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Parus  Linnaeus, 1758
Taxonomic Serial No.: 178698

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Common Name(s): Titmice
    Tits [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  
                            FamilyParidae Vigors, 1825 – Chickadees, Titmice, Tits  
                               GenusParus Linnaeus, 1758 – Titmice, Tits  
    Direct Children:  
                                  Species Parus afer Gmelin, 1789 – Grey Tit 
                                  Species Parus albiventris Shelley, 1881 – White-bellied Tit 
                                  Species Parus aplonotus Blyth, 1847  
                                  Species Parus carpi Macdonald & B. P. Hall, 1957  
                                  Species Parus cinerascens Vieillot, 1818 – Ashy Tit 
                                  Species Parus cinereus Vieillot, 1818  
                                  Species Parus fasciiventer Reichenow, 1893 – Stripe-breasted Tit 
                                  Species Parus fringillinus Fischer & Reichenow, 1884 – Red-throated Tit 
                                  Species Parus funereus (J. Verreaux & E. Verreaux, 1855) – Dusky Tit 
                                  Species Parus griseiventris Reichenow, 1882 – Miombo Tit 
                                  Species Parus guineensis Shelley, 1900 – White-shouldered Black Tit 
                                  Species Parus holsti Seebohm, 1894 – Yellow Tit 
                                  Species Parus leucomelas Rüppell, 1840 – White-winged Black Tit 
                                  Species Parus leuconotus Guerin-Meneville, 1843 – White-backed Black Tit 
                                  Species Parus major Linnaeus, 1758 – Great Tit 
                                  Species Parus minor Temminck & Schlegel, 1848  
                                  Species Parus monticolus Vigors, 1831 – Green-backed Tit 
                                  Species Parus niger Vieillot, 1818 – Southern Black Tit 
                                  Species Parus nuchalis Jerdon, 1845 – White-naped Tit 
                                  Species Parus pallidiventris Reichenow, 1885 – Cinnamon-breasted Tit 
                                  Species Parus rufiventris Bocage, 1877 – Rufous-bellied Tit 
                                  Species Parus semilarvatus (Salvadori, 1865)  
                                  Species Parus spilonotus Bonaparte, 1850 – Yellow-cheeked Tit 
                                  Species Parus thruppi Shelley, 1885 – Acacia Tit 
                                  Species Parus xanthogenys Vigors, 1831 – Black-lored Tit 

  Expert: Alan P. Peterson, M.D.  
  Notes: PO Box 1999 Walla Walla, Washington 99362-0999   
  Reference for: Parus    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Parus   
  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: Parus   
  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: Parus   

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