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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Infraclassis: Archosauromorpha
Cladus: Crurotarsi
Divisio: Archosauria
Subsectio: Ornithodira
Subtaxon: Dinosauromorpha
Cladus: Dinosauria
Ordo: Saurischia
Cladus: Eusaurischia
Cladus: Theropoda
Cladus: Neotheropoda
Infraclassis: Aves
Cladus: Euavialae
Cladus: Avebrevicauda
Cladus: Pygostylia
Cladus: Ornithothoraces
Cladus: Euornithes
Cladus: Ornithuromorpha
Cladus: Ornithurae
Cladus: Carinatae
Parvclassis: Neornithes
Cohors: Neognathae
Ordo: Accipitriformes

Familia: Accipitridae
Subfamilia: Milvinae
Genus: Ictinia
Species: I. mississippiensis - I. plumbea

Ictinia Vieillot, 1816

Vieillot, L.J.P. 1816. Analyse d'une nouvelle ornithologie élémentaire. 70 pp. Paris: Deterville. P.24 BHL Reference page.

Ictinia is a genus of birds in the family Accipitridae.

It contains two species:

Image Scientific name Common Name Distribution
Mississippi Kite.jpg Ictinia mississippiensis Mississippi kite United States
Ictinia plumbea -Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil-8.jpg Ictinia plumbea Plumbeous kite eastern Mexico to Peru, Bolivia and Argentina

Both of these species are native to the Americas. The name Ictinia was first published by Vieillot in 1816.[1][2]

Integrated Taxonomic Information System

Vieillot. "Ictinia". In Saunders, Howard (ed.). Vieillot's Analyse d'une nouvelle ornithologie élémentaire. (1883 reprint of Vieillot's 1816 book.)
Peterson, Alan P. "Birds of the world: current valid scientific avian names". Zoonomen. Retrieved 6 April 2016.

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