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Pitta  Vieillot, 1816
Taxonomic Serial No.: 558074

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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: 2006   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria  – triploblasts  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      ClassAves  – Birds, oiseaux  
                         OrderPasseriformes  – Perching Birds, passereaux  
                               GenusPitta Vieillot, 1816  
    Direct Children:  
                                  Species Pitta anerythra Rothschild, 1901 – Black-faced Pitta 
                                  Species Pitta angolensis Vieillot, 1816 – African Pitta 
                                  Species Pitta arquata Gould, 1871 – Blue-banded Pitta 
                                  Species Pitta baudii S. Muller & Schlegel, 1839 – Blue-headed Pitta 
                                  Species Pitta brachyura (Linnaeus, 1766) – Indian Pitta 
                                  Species Pitta caerulea (Raffles, 1822) – Giant Pitta 
                                  Species Pitta cyanea Blyth, 1843 – Blue Pitta 
                                  Species Pitta elegans Temminck, 1836 – Elegant Pitta 
                                  Species Pitta elliotii Oustalet, 1874 – Bar-bellied Pitta 
                                  Species Pitta erythrogaster Temminck, 1823 – Red-bellied Pitta 
                                  Species Pitta granatina Temminck, 1830 – Garnet Pitta 
                                  Species Pitta guajana (Statius Muller, 1776) – Banded Pitta 
                                  Species Pitta gurneyi Hume, 1875 – Gurney's Pitta 
                                  Species Pitta iris Gould, 1842 – Rainbow Pitta 
                                  Species Pitta kochi Bruggemann, 1876 – Whiskered Pitta 
                                  Species Pitta maxima S. Muller & Schlegel, 1845 – Ivory-breasted Pitta 
                                  Species Pitta megarhyncha Schlegel, 1863 – Mangrove Pitta 
                                  Species Pitta moluccensis (Statius Muller, 1776) – Blue-winged Pitta 
                                  Species Pitta nipalensis (Hodgson, 1837) – Blue-naped Pitta 
                                  Species Pitta nympha Temminck & Schlegel, 1850 – Fairy Pitta 
                                  Species Pitta oatesi (Hume, 1873) – Rusty-naped Pitta 
                                  Species Pitta reichenowi Madarasz, 1901 – Green-breasted Pitta 
                                  Species Pitta schneideri Hartert, 1909 – Schneider's Pitta 
                                  Species Pitta sordida (Statius Muller, 1776) – Hooded Pitta 
                                  Species Pitta soror R. G. W. Ramsay, 1881 – Blue-rumped Pitta 
                                  Species Pitta steerii (Sharpe, 1876) – Azure-breasted Pitta 
                                  Species Pitta superba Rothschild & Hartert, 1914 – Superb Pitta 
                                  Species Pitta venusta S. Muller, 1836 – Graceful Pitta 
                                  Species Pitta versicolor Swainson, 1825 – Noisy Pitta 

  Expert: Alan P. Peterson, M.D.  
  Notes: PO Box 1999 Walla Walla, Washington 99362-0999   
  Reference for: Pitta    
  Other Source(s):    
  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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