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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCathartes aura (Linnaeus, 1758) 
AphiaID: 159144

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 editorAccipitriformes (Order) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCathartidae (Family) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCathartes (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCathartes Illiger, 1811
Sources  basis of record Banks, R.C., R.W. McDiarmid, and A.L. Gardner. 1987. Checklist of vertebrates of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and Canada. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Resource Publication No. 166. 79 p. [details]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
Dutch Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorkalkoengier  [details]
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorturkey vulture  [details]
French Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorUrubu à tête rouge  [details]
German Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTruthahngeier  [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 (14 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (1212 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (1675 nucleotides; 92 proteins) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo IUCN Red List 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Notes 
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDimensions Length: 27" (69 cm); Wingspan: 69" (175 cm) [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Caribbean; North America [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorReproduction Breeds from New England, southern Ontario, the Prarie provinces, and British Columbia, south throughout the United States, Mexico and South America. Winters south from the northern part of its Breeding range to Florida and the Gulf States [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:159144
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). Cathartes aura (Linnaeus, 1758). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=159144 on 2014-07-30
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