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The great spotted woodpecker (Dendrocopos major) belongs to the family Picidae under the order Piciformes.

Great spotted woodpecker taxonomy

The family Picidae are a group of near-passerine birds. The family Picidae was first introduced 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 1820.

The family Picidae is divided into four subfamilies, viz., Jynginae, Nesoctitinae, Picumninae and Picinae. The subfamily Picinae was described by Charles Lucien Jules Laurent Bonaparte (24 May 1803 – 29 July 1857), a French biologist and ornithologist, in the year 1838.

The subfamily Picinae comprises 31 genera, including genus Dendrocopos. The genus Dendrocopos was first described by Carl Ludwig Koch (21 September 1778 – 23 August 1857), a German entomologist and arachnologist, in the year 1816.

The genus Dendrocopos comprises twelve species including species Dendrocopos major. The species Dendrocopos major was first described (as Picus major) by Carl Linnaeus (23 May 1707 – 10 January 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician and zoologist, in the year 1758.

The species Dendrocopos major is polytypic and comprises fourteen subspecies, viz., D. m. major, D. m. cabanisi, D. m. brevirostris, D. m. stresemanni, D. m. kamtschaticus, D. m. japonicus, D. m. pinetorum, D. m. poelzami, D. m. hispanus, D. m. numidus, D. m. harterti, D. m. thanneri, D. m. canariensis and D. m. mauritanus.
Taxonomic classification
Binomial name:Dendrocopos major
Species:D. major
Genus:Dendrocopos
Subfamily:-
Family:Picidae
Order:Piciformes
Class:Aves
Phylum:Chordata
Kingdom:Animalia
Great spotted woodpecker - Dendrocopos major
1.Great spotted woodpecker - Dendrocopos major 390
Photo by PeterRohrbeck

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2.Great spotted woodpecker - Dendrocopos major
Photo by PeterRohrbeck

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3.Great spotted woodpecker - Dendrocopos major
Photo by Marcel Sahlmen

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4.Great spotted woodpecker - Dendrocopos major
Photo by Monika Gause

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5.Great spotted woodpecker - Dendrocopos major
Photo by P-O Rehnberg

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6.Great spotted woodpecker - Dendrocopos major
Photo by Andreas Eichler

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7.Great spotted woodpecker - Dendrocopos major
Photo by stuart Burns

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8.Great spotted woodpecker - Dendrocopos major
Photo by Aorg1961

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9.Great spotted woodpecker - Dendrocopos major
Photo by Didier Descouens


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1.Photo source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Buntspecht2ib.jpg (cropped)
Author: PeterRohrbeck | License: CC BY-SA 4.0
2.Photo source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Buntspecht1ib.jpg (cropped)
Author: PeterRohrbeck | License: CC BY-SA 4.0
3.Photo source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Buntspecht_2009.jpg (cropped)
Author: Marcel Sahlmen | License: CC BY-SA 3.0 DE
4.Photo source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Buntspecht-f%C3%BCttert-jungvogel.png (cropped)
Author: Monika Gause | License: CC BY-SA 3.0 DE
5.Photo source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Great_spotted_woodpecker_(Dendrocopos_major).jpg (cropped)
Author: P-O Rehnberg | License: CC BY-SA 4.0
6.Photo source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:2015.05.08.-02-Kaefertaler_Wald-Mannheim--Buntspecht-Weibchen.jpg (cropped)
Author: Andreas Eichler | License: CC BY-SA 4.0
7.Photo source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/41173345@N03/5755023022/ (cropped)
Author: stuart Burns | License: CC BY 2.0 as on 2/25/18
8.Photo source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Dzi%C4%99cio%C5%82_du%C5%BCy_1.jpg (cropped)
Author: Aorg1961 | License: CC BY-SA 4.0
9.Photo source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Dendrocopos_major_MHNT_232.jpg (cropped)
Author: Didier Descouens | License: CC BY-SA 3.0
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