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Taxon profile

order

Pelecaniformes Sharpe, 1891

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

Scientific synonyms

Ardeae
Pelecani
Scopi

Images

Pelecanus erythrorhynchos - American White Pelican

Pelecanus erythrorhynchos - American White Pelican

Author: Vladimír Motyčka

Ardea cinerea - Grey Heron

Ardea cinerea - Grey Heron

Author: Jan Jindra

Platalea leucorodia - Eurasian Spoonbill

Platalea leucorodia - Eurasian Spoonbill

Author: Milan Kořínek

Pelecaniformes in BioLib

Functions restricted to taxon Pelecaniformes

Important groups

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

Number of records: 8

family Pelecanidae Rafinesque, 1815 - pelicans
Tertiary: Upper Eocene – recent
family Ardeidae Leach, 1820 - herons and bitterns
family Balaenicipitidae Bonaparte, 1853 - shoebill
family Scopidae Bonaparte, 1849 - hamerkop
Tertiary: Zanclean – recent
family Threskiornithidae Poche, 1904 - ibises and spoonbills

Fossil taxa

family Pelagornithidae Fürbringer, 1888
family Plotopteridae Howard, 1969
genus Cladornis Ameghino, 1895 inc.sed.

Links and literature

EN Australian Faunal Directory [39fc3789-a678-4b16-bef6-5ba110c5f173]

ABRS (2009-2019): Australian Faunal Directory [https://biodiversity.org.au/afd/home], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Pelecaniformes]
Data retrieved on: 31 January 2015
EN Australian Faunal Directory [9700be69-3595-4924-a15d-75a2550c519c]

ABRS (2009-2019): Australian Faunal Directory [https://biodiversity.org.au/afd/home], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Pelecani]
Data retrieved on: 31 January 2015
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

inc.sed. incertae sedis - uncertain placement within this taxon