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Taxon profile

order

Pelecaniformes Sharpe, 1891

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Aves - birds

Scientific synonyms

Ardeae
Pelecani
Scopi

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Pelecaniformes in BioLib

Functions restricted to taxon Pelecaniformes

Important groups

Ardeidae - herons and bitterns, Threskiornithidae - ibises and spoonbills
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Subordinated taxa

Number of records: 8

family Pelecanidae Rafinesque, 1815 - pelicans
family Ardeidae Leach, 1820 - herons and bitterns
family Balaenicipitidae Bonaparte, 1853 - shoebill
family Pelagornithidae Fürbringer, 1888
family Plotopteridae Howard, 1969
family Scopidae Bonaparte, 1849 - hamerkop
family Threskiornithidae Poche, 1904 - ibises and spoonbills

Pelecaniformes incertae sedis

genus Cladornis Ameghino, 1895

Links and literature

CZ Hudec K. et al. (2003): Soustava a české názvosloví ptáků světa, Muzeum Komenského v Přerově. 462 pp. [as Pelecaniformes]

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Explanations

extinct taxon