracara, Southern Caracara, Caracara quebrantahuesos, Southern Crested Caracara  
       

 References
       
  Expert(s):    
  Expert: Alan P. Peterson, M.D.  
  Notes: PO Box 1999 Walla Walla, Washington 99362-0999   
  Reference for: Caracara plancus    
       
  Expert: Richard C. Banks  
  Notes: Chief, Bird Section, U.S.G.S. - B.R.D. - P.W.R.C.   
  Reference for: Caracara plancus    
       
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Comisión Nacional para el Conocimiento y Uso de la Biodiversidad, database (version undefined)  
  Acquired: 2001   
  Notes: CONABIO: (http://www.conabio.gob.mx/)   
  Reference for: Caracara quebrantahuesos[Spanish]   
       
  Source: IOC World Bird List, Master List v2.9, website (version 2.9)  
  Acquired: 2011   
  Notes: Master list and sub-lists are maintained at http://www.worldbirdnames.org/names.html, and 'virtually replace' Gill & Wright 2006 (Birds of the World, Recommended English Names)   
  Reference for: Caracara plancus, Southern Crested Caracara [English]   
       
  Source: Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource, 2011.02.06, website (version 06-Feb-11)  
  Acquired: 2011   
  Notes: "Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource" maintained by Alan P. Peterson at http://www.zoonomen.net   
  Reference for: Caracara plancus   
       
  Publication(s):    
  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   
  Page(s):    
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  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN:    
  Notes: As-yet (2003) unpublished manuscript from 1998   
  Reference for: Caracara plancus   
       
  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   
  ISBN/ISSN:    
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Crested Caracara[English]   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Banks, Richard C., and Carla J. Dove  
  Publication Date: 1992   
  Article/Chapter Title: The generic name for Caracaras (Aves: Falconidae)   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, vol. 105, no. 3   
  Page(s): 420-425   
  Publisher:    
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 0006-324X   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Caracara plancus   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Dickinson, Edward C., ed.  
  Publication Date: 2003   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: The Howard and Moore Complete Checklist of the Birds of the World, 3rd edition   
  Page(s): 1039   
  Publisher: Princeton University Press   
  Publication Place: Princeton, New Jersey, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-691-11701-2   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Caracara plancus, Southern Caracara [English]   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Dove, Carla J., and Richard C. Banks  
  Publication Date: 1999   
  Article/Chapter Title: A taxonomic study of crested caracaras (Falconidae)   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: The Wilson Bulletin, vol. 111, no. 3   
  Page(s): 330-339   
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  ISBN/ISSN: 0043-5643   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Caracara plancus   
       
  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: Caracara plancus, Southern Crested Caracara [English]   
       

 Geographic Information
       
  Geographic Division: South America  
       
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