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Mimus  F. Boie, 1826
Taxonomic Serial No.: 178619

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Synonym(s): Mimodes Ridgway, 1882
    Nesomimus Ridgway, 1890
  Common Name(s): Mockingbirds [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  
                            FamilyMimidae Bonaparte, 1853 – Mockingbirds, Thrashers  
                               GenusMimus F. Boie, 1826 – Mockingbirds  
    Direct Children:  
                                  Species Mimus dorsalis (Orbigny & Lafresnaye, 1837) – Brown-backed Mockingbird 
                                  Species Mimus gilvus (Vieillot, 1808) – Centzontle tropical, Tropical Mockingbird 
                                  Species Mimus graysoni (Lawrence, 1871) – Socorro Mockingbird, Centzontle de Socorro 
                                  Species Mimus gundlachii Cabanis, 1855 – Bahama Mockingbird 
                                  Species Mimus longicaudatus Tschudi, 1844 – Long-tailed Mockingbird 
                                  Species Mimus macdonaldi (Ridgway, 1890) – Hood Mockingbird 
                                  Species Mimus melanotis (Gould, 1837) – San Cristobal Mockingbird 
                                  Species Mimus parvulus (Gould, 1837) – Galapagos Mockingbird 
                                  Species Mimus patagonicus (Orbigny & Lafresnaye, 1837) – Patagonian Mockingbird 
                                  Species Mimus polyglottos (Linnaeus, 1758) – Centzontle norteño, Northern Mockingbird, moqueur polyglotte 
                                  Species Mimus saturninus (Lichtenstein, 1823) – Chalk-browed Mockingbird 
                                  Species Mimus thenca (Molina, 1782) – Chilean Mockingbird 
                                  Species Mimus trifasciatus (Gould, 1837) – Floreana Mockingbird 
                                  Species Mimus triurus (Vieillot, 1818) – White-banded Mockingbird 

  Expert: Alan P. Peterson, M.D.  
  Notes: PO Box 1999 Walla Walla, Washington 99362-0999   
  Reference for: Mimus    
  Expert: Richard C. Banks  
  Notes: Chief, Bird Section, U.S.G.S. - B.R.D. - P.W.R.C.   
  Reference for: Mimus    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Mimus   
  Source: Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource, 2011.04.12, website (version 12-Apr-11)  
  Acquired: 2012   
  Notes: "Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource" maintained by Alan P. Peterson at   
  Reference for: Mimus   
  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: Mimus   
  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: Mimus   

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