Calandrella

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Calandrella
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Greater short-toed lark (Calandrella brachydactyla)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Alaudidae
Genus: Calandrella
Kaup, 1829
Species

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Synonyms
  • Tephrocorys

Calandrella is a genus of lark in the Alaudidae family.

Taxonomy and systematics[edit]

Johann Jakob Kaup established the genus Calandrella in 1829. It has six extant and at least one extinct species. The genus name is a diminutive of Ancient Greek kalandros, the calandra lark.[1] Four of the species in the genus use the shortened name of short-toed lark as an alternate name.

Extant species[edit]

Six species are recognized in the genus:[2]

Extinct species[edit]

At least one fossil species is included in this genus:

  • Calandrella gali (late Miocene of Polgardi, Hungary)[3]

Former species[edit]

Some authorities have classified the following species as belonging to the genus Calandrella:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jobling, James A (2010). The Helm Dictionary of Scientific Bird Names. London: Christopher Helm. p. 84. ISBN 978-1-4081-2501-4. 
  2. ^ "Nicators, reedling & larks « IOC World Bird List". www.worldbirdnames.org. Retrieved 2016-12-06. 
  3. ^ Kessler, E. 2013. Neogene songbirds (Aves, Passeriformes) from Hungary. – Hantkeniana, Budapest, 2013, 8: 37-149.
  4. ^ "Mirafra rufocinnamomea buckleyi - Avibase". avibase.bsc-eoc.org. Retrieved 2016-12-17. 
  5. ^ "Spizocorys obbiensis - Avibase". avibase.bsc-eoc.org. Retrieved 2016-12-02. 
  6. ^ "Spizocorys sclateri - Avibase". avibase.bsc-eoc.org. Retrieved 2016-12-02. 
  7. ^ "Spizocorys starki - Avibase". avibase.bsc-eoc.org. Retrieved 2016-12-02. 
  8. ^ "Spizocorys personata - Avibase". avibase.bsc-eoc.org. Retrieved 2016-12-04. 
  9. ^ "Spizocorys fringillaris - Avibase". avibase.bsc-eoc.org. Retrieved 2016-12-04. 
  10. ^ "Spizocorys conirostris - Avibase". avibase.bsc-eoc.org. Retrieved 2016-12-16. 
  11. ^ "Alauda razae - Avibase". avibase.bsc-eoc.org. Retrieved 2016-12-05. 
  12. ^ "Alaudala athensis - Avibase". avibase.bsc-eoc.org. Retrieved 2016-12-19. 
  13. ^ "Alaudala cheleensis - Avibase". avibase.bsc-eoc.org. Retrieved 2016-12-19. 
  14. ^ "Alaudala cheleensis leucophaea - Avibase". avibase.bsc-eoc.org. Retrieved 2016-12-19. 
  15. ^ "Alaudala somalica - Avibase". avibase.bsc-eoc.org. Retrieved 2016-12-20. 
  16. ^ "Alaudala raytal - Avibase". avibase.bsc-eoc.org. Retrieved 2016-12-21.