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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: Theropoda
Cladus: Neotheropoda
Infraclassis: Aves
Ordo: Passeriformes
Subordo: Passeri
Infraordo: Passerida
Superfamilia: Sylvioidea

Familia: Hirundinidae
Genus: Progne
Species: P. chalybea - P. cryptoleuca - P. dominicensis - P. elegans - P. modesta - P. murphyi - P. sinaloae - P. subis - P. tapera


Progne Boie, 1826

Hirundo purpurea Linnaeus, 1766, = Hirundo subis Linnaeus, 1758, = Progne subis. Hudson Bay, Canada.

Primary references

Boie, F. 1826. Generalübersicht der ornithologischen Ordnungen, Familien und Gattungen. Isis, oder Encyclopädische Zeitung von Oken 19: 969–981. BHLReference page. Original citation p.971 BHL

Vernacular names
български: Пурпурни лястовици
English: Martin
فارسی: پروکن‌پرستوها
suomi: Sinipääskyt
italiano: Procne
svenska: Storsvalor

Progne is a genus of birds. The genus name refers to Procne (Πρόκνη), a mythological girl who was turned into a swallow to save her from her husband. She had killed their son to avenge the rape of her sister.[1]
Extant Species

Created by Friedrich Boie in 1826, the genus contains nine American swallows.[2]

Image Scientific name Common name Distribution
Progne tapera -Ceibas, Entre Rios, Argentina-8.jpg Progne tapera Brown-chested martin Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Suriname, the United States, Uruguay, Venezuela, a vagrant to Chile and the Falkland Islands
Progne murphyi.jpg Progne murphyi Peruvian martin Peru and far northern Chile
Progne modesta Galapagos martin Galápagos Islands
Purple martins (Progne subis) Ford Bay Marina 09.jpg Progne subis Purple martin West Coast from British Columbia to Mexico, to East Coast
Southern Martin (Progne elegans) (15934988176).jpg Progne elegans Southern martin Argentina and southern Bolivia
Progne chalybea -Sao Jose do Norte, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil-8.jpg Progne chalybea Grey-breasted martin Central and South America
Progne sinaloae Sinaloa martin Mexico
Progne cryptoleuca Cuban martin Cuba
Progne dominicensis -Tobago, Trinidad and Tobago-8.jpg Progne dominicensis Caribbean martin Mainland Central and South America, Caribbean islands from Jamaica east to Tobago


Jobling, James A (2010). The Helm Dictionary of Scientific Bird Names. London: Christopher Helm. p. 317. ISBN 978-1-4081-2501-4.
"ITIS Report: Progne". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 5 December 2012.

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