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Torgos tracheliotus  (J. R. Forster, 1796)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 563501

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Aegypius tracheliotus (J. R. Forster, 1796)
  Common Name(s): Lappet-faced Vulture [English]
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  Current Standing: valid  
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  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      ClassAves  – Birds, oiseaux  
                         OrderAccipitriformes  – éperviers, Hawks  
                            FamilyAccipitridae Vigors, 1824 – Eagles, Hawks, Kites, aigles, buses, éperviers  
                               GenusTorgos Kaup, 1828  
                                  SpeciesTorgos tracheliotus (J. R. Forster, 1796) – Lappet-faced Vulture  
    Direct Children:  
                                     Subspecies Torgos tracheliotus negevensis Bruun, Mendelssohn & Bull, 1981  
                                     Subspecies Torgos tracheliotus nubicus (C. H. Smith, 1828)  
                                     Subspecies Torgos tracheliotus tracheliotus (J. R. Forster, 1796)  

  Expert: Alan P. Peterson, M.D.  
  Notes: PO Box 1999 Walla Walla, Washington 99362-0999   
  Reference for: Torgos tracheliotus    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: IOC World Bird List, Master List v2.9, website (version 2.9)  
  Acquired: 2011   
  Notes: Master list and sub-lists are maintained at, and 'virtually replace' Gill & Wright 2006 (Birds of the World, Recommended English Names)   
  Reference for: Torgos tracheliotus, Lappet-faced Vulture [English]   
  Source: Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource, 2011.02.25, website (version 25-Feb-11)  
  Acquired: 2011   
  Notes: "Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource" maintained by Alan P. Peterson at   
  Reference for: Torgos tracheliotus   
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