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Melithreptus  Vieillot, 1816
Taxonomic Serial No.: 557889

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
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  Current Standing: valid  
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  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2022   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      ClassAves  – Birds, oiseaux  
                         OrderPasseriformes  – Perching Birds, passereaux  
                            FamilyMeliphagidae  – Honeyeaters  
                               GenusMelithreptus Vieillot, 1816  
    Direct Children:  
                                  Species Melithreptus affinis (R. Lesson, 1839) – Black-headed Honeyeater, Méliphage à tête noire, Mielero carinegro 
                                  Species Melithreptus albogularis Gould, 1848 – White-throated Honeyeater, Méliphage à menton blanc, Mielero goliblanco 
                                  Species Melithreptus brevirostris (Vigors & Horsfield, 1827) – Brown-headed Honeyeater, Méliphage à tête brune, Mielero cabecipardo 
                                  Species Melithreptus chloropsis Gould, 1848 – Gilbert's Honeyeater, Swan River Honeyeater, Méliphage du Swan, Mielero nuquiblanco occidental 
                                  Species Melithreptus gularis (Gould, 1837) – Black-chinned Honeyeater, Méliphage à menton noir, Mielero barbinegro 
                                  Species Melithreptus lunatus (Vieillot, 1802) – White-naped Honeyeater, Méliphage à lunule, Mielero nuquiblanco oriental, melífago-de-nuca-branca 
                                  Species Melithreptus validirostris (Gould, 1837) – Strong-billed Honeyeater, Méliphage à bec fort, Mielero picudo, melífago-de-bico-grosso 

  Expert: Alan P. Peterson, M.D.  
  Notes: PO Box 1999 Walla Walla, Washington 99362-0999   
  Reference for: Melithreptus    
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  Source: IOC World Bird List (version 12.1), website (version 12.1)  
  Acquired: 2022   
  Notes: Gill, F., D. Donsker, and P. Rasmussen, eds. 2022. IOC World Bird List (v 12.1). Available at [Accessed 21 Jan, 2022]   
  Reference for: Melithreptus   
  Source: Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource, 2006.05.28, website (version 28-May-06)  
  Acquired: 2006   
  Notes: "Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource" maintained by Alan P. Peterson at   
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