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Title: Annotated checklist of the birds of Brazil by the Brazilian ornithological records committee
Other Titles: Lista comentada das aves do Brasil pelo comite Brasileiro de registros ornitologicos
Authors: Piacentini, Vítor de Queiroz
Aleixo, Alexandre
Agne, Carlos Eduardo
Maurício, Giovanni Nachtigall
Pacheco, José Fernando
Brav, Gustavo A.
Brito, Guilherme Renzo Rocha
Naka, Luciano Nicol?s
Olmos, Fábio
Posso, Sérgio Roberto
Silveira, Luis Fabio
Betini, Gustavo S.
Carrano, Eduardo
Franz, Ismael
Lees, Alexander C.
Lima, Luciano Moreira
Pioli, Dimas
Schunck, Fábio
Amaral, Fábio Raposo do
Bencke, Glayson Ariel
Cohn-Haft, Mario
Figueiredo, Luiz Fernando A
Straube, Fernando Costa
Cesari, Evaldo
Keywords: Biodiversity
Neotropical Region
Spatio-temporal Analysis
Species Diversity
Issue Date: 2015
metadata.dc.publisher.journal: Revista Brasileira de Ornitologia
metadata.dc.relation.ispartof: Volume 23, Número 2, Pags. 91-298
Abstract: Since 2005, the Brazilian Ornithological Records Committee (CBRO) has published updated checklists of Brazilian birds almost every year. Herein, we present a completely new and annotated version of our checklist. For the first time, we list all bird subspecies known from Brazil that are currently accepted by at least one key ornithological reference work. The inclusion of the subspecies should be seen as a synthesis, and not as a taxonomic endorsement. As such, we include in the new checklist 1919 avian species, 910 of which are treated as polytypic in reference works (2042 subspecies), totaling 3051 taxa at the species and subspecies level. We anticipate that several of the subspecies included in our list may be subject to future taxonomic upgrades to species status, while others will probably be shown to be invalid in the light of future taxonomic studies. The results highlight Brazil as a megadiverse country and reinforce the need for proper enforcement of political tools, laws and international commitments assumed by the country to preserve its biodiversity. © 2015, Sociedade Brasileira de Ornitologia. All rights reserved.
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