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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)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCoracias
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. (2014). Coracias caudatus Linnaeus, 1766. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=212742 on 2014-09-18
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