WoRMS taxon details

Alcedo Linnaeus, 1758

204289  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:204289)

accepted
Genus
Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Editio decima, reformata. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae. ii, 824 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/10277#page/3/mode/1up [details]   
Description Size: small. Plumage: blue upper and rufous under parts; tail short. Other characters: bill laterally flattened, black;...  
Description Size: small. Plumage: blue upper and rufous under parts; tail short. Other characters: bill laterally flattened, black; feed on small fish and aquatic insects. [details]
WoRMS (2018). Alcedo Linnaeus, 1758. Accessed at: http://marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=204289 on 2018-05-21
Date
action
by
1998-06-25 14:48:23Z
created
Depew, Lorna
1998-07-09 08:13:54Z
changed
Depew, Lorna
2006-09-05 06:52:51Z
changed
Martinez, Olga
2017-10-02 08:42:01Z
checked

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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. Editio decima, reformata. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae. ii, 824 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/10277#page/3/mode/1up [details]   

basis of record Fry, C.H., S. Keith & E.K. Urban (1988). The Birds of Africa, Volume III. Academic Press, London. [details]   

additional source Nomenclator Zoologicus Online. , available online at http://uio.mbl.edu/NomenclatorZoologicus/ [details]   
From other sources
Description Size: small. Plumage: blue upper and rufous under parts; tail short. Other characters: bill laterally flattened, black; feed on small fish and aquatic insects. [details]