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Muscicapidae  Fleming, 1822
Taxonomic Serial No.: 178663

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Family  
  Common Name(s): Old World Flycatchers [English]
    Chats [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  
    SubkingdomBilateria  – triploblasts  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      ClassAves  – Birds, oiseaux  
                         OrderPasseriformes  – Perching Birds, passereaux  
                            FamilyMuscicapidae Fleming, 1822 – Old World Flycatchers, Chats  
    Direct Children:  
                               Genus Anthipes Blyth, 1847  
                               Genus Brachypteryx Horsfield, 1821  
                               Genus Bradornis A. Smith, 1847  
                               Genus Campicoloides Roberts, 1922  
                               Genus Cercotrichas F. Boie, 1831  
                               Genus Chaimarrornis Hodgson, 1844  
                               Genus Cichladusa W. Peters, 1863  
                               Genus Cinclidium Blyth, 1842  
                               Genus Copsychus Wagler, 1827 – Shamas 
                               Genus Cossypha Vigors, 1825  
                               Genus Cossyphicula Grote, 1934  
                               Genus Cyanoptila Blyth, 1847  
                               Genus Cyornis Blyth, 1843  
                               Genus Dioptrornis Fischer & Reichenow, 1884  
                               Genus Emarginata Shelley, 1896  
                               Genus Empidornis Reichenow, 1901  
                               Genus Enicurus Temminck, 1822  
                               Genus Erithacus Cuvier, 1800  
                               Genus Erythropygia A. Smith, 1836  
                               Genus Eumyias Cabanis, 1850  
                               Genus Ficedula Brisson, 1760  
                               Genus Fraseria Bonaparte, 1854  
                               Genus Grandala Hodgson, 1843  
                               Genus Heinrichia Stresemann, 1931  
                               Genus Heteroxenicus Sharpe, 1902  
                               Genus Hodgsonius Bonaparte, 1850  
                               Genus Humblotia Milne-Edwards & Oustalet, 1885  
                               Genus Irania Filippi, 1863  
                               Genus Leonardina Mearns, 1905  
                               Genus Luscinia T. Forster, 1817 – Rubythroats 
                               Genus Melaenornis G. R. Gray, 1840  
                               Genus Monticola F. Boie, 1822 – Rock-Thrushes 
                               Genus Muscicapa Brisson, 1760 – Old World Flycatchers 
                               Genus Muscicapella Bianchi, 1907  
                               Genus Myiomela G. R. Gray, 1846  
                               Genus Myioparus Roberts, 1922  
                               Genus Myophonus Temminck, 1822  
                               Genus Myrmecocichla Cabanis, 1850  
                               Genus Namibornis Bradfield, 1935  
                               Genus Niltava Hodgson, 1837  
                               Genus Oenanthe Vieillot, 1816 – Wheatears 
                               Genus Pentholaea Cabanis, 1850  
                               Genus Phoenicurus T. Forster, 1817  
                               Genus Pinarochroa Sundevall, 1872  
                               Genus Pinarornis Sharpe, 1876  
                               Genus Pogonocichla Cabanis, 1847  
                               Genus Rhinomyias Sharpe, 1879  
                               Genus Rhyacornis Blanford, 1872  
                               Genus Saxicola Bechstein, 1802  
                               Genus Saxicoloides Lesson, 1831  
                               Genus Sheppardia Haagner, 1909  
                               Genus Sigelus Cabanis, 1850  
                               Genus Stiphrornis Hartlaub, 1855  
                               Genus Swynnertonia Roberts, 1922  
                               Genus Tarsiger Hodgson, 1845 – Bluetails 
                               Genus Thamnolaea Cabanis, 1850  
                               Genus Trichixos Lesson, 1839  
                               Genus Xenocopsychus Hartert, 1907  

  Expert: Alan P. Peterson, M.D.  
  Notes: PO Box 1999 Walla Walla, Washington 99362-0999   
  Reference for: Muscicapidae    
  Expert: Richard C. Banks  
  Notes: Chief, Bird Section, U.S.G.S. - B.R.D. - P.W.R.C.   
  Reference for: Muscicapidae    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: IOC World Bird List, v 3.1, website (version 3.1)  
  Acquired: 2012   
  Notes: Gill, F., and D. Donsker, eds. 2012. IOC World Bird List (v 3.1). Available at [Accessed 18 May 2012]   
  Reference for: Chats[English], Old World Flycatchers [English]   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Muscicapidae   
  Source: Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource, 2012.01.01, website (version 01-Jan-12)  
  Acquired: 2012   
  Notes: "Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource" maintained by Alan P. Peterson at   
  Reference for: Muscicapidae   
  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: Muscicapidae   
  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: Muscicapidae   

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