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Taxon profile

family

herons and bitterns
Ardeidae Leach, 1820

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

Images

Ardea cinerea - Grey Heron

Ardea cinerea - Grey Heron

Author: Ivan Mikšík

Botaurus lentiginosus - American Bittern

Botaurus lentiginosus - American Bittern

Author: Zahm, Gary

Nycticorax nycticorax - Black-crowned Night-heron

Nycticorax nycticorax - Black-crowned Night-heron

Author: Jan Jindra
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Included taxa

Number of records: 27

genus Agamia Reichenbach, 1853
genus Ardea Linnaeus, 1758
genus Ardeirallus Bonaparte, 1850
genus Ardeola Boie, 1822
genus Botaurus Stephens, 1819
genus Bubulcus Bonaparte, 1855
genus Butorides Blyth, 1852
genus Calherodius C. L. Bonaparte, 1855
genus Cochlearius Brisson, 1760
genus Egretta Forster, 1817
genus Gorsachius Bonaparte, 1855
genus Ixobrychus Billberg, 1828
genus Nyctanassa Stejneger, 1887
genus Nycticorax Forster, 1817
genus Pilherodius Bonaparte, 1855
genus Syrigma Ridgway, 1878
genus Tigriornis Sharpe, 1895
genus Tigrisoma Swainson, 1827
genus Zebrilus Bonaparte, 1855
genus Zonerodius Salvadori, 1882

Fossil taxa

genus Calcardea Gingerich, 1987
genus Gnotornis Wetmore, 1942
genus Proardea Lambrecht, 1933
genus Proardeola Harrison, 1979
genus Xenerodiops Rasmussen, Olson & Simons, 1987 inc.sed.
genus Zeltornis Balouet, 1981

Links and literature

EN Australian Faunal Directory [614134d1-77b6-43ef-a6bc-775b87bc9697]

ABRS (2009-2019): Australian Faunal Directory [https://biodiversity.org.au/afd/home], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Ardeidae Leach, 1820]
Data retrieved on: 31 January 2015
EN Gill F. & Donsker D.: IOC World Bird List 3.3 [http://www.worldbirdnames.org/] [as Ardeidae]
CZ Hudec K. et al. (2003): Soustava a české názvosloví ptáků světa, Muzeum Komenského v Přerově. 462 pp. [as Ardeidae Leach, 1820]
ES Lilleleht V. , Lõhmus A. (1997): Scientific, Estonian and English names of birds of Europe [as Ardeidae]
Data retrieved on: 11 July 2010

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Explanations

extinct taxon

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