Garrulus

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Garrulus
Garrulus glandarius3.jpg
G. glandarius
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Corvidae
Genus: Garrulus
Brisson, 1760
Species
  • Garrulus glandarius
  • Garrulus lanceolatus
  • Garrulus lidthi

Garrulus is a genus of Old World jays, passerine birds in the family Corvidae.

Taxonomy and systematics[edit]

The genus was established by French zoologist Mathurin Jacques Brisson in 1760.[1] The type species is the Eurasian jay (Garrulus glandarius).[2][3] The name Garrulus is a Latin word meaning chattering, babbling or noisy.[4]

Species[edit]

Three species are recognized:[5]

Image Scientific name Common Name Distribution
Peanut Thief (7184679351).jpg Garrulus glandarius Eurasian jay Western Europe and north-western Africa to the Indian subcontinent
Black-headed-jay-rkd.jpg Garrulus lanceolatus Black-headed jay Eastern Afghanistan east the Himalayas, from India to Nepal and Bhutan
Garrulus lidthi Ueno 2013-10-06.jpg Garrulus lidthi Lidth's jay Japan


Former species[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brisson, Mathurin Jacques (1760). Ornithologie, ou, Méthode contenant la division des oiseaux en ordres, sections, genres, especes & leurs variétés (in French and Latin). Volume 1. Paris: Jean-Baptiste Bauche. p. 30. 
  2. ^ Mayr, Ernst; Greenway, James C. Jr, eds. (1962). Check-list of birds of the world. Volume 15. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Museum of Comparative Zoology. p. 228. 
  3. ^ Brisson, Mathurin Jacques (1760). Ornithologie, ou, Méthode contenant la division des oiseaux en ordres, sections, genres, especes & leurs variétés (in French and Latin). Volume 2. Paris: Jean-Baptiste Bauche. p. 47. 
  4. ^ Jobling, James A. (2010). The Helm Dictionary of Scientific Names. London, UK: Christopher Helm. p. 171. ISBN 978-1-4081-2501-4. 
  5. ^ Gill, Frank; Donsker, David, eds. (2017). "Crows, mudnesters & birds-of-paradise". World Bird List Version 7.2. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 28 May 2017. 
  6. ^ "Coracias temminckii - Avibase". avibase.bsc-eoc.org. Retrieved 2017-05-13.