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Crested Lark (Galerida cristata) at Sultanpur I Picture 118.jpg
Galerida cristata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Alaudidae
Genus: Galerida
F. Boie, 1828

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  • Calendula
  • Galerita
  • Heliocorys
  • Ptilocorys

Galerida is a genus of birds in the family Alaudidae. The current scientific name is derived from Latin. Galerida was the name for a lark with a crest, from galerum, "cap".[1] The name Galerida is synonymous with the earlier genus names Calendula, Heliocorys and Ptilocorys.[2]

Taxonomy and systematics[edit]

Established by Friedrich Boie in 1828, the genus Galerida has seven extant and at least two extinct species.:[3]

Extant species[edit]

Extinct species[edit]

There are at least two fossil species which are included in this genus:

Former species[edit]

Formerly, some authorities also considered the following species (or subspecies) as species within the genus Galerida:


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  2. ^ Jobling, James A. (2010-06-30). Helm Dictionary of Scientific Bird Names. Bloomsbury Publishing. ISBN 9781408133262. 
  3. ^ "Nicators, reedling & larks « IOC World Bird List". Retrieved 2016-12-06. 
  4. ^ Boev, Zlatozar (2012). "Neogene Larks (Aves: Alaudidae (Vigors, 1825)) from Bulgaria" (PDF). Acta zoologica bulgarica. 64 (3): 295–318. 
  5. ^ Kessler, E (2013). "Neogene songbirds (Aves, Passeriformes) from Hungary". Hantkeniana. 8: 37–149. 
  6. ^ "Spizocorys fremantlii - Avibase". Retrieved 2016-12-16. 
  7. ^ "Eremalauda dunni - Avibase". Retrieved 2016-12-19.