WoRMS taxon details

Pelecanus Linnaeus, 1758

137052  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:137052)

accepted
Genus
marine
Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. <em>Editio decima, reformata. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae.</em> ii, 824 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/10277#page/3/mode/1up [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
Description Size: very large to enormous. Plumage: silky; white or grey with some black. Other details: wings long, tail very short;...  
Description Size: very large to enormous. Plumage: silky; white or grey with some black. Other details: wings long, tail very short; bill long; upper mandible rigid, keeled above, serrated within and strongly hooked at the tip; lower mandible flexible with a large muscular extensible pouch. Legs short and stout set far back on the body. Bare parts brightly coloured. [details]
WoRMS (2018). Pelecanus Linnaeus, 1758. Accessed at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=137052 on 2018-12-15
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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z
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2018-10-15 06:34:00Z
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original description Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. <em>Editio decima, reformata. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae.</em> ii, 824 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/10277#page/3/mode/1up [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

basis of record van der Land, J. (2001). Tetrapoda, <B><I>in</I></B>: Costello, M.J. <i>et al.</i> (Ed.) (2001). <i>European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels,</i> 50: pp. 375-376 (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Brown, L.H., E.K. Urban & K. Newman (1982). The Birds of Africa, Volume I. Academic Press, London. [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
From other sources
Description Size: very large to enormous. Plumage: silky; white or grey with some black. Other details: wings long, tail very short; bill long; upper mandible rigid, keeled above, serrated within and strongly hooked at the tip; lower mandible flexible with a large muscular extensible pouch. Legs short and stout set far back on the body. Bare parts brightly coloured. [details]