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Leucocarbo atriceps  (King, 1828)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 824003

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Phalacrocorax atriceps King, 1828
  Common Name(s): Imperial Shag [English]
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  Current Standing: valid  
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  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  
                         OrderSuliformes  – Cormorants, cormorans  
                            FamilyPhalacrocoracidae Reichenbach, 1849 – Cormorants, Shags  
                               GenusLeucocarbo Bonaparte, 1856  
                                  SpeciesLeucocarbo atriceps (King, 1828) – Imperial Shag  
    Direct Children:  
                                     Subspecies Leucocarbo atriceps atriceps (King, 1828)  
                                     Subspecies Leucocarbo atriceps bransfieldensis (Murphy, 1936)  
                                     Subspecies Leucocarbo atriceps georgianus (Lonnberg, 1906)  
                                     Subspecies Leucocarbo atriceps nivalis (Falla, 1937)  

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  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: Leucocarbo atriceps, Imperial Shag [English]   
  Source: Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource, 2011.01.03, website (version 03-Jan-11)  
  Acquired: 2011   
  Notes: "Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource" maintained by Alan P. Peterson at   
  Reference for: Leucocarbo atriceps   
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  Comment: The Leucocarbo albiventer/atriceps 'superspecies' is variously treated, e.g., in the IOU World Bird List (v2.9, Aug.2011) all the remaining subspecies are treated as full species, and L. albiventer itself is lumped into L. atricpes. For the moment, ITIS is following the treatment given on the Zoonomen website (2011), though the issue will be revisited as matters evolve  



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