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Great Blue Heron
Ardea herodias Linnaeus, 1758
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The table provided below compares authorities for this taxon and related concept. Names in red are those that differ from the name in the column located immediately to the left.
Species concept American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (1886)American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (1895)American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (1910)American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (1931)American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (1957)American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (1983)American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (1998)American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 59th suppl.)
* Ardea herodias  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ardea herodias
Great Blue Heron
Ardea herodias
Great Blue Heron
Ardea herodias
Great Blue Heron
Ardea herodias [herodias]  
 
 
 
Ardea herodias
Great Blue Heron
Ardea herodias
Great Blue Heron
Ardea herodias
Great Blue Heron
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ardea herodias [herodias, fannini, cognata] Ardea herodias
Great Blue Heron
Ardea herodias
Great Blue Heron
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ardea herodias [herodias or wardi]  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ardea herodias herodias  
 
 
 
Ardea herodias herodias
 
Ardea herodias herodias
 
Ardea herodias herodias
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ardea herodias herodias (herodias)  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
[Ardea herodias herodias (oligista)]  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
[Ardea herodias herodias (lessonii)]  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ardea herodias fannini  
 
 
 
Ardea herodias fannini
 
Ardea herodias fannini
 
Ardea herodias fannini
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ardea herodias cognata  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ardea herodias wardi Ardea wardi
Ward's Heron
Ardea wardi
Ward's Heron
Ardea herodias wardi
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ardea herodias wardi (wardi)  
 
 
 
 
 
Ardea herodias wardi
 
Ardea herodias wardi
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
[Ardea herodias wardi (treganzai)]  
 
 
 
 
 
Ardea herodias treganzai
 
Ardea herodias treganzai
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
[Ardea herodias wardi (hyperonca)]  
 
 
 
 
 
Ardea herodias hyperonca
 
Ardea herodias hyperonca
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
[Ardea herodias wardi (sanctilucae)]  
 
 
 
 
 
Ardea herodias sancti-lucae
 
Ardea herodias sancti-lucae
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ardea herodias occidentalis Ardea occidentalis
Great White Heron
Ardea occidentalis
Great White Heron
Ardea occidentalis
Great White Heron
Ardea occidentalis
Great White Heron
Ardea occidentalis
Great White Heron
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ardea herodias occidentalis (occidentalis)  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ardea occidentalis occidentalis
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
[Ardea herodias occidentalis (repens)]  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
[Ardea herodias occidentalis (adoxa)]  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

         

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