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The red-wattled lapwing (Vanellus indicus) belongs to the family Charadriidae under the order Charadriiformes.

Red-wattled lapwing taxonomy

The family Charadriidae was first described by William Elford Leach, MD, FRS (2 February 1791 – 25 August 1836), an English zoologist and marine biologist, in a guide to the contents of the British Museum published in the year 1820.

The family Charadriidae is divided into two subfamilies (Vanellinae and Charadriinae), ten genera and 66 species. The subfamily Vanellinae was first described by Charles Lucien Jules Laurent Bonaparte (24 May 1803 – 29 July 1857), a French biologist and ornithologist, in the year 1842.

The subfamily Vanellinae contains two genera, viz., Erythrogonys and Vanellus. The genus Vanellus was first described by Mathurin Jacques Brisson in the year 1760. The genus Vanellus has 24 species classified under it.

The species Vanellus indicus was first described by Pieter Boddaert (1733 – 6 May 1795), a Dutch physician and naturalist, in the year 1783.
Taxonomic classification
Binomial name:Vanellus indicus
Species:V. indicus
Vanellus indicus
1.Red-wattled lapwing - Vanellus indicus 257
Photo by Bhadraslg


Vanellus indicus
2.Red-wattled lapwing - Vanellus indicus
Photo by Arindam Aditya

Vanellus indicus
3.Red-wattled lapwing - Vanellus indicus
Photo by Dr. Raju Kasambe

Vanellus indicus
4.Red-wattled lapwing - Vanellus indicus
Photo by Davidvraju

Vanellus indicus
5.Red-wattled lapwing - Vanellus indicus
Photo by Dattatreya N R

Vanellus indicus
6.Red-wattled lapwing - Vanellus indicus
Photo by Karunakar Rayker

Vanellus indicus
7.Red-wattled lapwing - Vanellus indicus
Photo by AChawla

Vanellus indicus
8.Red-wattled lapwing - Vanellus indicus
Photo by Rathika Ramasamy


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1.Photo source: (cropped)
Author: Bhadraslg | License: CC BY-SA 4.0
2.Photo source: (cropped)
Author: Arindam Aditya | License: CC BY-SA 4.0
3.Photo source: (cropped)
Author: Dr. Raju Kasambe | License: CC BY-SA 4.0
4.Photo source: (cropped)
Author: Davidvraju | License: CC BY-SA 4.0
5.Photo source: (cropped)
Author: Dattatreya N R | License: CC BY-SA 4.0
6.Photo source: (cropped)
Author: Karunakar Rayker | License: CC BY 2.0 as on 9/26/17
7.Source: (cropped)
Author: AChawla | License: CC BY-SA 3.0
8.Source: (cropped)
Author: Rathika Ramasamy | License: CC BY 2.0 as on 9/26/17
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