Black Skimmer - Rynchops niger

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Scientific Name Rynchops niger
Author Linnaeus, 1758
Taxonomic Rank Species
Taxonomic # 554447
Common Names Spanish: Rayador americano
English: Black Skimmer
French: Bec-en-ciseaux noir
Current Standing valid
Taxonomic Parents Kingdom: Animalia
  Phylum: Chordata
    Subphylum: Vertebrata
      Class: Aves
        Order: Charadriiformes
          Family: Laridae
            Genus: Rynchops
Taxonomic Children Subspecies: Rynchops niger cinerascens
Subspecies: Rynchops niger intercedens
Subspecies: Rynchops niger niger
Synonyms (since 1950)

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ITIS TSN554447
Status - ESA, U.S. FWS
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Status - Red List, IUCN
    LC (Global or one of the sub regions)
#records (spatial)258
#records (non-spatial)0
#datasets7
Year1911 - 2016
Latitude5.75 - 44.26
Longitude-118.98 - -54.00
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