WoRMS taxon details

Phoeniconaias Gray, 1869

204133  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:204133)

accepted
Genus
brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Not documented
Description Size: small, less than 1 m tall. Plumage: deep pink, crimson and black. Other details: deep-keeled bill with upper mandible...  
Description Size: small, less than 1 m tall. Plumage: deep pink, crimson and black. Other details: deep-keeled bill with upper mandible triangular in section, fits closely into lower; inner surface of both mandibles covered with fine mat of laminae. [details]
WoRMS (2022). Phoeniconaias Gray, 1869. Accessed at: https://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=204133 on 2022-05-20
Date
action
by
1998-08-21 13:28:34Z
created
Depew, Lorna
1998-09-25 09:27:15Z
changed
2006-09-27 07:06:07Z
changed
Martinez, Olga

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basis of record Brown, L.H., E.K. Urban & K. Newman. (1982). The Birds of Africa, Volume I. <em>Academic Press, London.</em>  [details]   

additional source Neave, Sheffield Airey. (1939-1996). Nomenclator Zoologicus vol. 1-10 Online. [developed by uBio, hosted online at MBLWHOI Library]., available online at http://ubio.org/NomenclatorZoologicus/ [details]   
From other sources
Description Size: small, less than 1 m tall. Plumage: deep pink, crimson and black. Other details: deep-keeled bill with upper mandible triangular in section, fits closely into lower; inner surface of both mandibles covered with fine mat of laminae. [details]

Remark While some authors have tended to merge Phoeniconaias with Phoenicopterus, there appears to be sufficient difference in behaviour and feeding mechanisms to warrant generic distinction. [details]