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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMegaceryle alcyon (Linnaeus, 1758) 
AphiaID: 159001

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChordata (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVertebrata (Subphylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGnathostomata (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTetrapoda (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAves (Class) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCoraciiformes (Order) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAlcedinidae (Family) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMegaceryle (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMegaceryle Kaup, 1848
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCeryle alcyon (Linnaeus, 1758) (Basionym)
Sources  basis of record Linkletter, L.E. 1977. A checklist of marine fauna and flora of the Bay of Fundy. Huntsman Marine Laboratory, St. Andrews, N.B. 68 p. [details]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
Dutch Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorbandijsvogel [from synonym]  [details]
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorbelted kingfisher  [details]
French Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMartin-pêcheur d'Amérique  [details]
German Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGürtelfischer  [details]
Environment marine, brackish, fresh
Distribution 
From other sources
Gulf of Mexico
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGulf of Mexico [details]
North Atlantic Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGulf of Maine [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorth West Atlantic [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (5 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (97 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (15 nucleotides; 14 proteins) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo IUCN Red List 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Note 
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorReproduction Breeds from Newfoundland and Labrador to Alaska and south throughout most of the United States. Winters from southern Canada to Central America and the West Indies. Nest is a chamber at the end of a long burrow dug in a suitable bank at the side of a lake or stream. Eggs are laid from late May to mid June. [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:159001
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
2005-05-27 09:47:05Z  created  Appeltans, Ward
2011-04-08 06:18:06Z  checked  Adriaens, Peter
2011-04-27 09:01:37Z  changed  Adriaens, Peter
  
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  Citation: Adriaens, P. (2014). Megaceryle alcyon (Linnaeus, 1758). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=159001 on 2014-10-21
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