WoRMS taxon details

Merops Linnaeus, 1758

206781  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:206781)

accepted
Genus
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: small, slender. Plumage: colourful; feathers of throat contrasting with breast, but not long or dependent. Other...  
Description Size: small, slender. Plumage: colourful; feathers of throat contrasting with breast, but not long or dependent. Other characters: long, decurved, pointed bill. [details]
WoRMS (2018). Merops Linnaeus, 1758. Accessed at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=206781 on 2018-11-20
Date
action
by
1998-08-25 13:14:19Z
created
Depew, Lorna
2006-09-25 06:54:45Z
changed
Martinez, Olga

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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 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]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
From other sources
Description Size: small, slender. Plumage: colourful; feathers of throat contrasting with breast, but not long or dependent. Other characters: long, decurved, pointed bill. [details]
LanguageName 
English bee-eater  [details]