the itis logo The report logo for the ITIS data page
Go to Print Version

Apus  Scopoli, 1777
Taxonomic Serial No.: 178006

(Download Help) Apus TSN 178006

 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Common Name(s): Common Swifts [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2005   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      ClassAves  – Birds, oiseaux  
                         OrderApodiformes  – Swifts, Hummingbirds  
                            FamilyApodidae  – Swifts  
                                  GenusApus Scopoli, 1777 – Common Swifts  
    Direct Children:  
                                     Species Apus acuticauda (Jerdon, 1864) – Dark-rumped Swift 
                                     Species Apus affinis (J. E. Gray, 1830) – Little Swift 
                                     Species Apus alexandri Hartert, 1901 – Cape Verde Swift 
                                     Species Apus apus (Linnaeus, 1758) – Common Swift 
                                     Species Apus barbatus (P. L. Sclater, 1866) – African Black Swift 
                                     Species Apus batesi (Sharpe, 1904) – Bates's Swift 
                                     Species Apus berliozi Ripley, 1965 – Forbes-Watson's Swift 
                                     Species Apus bradfieldi (Roberts, 1926) – Bradfield's Swift 
                                     Species Apus caffer (Lichtenstein, 1823) – White-rumped Swift 
                                     Species Apus horus (Heuglin, 1869) – Horus Swift 
                                     Species Apus melba (Linnaeus, 1758)  
                                     Species Apus niansae (Reichenow, 1887) – Nyanza Swift 
                                     Species Apus nipalensis (Hodgson, 1837) – House Swift 
                                     Species Apus pacificus (Latham, 1802) – Fork-tailed Swift 
                                     Species Apus pallidus (Shelley, 1870) – Pallid Swift 
                                     Species Apus unicolor (Jardine, 1830) – Plain Swift 

  Expert: Alan P. Peterson, M.D.  
  Notes: PO Box 1999 Walla Walla, Washington 99362-0999   
  Reference for: Apus    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Apus   
  Source: Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource, 2005.11.05, website (version 05-Nov-05)  
  Acquired: 2005   
  Notes: Zoonomen Nomenclatural data maintained by Alan P. Peterson at   
  Reference for: Apus   
  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: Apus   
  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: Apus, Common Swifts [English]   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division:    



  Comment: Senior homonym of crustacean genus Apus Cuvier, 1800 (TSN 83762)  



 Subordinate Taxa  Rank  Verified Standards Met  Verified Min Standards Met  Unverified Percent Standards Met

A gray graphic bar
Search on:  Any Name or TSN  Common Name  Scientific Name  TSN
In:  Kingdom    

Disclaimer: ITIS taxonomy is based on the latest scientific consensus available, and is provided as a general reference source for interested parties. However, it is not a legal authority for statutory or regulatory purposes. While every effort has been made to provide the most reliable and up-to-date information available, ultimate legal requirements with respect to species are contained in provisions of treaties to which the United States is a party, wildlife statutes, regulations, and any applicable notices that have been published in the Federal Register. For further information on U.S. legal requirements with respect to protected taxa, please contact the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

A gray bar