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Ceryle torquata  (Linnaeus, 1766)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 178120

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Common Name(s): Ringed Kingfisher [English]
    Martín-pescador de collar [Spanish]
  Valid Name: Megaceryle torquata (Linnaeus, 1766)
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: invalid - other, see comments   
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

  Expert: Alan P. Peterson, M.D.  
  Notes: PO Box 1999 Walla Walla, Washington 99362-0999   
  Reference for: Ceryle torquata    
  Expert: Richard C. Banks  
  Notes: Chief, Bird Section, U.S.G.S. - B.R.D. - P.W.R.C.   
  Reference for: Ceryle torquata    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: A classification of the bird species of South America - 28/11/05, website (version 28-Nov-05)  
  Acquired: 2005   
  Notes: Remsen, J. V., Jr., A. Jaramillo, M. Nores, J. F. Pacheco, M. B. Robbins, T. S. Schulenberg, F. G. Stiles, J. M. C. da Silva, D. F. Stotz, and K. J. Zimmer. American Ornithologists' Union.   
  Reference for: Ceryle torquata   
  Source: Comisión Nacional para el Conocimiento y Uso de la Biodiversidad, database (version undefined)  
  Acquired: 2001   
  Notes: CONABIO: (   
  Reference for: Martín-pescador de collar[Spanish]   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Ceryle torquata   
  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  Notes: As-yet (2003) unpublished manuscript from 1998   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: Ceryle torquata   
  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: Ceryle torquata, Ringed Kingfisher [English]   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Dickinson, Edward C., ed.  
  Publication Date: 2003   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: The Howard and Moore Complete Checklist of the Birds of the World, 3rd edition   
  Page(s): 1039   
  Publisher: Princeton University Press   
  Publication Place: Princeton, New Jersey, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-691-11701-2   
  Reference for: Ceryle torquata   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: Middle America  
    South America  
    North America  
  Jurisdiction/Origin: Caribbean Territories, Incidental  
    Continental US, Native  



  Comment: Remsen et al. (2005) comment on the status of Megaceryle Kaup 1848 in their developing South American Check-List as follows: "Megaceryle torquata and M. alcyon have been placed in the genus Ceryle in many classifications (e.g., Meyer de Schauensee 1970, AOU 1983, 1998), but most classifications have followed Fry (1980) in restricting Ceryle to Old World C. rudis (e.g., Sibley & Monroe 1990, Fry & Fry 1992, Woodall 2001). Data to support either treatment are minimal." They there list "Megaceryle torquata Ringed Kingfisher" and "Megaceryle alcyon Belted Kingfisher" as current valid names  
    Dickinson (ed., 2003) notes that the gender of Ceryle has been established to be masculine (though Megaceryl remains feminine), so Ceryle torquata would be corrected for gender to C. torquatus  



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