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Tigrisoma mexicanum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Pelecaniformes
Family: Ardeidae
Genus: Tigrisoma
Swainson, 1827

Tigrisoma is a genus of heron in the family Ardeidae. Established by William John Swainson in 1827, it contains the following species:[1]

The name Tigrisoma is a combination of two Greek words: tigris, meaning "tiger" and somā, meaning "body".[2]


  1. ^ "ITIS Report: Tigrisoma". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 24 November 2014. 
  2. ^ Jobling, James A. (2010). The Helm Dictionary of Scientific Names. London, UK: Christopher Helm. p. 386. ISBN 978-1-4081-2501-4.