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Greater hoopoe-lark
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Alaudidae
Genus: Alaemon
Keyserling & Blasius, 1840
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range of genus

Alaemon is a genus of birds in the Alaudidae family.

Taxonomy and systematics[edit]

The name Alaemon comes from the Greek alēmōn, meaning "wanderer" (from alaomai, meaning "to wander").[1] The genus was established by Alexander Keyserling and Johann Heinrich Blasius in 1840.[2]

Extant species[edit]

The genus contains two species:[3]

Former species[edit]

Other species, or subspecies, formerly considered as species in the genus Alaemon include:


  1. ^ Jobling, James A. (2010). The Helm Dictionary of Scientific Names. London, UK: Christopher Helm. p. 37. ISBN 978-1-4081-2501-4. 
  2. ^ "ITIS Report: Alaemon". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 25 November 2014. 
  3. ^ Gill, Frank; Donsker, David, eds. (2018). "Nicators, reedling, larks". World Bird List Version 8.2. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 15 July 2018. 
  4. ^ "Certhilauda damarensis - Avibase". Retrieved 2016-12-16. 
  5. ^ "Certhilauda subcoronata bradshawi - Avibase". Retrieved 2016-12-17. 
  6. ^ "Certhilauda benguelensis - Avibase". Retrieved 2016-12-16. 
  7. ^ "Chersophilus duponti margaritae - Avibase". Retrieved 2016-12-18.