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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
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: Melieraxinae
Genus: Melierax
Species: M. canorus - M. gabar - M. metabates - M. poliopterus

Melierax G.R. Gray, 1840

Gray, G.R. 1840. A list of the genera of birds, with an indication of the typical species of each genus, compiled from various sources. 80 pp. Richard and John Taylor (London). BHL DOI: 10.5962/bhl.title.13777 Reference page. p.5

Melierax is a genus of bird of prey in the family Accipitridae. Established by George Robert Gray in 1840, it contains the following species:[1]

Image Scientific name Common Name Distribution
Dark chanting goshawk (Melierax metabates metabates) with francolin.jpg Melierax metabates Dark chanting goshawk sub-Saharan Africa, but avoids the rainforest of the Congo basin and the far south,
Southern pale chanting goshawk, Melierax canorus, at Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Northern Cape, South Africa (34496263232).jpg Melierax canorus Pale chanting goshawk South Africa
Eastern chanting goshawk (Melierax poliopterus).jpg Melierax poliopterus Eastern chanting goshawk East Africa.

The name Melierax is a combination of the Greek words melos, meaning "song" and hierax, meaning "hawk".[2]

"ITIS Report: Melierax". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 21 November 2014.
Jobling, James A. (2010). The Helm Dictionary of Scientific Names. London, UK: Christopher Helm. p. 249. ISBN 978-1-4081-2501-4.

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