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Dicrurus paradiseus  (Linnaeus, 1766)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 559773

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Common Name(s): Greater Racket-tailed Drongo [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria  – triploblasts  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      ClassAves  – Birds, oiseaux  
                         OrderPasseriformes  – Perching Birds, passereaux  
                            FamilyDicruridae Vigors, 1825 – Drongos  
                               GenusDicrurus Vieillot, 1816 – Drongos  
                                  SpeciesDicrurus paradiseus (Linnaeus, 1766) – Greater Racket-tailed Drongo  
    Direct Children:  
                                     Subspecies Dicrurus paradiseus banguey (Chasen & Kloss, 1929)  
                                     Subspecies Dicrurus paradiseus brachyphorus (Bonaparte, 1850)  
                                     Subspecies Dicrurus paradiseus ceylonicus Vaurie, 1949  
                                     Subspecies Dicrurus paradiseus formosus (Cabanis, 1851)  
                                     Subspecies Dicrurus paradiseus grandis (Gould, 1836)  
                                     Subspecies Dicrurus paradiseus hypoballus (Oberholser, 1926)  
                                     Subspecies Dicrurus paradiseus johni (Hartert, 1902)  
                                     Subspecies Dicrurus paradiseus microlophus (Oberholser, 1917)  
                                     Subspecies Dicrurus paradiseus nicobariensis (E. C. S. Baker, 1918)  
                                     Subspecies Dicrurus paradiseus otiosus (Richmond, 1902)  
                                     Subspecies Dicrurus paradiseus paradiseus (Linnaeus, 1766)  
                                     Subspecies Dicrurus paradiseus platurus Vieillot, 1817  
                                     Subspecies Dicrurus paradiseus rangoonensis (Gould, 1836)  

  Expert: Alan P. Peterson, M.D.  
  Notes: PO Box 1999 Walla Walla, Washington 99362-0999   
  Reference for: Dicrurus paradiseus    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource, 2011.02.14, website (version 14-Feb-11)  
  Acquired: 2012   
  Notes: "Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource" maintained by Alan P. Peterson at   
  Reference for: Dicrurus paradiseus   
  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: Dicrurus paradiseus, Greater Racket-tailed Drongo [English]   

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