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King Vulture
Sarcoramphus papa (Linnaeus, 1758)
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Order:
  Accipitriformes
Family:
  Cathartidae
Genus:
  Sarcoramphus

Scientific:
  Sarcoramphus papa

Citation:
  (Linnaeus, 1758)

Reference:
  Syst.Nat.ed.10 p.86

Protonym:
  Vultur papa

Avibase ID:
  9306DA2F3B23E74C

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/9306DA2F

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 175277

Geographic range:

  • Sarcoramphus papa: S Mexico to n Argentina and Brazil
Source: Clements checklist

English:
  King Vulture
Czech:
  kondor královský
German:
  Königsgeier
Danish:
  Kongekondor
Spanish:
  Zopilote Rey
Finnish:
  kuningaskondori
French:
  Sarcoramphe roi
Italian:
  Avvoltoio re
Japanese:
  tokiirokondoru
Japanese:
  トキイロコンドル
Dutch:
  Koningsgier
Norwegian:
  Kongekondor
Polish:
  kondor królewski
Portuguese:
  Urubu-rei
Portuguese (Brazil):
  Urubu-rei
Russian:
  Королевский гриф
Slovak:
  kondor kráľovský
Swedish:
  kungsgam
Chinese:
  王鹫


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 14th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 15th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 20th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 21st suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 22nd suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 23rd suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 24th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 25th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 26th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 27th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 28th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 29th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 30th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 31st suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (1957):
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American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 32nd suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 33rd suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (1983):
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American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 35th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 36th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 37th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 38th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 39th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 40th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 41st suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (1998):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 42nd suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 43rd suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 44th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 45th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 46th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 47th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 48th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 49th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 50th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 51st suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 52nd suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 53rd suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 54th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 55th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 56th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 57th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 58th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 59th suppl.):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
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Birdlife checklist version 00:
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Birdlife checklist version 01:
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Birdlife checklist version 02:
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Birdlife checklist version 03:
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Birdlife checklist version 04:
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Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
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Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
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Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
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Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
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Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
   Sarcoramphe roi ( Sarcoramphus papa)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
   Sarcoramphe roi ( Sarcoramphus papa)
Clements 1st edition:
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Clements 3rd edition:
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Clements 4th edition:
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Clements 5th edition (as published):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition:
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
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Clements, version 2015:
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Clements, version 2016:
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Clements, version 2017:
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Clements, version 2018:
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eBird version 1.50:
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eBird version 1.52:
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eBird version 1.53:
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eBird version 1.54:
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eBird version 1.55:
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eBird version 2015:
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eBird version 2016:
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eBird version 2017:
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eBird version 2018:
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Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
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Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
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Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
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Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
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Morony, Bock and Farrand:
   King Vulture ( Sarcoramphus papa)
James Lee Peters:
    Sarcoramphus papa
James Lee Peters (original):
    Sarcoramphus papa
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
    Sarcoramphus papa
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
   King Vulture ( Sarcoramphus papa)
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
   King Vulture ( Sarcoramphus papa)
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
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South American Classification Committee (24/10/2003):
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South American Classification Committee (14/09/2005):
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South American Classification Committee (16/07/2006):
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South American Classification Committee (26/09/2007):
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South American Classification Committee (01/05/2008):
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South American Classification Committee (30/09/2009):
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South American Classification Committee (19/08/2010):
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South American Classification Committee (8/08/2011):
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South American Classification Committee (8/02/2012):
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South American Classification Committee (4/09/2012):
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South American Classification Committee (17/03/2013):
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South American Classification Committee (9/02/2014):
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South American Classification Committee (16/02/2015):
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South American Classification Committee (28/07/2016):
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South American Classification Committee (22/04/2017):
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South American Classification Committee (4/06/2018):
   King Vulture ( Sarcoramphus papa)
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Sarcoramphus papa
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Sarcoramphus papa

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Other synonyms

Arawak: Anwana-aharokoñ
Bulgarian: Кралски лешояд
Catalan: Rei dels Zopilots, Voltor rei, Zopilot reial
Carib: Anuwana
Czech: Kondor královský
Danish: Kongekondor
German: Königsgeier
Aukan: Opété, Tiinguifoo
Emerillon: Iluwu
English: American King Vulture, King Vulture
Spanish: Cóndor Real, Cuervo real, Jote real, Rey de los Gallinazos, Rey zope, Zopilote Real, Zopilote Rey
Spanish (Argentine): Jote real
Spanish (Colombia): Rey de los Gallinazos
Spanish (Costa Rica): Zopilote Rey
Spanish (Spain): Zopilote Rey
Spanish (Honduras): Rey zope
Spanish (Mexico): Zopilote Rey
Spanish (Nicaragua): Zopilote Real
Spanish (Panama): Gallinazo Rey
Spanish (Peru): Gallinazo Rey
Spanish (Paraguay): Cuervo real
Spanish (Venezuela): Rey Zamuro
Estonian: kuningkondor
Finnish: Kuningaskondori
French: Condor roi, Sarcoramphe roi, Vautour pape, Vautour royal
Guianese Creole French: Gran-kòrbo, Kòrbo-rwa
Irish: Ríbhultúr
Guarani: Ururuti, Yryvu ruvicha, Yryvu-ruvicha
Hebrew: נשרון מלכותי
Hungarian: királykeselyű
Italian: Avvoltoio re, Avvoltoio reale, papa, Re
Japanese: tokiirokondoru
Japanese: トキイロコンドル
Karipúna Creole French: Rei-corbeau
Latin: Sarcaramphus papa, Sarcoramphus papa, Sarcorhamphus papa, Vultur papa
Lithuanian: Karališkasis grifas
Dutch: Koningsgier
Norwegian: Kongekondor
Wayampi: Uluwu, Uluwusĩ
Palikúr: Makelewëm
Polish: kondor królewski
Portuguese: corvo-branco, urubitinga, urubu-branco, Urubu-rei, urubu-tinga
Portuguese (Brazil): corvo-branco, urubitinga, urubu-branco, Urubu-rei, urubu-tinga
Portuguese (Portugal): Urubu-rei
Russian: Королевский гриф
Slovak: kondor kráľovský
Slovenian: kraljevski jastreb
Serbian: Kraljevski lešinar
Sranan: Granmantingifowru
Swedish: Kungsgam
Turkish: Kral Akbaba
Ukrainian: Кондор королівський
Wayana: Kulum
Chinese: 王鹫
Chinese (Traditional): 王鷲

 

         

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