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Kingdom  Animalia
Scientific name  Galerida
Higher classification  Lark
Order  Passerine
Family  Alaudidae
Phylum  Chordata
Rank  Genus
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Lower classifications  Crested lark, Thekla lark, Malabar lark, Sykes's lark, Large‑billed lark

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Galerida is a genus of birds in the family Alaudidae. The current scientific name is derived from Latin. Galerida was the name for a lark with a crest, from galerum, "cap". The name Galerida is synonymous with the earlier genus names Calendula, Heliocorys and Ptilocorys.


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Taxonomy and systematics

Established by Friedrich Boie in 1828, the genus Galerida has seven extant and at least two extinct species.:

Extant species

  • Sykes's lark (Galerida deva)
  • Sun lark (Galerida modesta)
  • Large-billed lark (Galerida magnirostris)
  • Thekla lark (Galerida theklae)
  • Crested lark (Galerida cristata)
  • Malabar lark (Galerida malabarica)
  • Maghreb lark (Galerida macrorhyncha)
  • Extinct species

    There are at least two fossil species which are included in this genus:

  • Galerida bulgarica (late Pliocene of Varshets, Bulgaria)
  • Galerida pannonica (Pliocene of Csarnota, Hungary)
  • Former species

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

  • Short-tailed lark (as Galerida fremantlii)
  • Dunn's lark (as Calendula dunni)
  • References

    Galerida Wikipedia

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