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Motacilla  Linnaeus, 1758
Taxonomic Serial No.: 178475

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Common Name(s): Wagtails [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  
                            FamilyMotacillidae Horsfield, 1821 – Pipits, Wagtails  
                               GenusMotacilla Linnaeus, 1758 – Wagtails  
    Direct Children:  
                                  SpeciesMotacilla aguimp Temminck, 1820 – African Pied Wagtail 
                                  SpeciesMotacilla alba Linnaeus, 1758 – Lavandera blanca, White Wagtail 
                                  SpeciesMotacilla capensis Linnaeus, 1766 – Cape Wagtail 
                                  SpeciesMotacilla cinerea Tunstall, 1771 – Gray Wagtail, Grey Wagtail 
                                  SpeciesMotacilla citreola Pallas, 1776 – Citrine Wagtail 
                                  SpeciesMotacilla clara Sharpe, 1908 – Mountain Wagtail, Grey-backed Wagtail, Long-tailed Wagtail 
                                  SpeciesMotacilla flava Linnaeus, 1758 – Yellow Wagtail, Western Yellow Wagtail 
                                  SpeciesMotacilla flaviventris Hartlaub, 1860 – Madagascar Wagtail 
                                  SpeciesMotacilla grandis Sharpe, 1885 – Japanese Wagtail 
                                  SpeciesMotacilla maderaspatensis Gmelin, 1789 – White-browed Wagtail, Large Pied Wagtail 
                                  SpeciesMotacilla samveasnae J. W. Duckworth, Alstrom, P. Davidson, T. D. Evans, C. M. Poole, T. Setha & R. J. Timmins, 2001  
                                  SpeciesMotacilla tschutschensis Gmelin, 1789 – Alaska Wagtail 

  Expert: Alan P. Peterson, M.D.   
  Notes: PO Box 1999 Walla Walla, Washington 99362-0999   
  Reference for: Motacilla    
  Expert: Richard C. Banks   
  Notes: Chief, Bird Section, U.S.G.S. - B.R.D. - P.W.R.C.   
  Reference for: Motacilla    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Motacilla   
  Source: Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource, 2011.12.31, website (version 31-Dec-11)  
  Acquired: 2012   
  Notes: "Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource" maintained by Alan P. Peterson at   
  Reference for: Motacilla   
  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: Motacilla   

 Geographic Information
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