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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCoracias caudatus Linnaeus, 1766 
AphiaID: 212742

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 editorCoraciidae (Family) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCoracias (Genus) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCoracias caudatus (Species)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCoracias
Orig. name Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCoracias caudatus Linnaeus, 1766
Sources  original description Linnaeus, C. (1766). Systema naturae sive regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Laurentii Salvii, Holmiae. 12th ed. v. 1 (pt 1): 1-532. [details]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
Dutch Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorvorkstaartscharrelaar  [details]
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorlilac-breasted roller  [details]
French Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorrollier à longs brins  [details]
German Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor Gabelracke  [details]
Environment marine, brackish
Distribution 
From other sources
Eritrea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEritrea [details]
Federal Republic of Somalia
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSomalia [details]
Kenya
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorKenya [details]
Mozambique
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMozambique [details]
South Africa
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSouth Africa (country) [details]
Tanzania
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTanzania [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (4 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (51 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (61 nucleotides; 43 proteins) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo IUCN Red List 
Notes 
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Length: 32-36 cm. Plumage: above, back light brown, rump purplish blue; deeply forked tail greenish cobalt blue; wing brown with dark purplish blue and black flight feathers and bright blue patch at contrasting with dark wingtips; crown and nape blue-green; below azure blue with breast and throat lilac except in subsp. lorti which has a greenish-blue breast; Immature duller than adult with shorter outer rectrices. Bare parts: iris brown; bill black; feet and legs olive or greenish-yellow. Habitat:coastal creeks; mainly savannah, open woodland and cultivation. Resident. <390><391><393> [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRemark Forms a superspecies with C. abyssinica and C. garrulus [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:212742
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
1998-08-25 13:14:19Z  created  Depew, Lorna
2011-04-07 09:46:00Z  changed  Adriaens, Peter
  
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  Citation: Adriaens, P. (2015). Coracias caudatus Linnaeus, 1766. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=212742 on 2015-08-30
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