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Taxonavigation: Piciformes 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Classis: Aves
Informal group: Saurornithes
Cladus: Ornithothoraces
Cladus: Ornithurae
Subclassis: Carinatae
Infraclassis: Neornithes
Parvclassis: Neognathae
Ordo: Piciformes

Familia: Picidae
Subfamilia: Picinae
Genus: Colaptes
Species: C. atricollis – C. auratus – C. auricularis – C. campestris – C. chrysoides – C. fernandinae – C. melanochloros – C. pitius – C. punctigula – C. rivolii – C. rubiginosus – C. rupicola


Colaptes Vigors, 1825: 457


  • Vigors, N.A. 1825. Observations on the Natural Affinities that connect the Orders and Families of Birds. Transactions of the Linnean Society of London 14(3): 395-517. BHL   [original description: p. 457 - note]
  • Voisin C. & J.-F. Voisin, 2010: List of type specimens of birds in the collections of the Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle (Paris, France). 20. Piciformes (Part 2: Picidae). Journal of the National Museum (Prague), Natural History Series 179 (2): 7–26.
  • Webb, D.M. & Moore, W.S. 2005. A phylogenetic analysis of woodpeckers and their allies using 12S, Cyt b, and COI nucleotide sequences (class Aves; order Piciformes). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 36: 233-248. Full article (PDF)Reference page 
  • Benz, B.W., Robbins, M.B. & Peterson, A.T. 2006. Evolutionary history of woodpeckers and allies (Aves: Picidae): Placing key taxa on the phylogenetic tree. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 40: 389–399. Full article (PDF)Reference page 
  • Moore, W.S., Overton, L.C. & Miglia, K.J. 2011. Mitochondrial DNA based phylogeny of the woodpecker genera Colaptes and Piculus, and implications for the history of woodpecker diversification in South America. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 58(1): 76–84. AbstractReference page 

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Flickers; woodpeckers
español: Carpinteros
português: Pica-paus