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Melanerpes

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Aves
Subclassis: Carinatae
Infraclassis: Neornithes
Parvclassis: Neognathae
Ordo: Piciformes
Familia: Picidae
Subfamilia: Picinae
Genus: Melanerpes
Species: M. aurifrons - M. cactorum - M. candidus - M. carolinus - M. chrysauchen - M. chrysogenys - M. cruentatus - M. erythrocephalus - M. flavifrons - M. formicivorus - M. herminieri - M. hoffmannii - M. hypopolius - M. lewis - M. portoricensis - M. pucherani - M. pulcher - M. pygmaeus - M. radiolatus - M. rubricapillus - M. striatus - M. superciliaris - M. uropygialis

Name

Melanerpes Swainson, 1832

Reference

Fauna Boreali-Americana 2(1831) p.316

Melanerpes is a genus of woodpeckers of the family Picidae found in the New World. The name comes from Latin, and means "black creeper".[1]

Species of Melanerpes

* White Woodpecker, Melanerpes candidus
* Lewis's Woodpecker, Melanerpes lewis
* Guadeloupe Woodpecker, Melanerpes herminieri
* Puerto Rican Woodpecker, Melanerpes portoricensis
* Red-headed Woodpecker, Melanerpes erythrocephalus
* Acorn Woodpecker, Melanerpes formicivorus
* Golden-naped Woodpecker, Melanerpes chrysauchen
* Black-cheeked Woodpecker, Melanerpes pucherani
* Yellow-tufted Woodpecker, Melanerpes cruentatus
* Yellow-fronted Woodpecker, Melanerpes flavifrons
* White-fronted Woodpecker, Melanerpes cactorum
* Hispaniolan Woodpecker, Melanerpes striatus
* Jamaican Woodpecker, Melanerpes radiolatus
* Golden-cheeked Woodpecker, Melanerpes chrysogenys
* Gray-breasted Woodpecker, Melanerpes hypopolius
* Yucatan Woodpecker, Melanerpes pygmaeus
* Red-crowned Woodpecker, Melanerpes rubricapillus
* Hoffmann's Woodpecker, Melanerpes hoffmannii
* Gila Woodpecker, Melanerpes uropygialis
* Golden-fronted Woodpecker, Melanerpes aurifrons
* Red-bellied Woodpecker, Melanerpes carolinus
* West Indian Woodpecker, Melanerpes superciliaris
o Grand Bahama West Indian Woodpecker, Melanerpes superciliaris bahamensis (extinct: 1950s)
* Beautiful Woodpecker, Melanerpes pulcher


References

1. ^ Lewis's Woodpecker at Lewis-Clark.org, Fort Mandan Foundation

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