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genus

Motacilla Linnaeus, 1758

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Aves - birds »  order Passeriformes - perching birds »  family Motacillidae - wagtails and pipits

Scientific synonyms

Amaurocichla Sharpe, 1892

Included taxa

Number of records: 18

species Motacilla aguimp Temminck, 1820 - African Pied Wagtail

Motacilla aguimp

species Motacilla alba Linnaeus, 1758 - White Wagtail

Motacilla alba

species Motacilla bocagii (Sharpe, 1892) - Bocage's Longbill
species Motacilla capensis Linnaeus, 1766 - Cape Wagtail

Motacilla capensis

species Motacilla cinerea Tunstall, 1771 - Grey Wagtail

Motacilla cinerea

species Motacilla citreola Pallas, 1776 - Citrine Wagtail

Motacilla citreola

species Motacilla clara Sharpe, 1908 - Mountain Wagtail
species Motacilla flava Linnaeus, 1758 - Western Yellow Wagtail

Motacilla flava

species Motacilla flaviventris Hartlaub, 1860 - Madagascar Wagtail
species Motacilla grandis Sharpe, 1885 - Japanese Wagtail
species Motacilla maderaspatensis J. F. Gmelin, 1789 - White-browed Wagtail

Motacilla maderaspatensis

species Motacilla samveasnae J. W. Duckworth, Alstrom, P. Davidson, T. D. Evans, C. M. Poole, T. Setha & R. J. Timmins, 2001 - Mekong Wagtail
species Motacilla tschutschensis Gmelin, 1789 - Eastern Yellow Wagtail

Fossil taxa

species Motacilla intermedia Kessler, 2013
species Motacilla minor Kessler, 2013
species Motacilla robusta Kessler, 2013

Links and literature

EN The Interim Register of Marine and Nonmarine Genera [1046242]

Rees, T. (compiler): The Interim Register of Marine and Nonmarine Genera [http://www.irmng.org] [as Amaurocichla Sharpe, 1892]
Data retrieved on: 30 November 2019
EN The Interim Register of Marine and Nonmarine Genera [1340344]

Rees, T. (compiler): The Interim Register of Marine and Nonmarine Genera [http://www.irmng.org] [as Motacilla Linnaeus, 1758]
Data retrieved on: 30 November 2019
EN Australian Faunal Directory [2b1cb02c-5aff-4795-b4fa-7ebdeea20b57]

ABRS (2009-2019): Australian Faunal Directory [https://biodiversity.org.au/afd/home], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Motacilla Linnaeus, 1758]
Data retrieved on: 31 January 2015
EN F. Gill, D. Donsker & P. Rasmussen (eds): IOC World Bird List 11.1 [http://www.worldbirdnames.org/] [as Motacilla Linnaeus, 1758]
Data retrieved on: 22 April 2021
EN F. Gill, D. Donsker & P. Rasmussen (eds): IOC World Bird List 7.3 [http://www.worldbirdnames.org/] [as Amaurocichla Sharpe, 1892]
Data retrieved on: 16 November 2017

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Explanations

extinct taxon