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Cuculus  Linnaeus, 1758
Taxonomic Serial No.: 177821

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Common Name(s): Eurasian Cuckoos [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2006   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria  – triploblasts  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      ClassAves  – Birds, oiseaux  
                         OrderCuculiformes  – Cuckoos, coucoua  
                            FamilyCuculidae  – Anis, Cuckoos, Roadrunners  
                                  GenusCuculus Linnaeus, 1758 – Eurasian Cuckoos  
    Direct Children:  
                                     Species Cuculus canorus Linnaeus, 1758 – Common Cuckoo 
                                     Species Cuculus clamosus Latham, 1802 – Black Cuckoo 
                                     Species Cuculus crassirostris (Walden, 1872) – Sulawesi Cuckoo 
                                     Species Cuculus fugax Horsfield, 1821 – Hodgson's Hawk-Cuckoo 
                                     Species Cuculus gularis Stephens, 1815 – African Cuckoo 
                                     Species Cuculus hyperythrus Gould, 1856  
                                     Species Cuculus lepidus S. Muller, 1845  
                                     Species Cuculus micropterus Gould, 1838 – Indian Cuckoo 
                                     Species Cuculus nisicolor Blyth, 1843  
                                     Species Cuculus optatus Gould, 1845  
                                     Species Cuculus pallidus (Latham, 1802)  
                                     Species Cuculus pectoralis (Cabanis & Heine, 1863)  
                                     Species Cuculus poliocephalus Latham, 1790 – Lesser Cuckoo 
                                     Species Cuculus rochii Hartlaub, 1863 – Madagascar Cuckoo 
                                     Species Cuculus saturatus Blyth, 1843 – Oriental Cuckoo 
                                     Species Cuculus solitarius Stephens, 1815 – Red-chested Cuckoo 
                                     Species Cuculus sparverioides Vigors, 1832  
                                     Species Cuculus vagans S. Muller, 1845  
                                     Species Cuculus varius Vahl, 1797  

  Expert: Alan P. Peterson, M.D.  
  Notes: PO Box 1999 Walla Walla, Washington 99362-0999   
  Reference for: Cuculus    
  Expert: Richard C. Banks  
  Notes: Chief, Bird Section, U.S.G.S. - B.R.D. - P.W.R.C.   
  Reference for: Cuculus    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Cuculus   
  Source: Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource, 2006.04.08, website (version 08-Apr-06)  
  Acquired: 2006   
  Notes: "Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource" maintained by Alan P. Peterson at   
  Reference for: Cuculus   
  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   
  Publication Place:    
  Notes: As-yet (2003) unpublished manuscript from 1998   
  Reference for: Cuculus   
  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   
  Reference for: Cuculus   

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