Taxon profile


anhingas and darters
Anhingidae Reichenbach, 1849

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

Scientific synonyms

Anhingas Lesson, 1831
Plotinae Bonaparte, C.L., 1831
Plottidia Rafinesque, C.S., 1815
Ptynginae Poche, F., 1904

Other names

= anhingas
= darters
= snakebirds


Anhinga novaehollandiae - Australasian Darter

Anhinga novaehollandiae - Australasian Darter

Author: Petr Baum

Anhinga anhinga - Anhinga

Anhinga anhinga - Anhinga

Author: Jan Ševčík

Included taxa

Number of records: 5

genus Anhinga Brisson, 1760

Fossil taxa

genus Giganhinga Rinderknecht & Noriega, 2002
genus Macranhinga Noriega, 1992
genus Meganhinga Alvarenga, 1995
genus Protoplotus Lambrecht, 1931

Links and literature

EN Australian Faunal Directory [a61db14a-54b0-441d-8c17-ede4161d0c84]

ABRS (2009-2019): Australian Faunal Directory [], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Anhingidae Reichenbach, 1849]
Data retrieved on: 6 February 2015
EN Gill F., Donsker D. & Rasmussen P. (eds): IOC World Bird List 11.1 [] [as Anhingidae]
Data retrieved on: 22 April 2021
CZ Hudec K. et al. (2003): Soustava a české názvosloví ptáků světa, Muzeum Komenského v Přerově. 462 pp. [as Anhingidae Reichenbach, 1849]
ES Lilleleht V. , Lõhmus A. (1997): Scientific, Estonian and English names of birds of Europe [as Anhingidae]
Data retrieved on: 11 July 2010

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