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CATHARTIDAE - New World Vultures (5:7)
CATHARTES Illiger, 1811 M - Vultur aura Linnaeus, 1758; type by subsequent designation (Vigors, 1826, Zool. Journ., 2 (1825), p. 384).  
Cathartes aura Turkey Vulture
meridionalis Swann, 19211 vW North America (east to S Manitoba and SC Texas) >> south to C South America
septentrionalis zu Wied, 1839 vE North America (E Ontario and Québec south to Louisiana and Florida)
aura (Linnaeus, 1758) SW USA (S California to S Texas) to N Costa Rica; Greater Antilles
ruficollis von Spix, 1824 vS Costa Rica, Panama and South America (east of Andes) to N Argentina and Uruguay; Trinidad
jota (G.I. Molina, 1782) Andean slopes from Colombia to Tierra del Fuego into lowlands of C and S Argentina
falklandicus (Sharpe, 1873)2 vCoastal S Ecuador (Isla la Plata) to C Chile (Isla Mocha); Falkland Is.
Cathartes burrovianus Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture
burrovianus Cassin, 1845 vSE Mexico (S Tamaulipas and Oaxaca) to C Colombia and N Venezuela
urubutinga von Pelzeln, 18613,4 SE Colombia, S Venezuela and the Guianas to NE Argentina and Uruguay
Cathartes melambrotus 5  Wetmore, 1964 Greater Yellow-headed Vulture
vAmazonia, the Guianas
CORAGYPS Le Maout, 1853 M - Vultur urubu Vieillot, 1807; type by monotypy = Vultur atratus Bechstein, 1793  6
Coragyps atratus 7  (Bechstein, 1793) Black Vulture
vE and S USA to C Chile (N Aisén) and C Argentina (Río Negro)
SARCORAMPHUS Duméril, 1805 M - Vultur papa Linnaeus, 1758; type by subsequent designation (Vigors, 1826, Zool. Journ., 2, pp. 381 (note), 384) (1825).  
Sarcoramphus papa   (Linnaeus, 1758) King Vulture
iS Mexico (S Veracruz and Guerrero) to NW Peru, N Argentina and Uruguay
GYMNOGYPS Lesson, 1842 M - Vultur californianus Shaw, 1797; type by monotypy  
Gymnogyps californianus   (Shaw, 1797) α California Condor
vReintroduced to S California, N Arizona and N Baja California
VULTUR Linnaeus, 1758 M - Vultur gryphus Linnaeus, 1758; type by subsequent designation (J.A. Allen, 1907, Bull. American Museum of Natural History, 24, p. 11).  
Vultur gryphus   Linnaeus, 1758 Andean Condor
iSanta Marta Mts.; Andes from W Venezuela (Mérida) to Tierra del Fuego

1 For recognition see Blake (1977) [Blake, 1977 #326].
2 For continued recognition see Blake (1977) [Blake, 1977 #326].
3 For recognition see Blake (1977) [Blake, 1977 #326].
4 Original spelling, where same spelling used each time. Correctly used by Blake (1977) [Blake, 1977 #326].
5 For treatment as a separate species from C. burrovianus; see Wetmore (1964) [Wetmore, 1964 #8471].
6 For corrected authorship attribution see Gregory (1998) [Gregory, 1998 #1815].
7 Includes brasiliensis and foetens; see Stresemann & Amadon (1979) [Stresemann, 1979 #3770]; but see also Blake (1977) [Blake, 1977 #326].
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