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The rufous-bellied woodpecker (Dendrocopos hyperythrus) belongs to the family Picidae under the order Piciformes.

Rufous-bellied woodpecker taxonomy

The Picidae is the family of woodpeckers, piculets, wrynecks and sapsuckers. The family Picidae was first described by William Elford Leach, MD, FRS (2 February 1791 – 25 August 1836), an English zoologist and marine biologist, in the year 1820.

The family Picidae comprises four subfamilies, viz., Picumninae, Jynginae, Nesoctitinae and Picinae. The subfamily Picinae was introduced 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 30 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 Dendrocopos hyperythrus. The species D. hyperythrus is polytypic and comprises four subspecies, viz., D. h. hyperythrus, D. h. marshalli, D. h. annamensis and D. h. subrufinus.
Taxonomic classification
Binomial name:Dendrocopos hyperythrus
Species:D. hyperythrus
Rufous-bellied woodpecker - Dendrocopos hyperythrus
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