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Hirundo  Linnaeus, 1758
Taxonomic Serial No.: 178447

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Common Name(s): Barn Swallows [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2013   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      ClassAves  – Birds, oiseaux  
                         OrderPasseriformes  – Perching Birds, passereaux  
                            FamilyHirundinidae Rafinesque, 1815  
                               GenusHirundo Linnaeus, 1758 – Barn Swallows  
    Direct Children:  
                                  Species Hirundo aethiopica Blanford, 1869 – Ethiopian Swallow 
                                  Species Hirundo albigularis Strickland, 1849 – White-throated Swallow 
                                  Species Hirundo angolensis Bocage, 1868 – Angola Swallow 
                                  Species Hirundo atrocaerulea Sundevall, 1850 – Blue Swallow 
                                  Species Hirundo dimidiata Sundevall, 1850 – Pearl-breasted Swallow 
                                  Species Hirundo domicola Jerdon, 1841  
                                  Species Hirundo leucosoma Swainson, 1837 – Pied-winged Swallow 
                                  Species Hirundo lucida Hartlaub, 1858 – Red-chested Swallow 
                                  Species Hirundo megaensis Benson, 1942 – White-tailed Swallow 
                                  Species Hirundo neoxena Gould, 1842 – Welcome Swallow 
                                  Species Hirundo nigrita G. R. Gray, 1845 – White-bibbed Swallow 
                                  Species Hirundo nigrorufa Bocage, 1877 – Black-and-rufous Swallow 
                                  Species Hirundo rustica Linnaeus, 1758 – Golondrina tijereta, Barn Swallow, hirondelle rustique 
                                  Species Hirundo smithii Leach & K. D. Koenig, 1818 – Wire-tailed Swallow 
                                  Species Hirundo tahitica Gmelin, 1789 – Pacific Swallow 

  Expert: Alan P. Peterson, M.D.  
  Notes: PO Box 1999 Walla Walla, Washington 99362-0999   
  Reference for: Hirundo    
  Expert: Richard C. Banks  
  Notes: Chief, Bird Section, U.S.G.S. - B.R.D. - P.W.R.C.   
  Reference for: Hirundo    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Hirundo   
  Source: Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource, 2011.02.14, website (version 14-Feb-11)  
  Acquired: 2012   
  Notes: "Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource" maintained by Alan P. Peterson at   
  Reference for: Hirundo   
  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: Hirundo   
  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: Hirundo   

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