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ANHINGIDAE - Darters (1:4)
ANHINGA Brisson, 1760 F - Anhinga Brisson; type by tautonymy = Plotus anhinga Linnaeus, 1766  1
Anhinga anhinga Anhinga
leucogaster (Vieillot, 1816) SE USA (North Carolina to Texas) and Mexico (Tamaulipas and S Sinaloa) to Panama; Cuba
anhinga (Linnaeus, 1766) Trinidad and Tobago; Colombia south to Ecuador (west of the Andes), NE Argentina and Uruguay (east of the Andes)
Anhinga rufa African Darter
chantrei (Oustalet, 1882)2 Iran (lower Tigris-Euphrates valley)
rufa (Daudin, 1802)3 vSub-Saharan Africa
vulsini Bangs, 1918 Madagascar
Anhinga melanogaster   Pennant, 1769 Oriental Darter
Pakistan (Indus valley), India, Sri Lanka, mainland SE Asia, Greater Sundas, Philippines, Sulawesi, Sumbawa and Timor (?)4
Anhinga novaehollandiae5 Australasian Darter
papua Rand, 19386 New Guinea
novaehollandiae (Gould, 1847) Australia

1 Classification follows Schodde et al. (2012) [Schodde, 2012 #14005]. Sibley & Monroe (1990) [Sibley, 1990 #3636] considered all species in the genus to form a superspecies; Schodde et al. (2012) [Schodde, 2012 #14005] excluded A. anhinga.
2 For recognition see Schodde et al. (2012) [Schodde, 2012 #14005].
3 For treatment as a separate species from A. melanogaster, see Zimmerman et al. (1996) [Zimmerman, 1996 #4328], Ryan in Hockey et al. (2005) [Hockey, 2005 #12724], and Schodde et al. (2012) [Schodde, 2012 #14005].
4 Subspecies identity of population on Timor uncertain; see Schodde et al. (2012) [Schodde, 2012 #14005].
5 For treatment as a separate species from A. melanogaster, see Schodde et al. (2012) [Schodde, 2012 #14005].
6 For recognition see Schodde et al. (2012) [Schodde, 2012 #14005].
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