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Taxonomic Serial No.: 178838

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Family  
  Common Name(s): Emberizid Finches [English]
    American Sparrows [English]
    Towhees [English]
    Buntings [English]
    New World Sparrows [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2015   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      ClassAves  – Birds, oiseaux  
                         OrderPasseriformes  – Perching Birds, passereaux  
                            FamilyEmberizidae  – Emberizid Finches, American Sparrows, Towhees, Buntings, New World Sparrows  
    Direct Children:  
                               Genus Aimophila Swainson, 1837 – Aimophila Sparrows 
                               Genus Ammodramus Swainson, 1827 – Grassland Sparrows 
                               Genus Amphispiza Coues, 1874 – Desert Sparrows 
                               Genus Arremon Vieillot, 1816  
                               Genus Arremonops Ridgway, 1896 – Olive Sparrows 
                               Genus Artemisiospiza Klicka & Banks, 2011  
                               Genus Atlapetes Wagler, 1831  
                               Genus Calamospiza Bonaparte, 1838 – Lark Buntings 
                               Genus Chlorospingus Cabanis, 1851  
                               Genus Chondestes Swainson, 1827 – Lark Sparrows 
                               Genus Emberiza Linnaeus, 1758 – Eurasian Buntings 
                               Genus Gubernatrix Lesson, 1837  
                               Genus Junco Wagler, 1831 – Juncos 
                               Genus Melospiza S. F. Baird, 1858 – Song Sparrows 
                               Genus Melozone Reichenbach, 1850  
                               Genus Oriturus Bonaparte, 1850  
                               Genus Passerculus Bonaparte, 1838 – Savannah Sparrows 
                               Genus Passerella Swainson, 1837 – Fox Sparrows 
                               Genus Peucaea Audubon, 1839  
                               Genus Pezopetes Cabanis, 1861  
                               Genus Pipilo Vieillot, 1816 – Towhees 
                               Genus Pooecetes S. F. Baird, 1858 – Vesper Sparrows 
                               Genus Porphyrospiza P. L. Sclater & Salvin, 1873  
                               Genus Pselliophorus Ridgway, 1898  
                               Genus Rhynchospiza Ridgway, 1898  
                               Genus Spizella Bonaparte, 1832 – Chipping Sparrows 
                               Genus Spizelloides Klicka & Banks, 2014  
                               Genus Torreornis Barbour & J. L. Peters, 1927  
                               Genus Xenospiza Bangs, 1931  
                               Genus Zonotrichia Swainson, 1832 – Crowned Sparrows 

  Expert: Richard C. Banks  
  Notes: Chief, Bird Section, U.S.G.S. - B.R.D. - P.W.R.C.   
  Reference for: Emberizidae    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: IOC World Bird List (v 5.3), website (version 5.3)  
  Acquired: 2015   
  Notes: Gill, F., and D. Donsker, eds. 2015. IOC World Bird List (v 5.3). Available at [Accessed 04 September, 2015]   
  Reference for: Emberizidae   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Emberizidae   
  Source: Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource, 2015.02.01, website (version 01-Feb-15)  
  Acquired: 2015   
  Notes: 'Zoonomen Nomenclatural data' maintained by Alan P. Peterson at   
  Reference for: Emberizidae   
  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: Emberizidae, Emberizid Finches [English]   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Dickinson, Edward C., ed.  
  Publication Date: 2003   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: The Howard and Moore Complete Checklist of the Birds of the World, 3rd Edition   
  Page(s): 1039   
  Publisher: Princeton University Press   
  Publication Place: Princeton, New Jersey, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-691-11701-2   
  Reference for: Emberizidae, American Sparrows [English], Buntings [English]   

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