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Caracara Merrem, 1826

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Aves - birds »  order Falconiformes »  family Falconidae - caracaras and falcons

Scientific synonyms

Polyborus Vieillot, 1816

Included taxa

Number of records: 5

species Caracara lutosa (Ridgway, 1876) - Guadalupe Caracara
species Caracara plancus (J. F. Miller, 1777) - Crested Caracara

Caracara plancus

Fossil taxa

species Caracara creightoni Brodkorb, 1959 - Bahaman Caracara
species Caracara latebrosus (Wetmore, 1920) - Puerto Rican Caracara
species Caracara tellustris Olson, 2008
Quaternary: Holocene

Links and literature

EN The Interim Register of Marine and Nonmarine Genera [1325369]

Rees, T. (compiler): The Interim Register of Marine and Nonmarine Genera [] [as Polyborus Vieillot, 1816]
Data retrieved on: 21 January 2020
EN F. Gill, D. Donsker & P. Rasmussen (eds): IOC World Bird List 11.1 [] [as Caracara Merrem, 1826]
Data retrieved on: 22 April 2021

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