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Browsing through a species group

Depending on your selection, you can have a family or genus displayed.

You have a number of filter options: a. all, ticked or non-ticked (Default all); b. Geographical areas (default All) and c. checklist to be used (default as per your personal settings - Clements 6.7 for birds and GT 2.0 for non-birds). If you have modified the options, you need to click on "Set Filter" to activate.

* Column 1 gives sequence # based on the checklist that has been filtered
* Column 2 has a green tick marker if you have ticked the taxa
* Column 3 shows the IUCN codes (click on the code and you will be linked to IUCN species info site)

By clicking on on the menu line on any of these 3 columns (and column 5 and 6, see below), it will sort ascendingly or descendingly. You restore to the default sequence by clicking on column 1 until you have sequence #1 at the top.

* Column 4 has a Show/Hide marker for polytypic species (i.e. a species with multiple subspecies) - click on to show the underlying taxa; click again to hide. If you have expanded a number of polytypic species, you can hide them all by clicking on the species group itself.

* Column 5 (English name), column 6 (Scientific name) and, if you have the language option other than English, column 7 (Domestic name) are self-explanatory. The English and scientific names are from the checklist that has been filtered (in this case Clements 6.7). The domestic names come from various sources and translations.

* Column 8 has markers for species or subspecies with photos ( links to Photo Gallery) and those which lack photos ( links to Photo Upload page).

You can set the value on how many entries you want to display at a time. Also, you have a Search field with a predictive search function (starts after you have typed two letters) which is handy when browsing through big species groups like e.g. hummingbirds.

Finally, you will be redirected to the info page of the species which is highlighted in yellow by clicking on it.
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1 Dark Pierrot
Tarucus ananda
eninsular and southern India up to Mumbai; Sikkim, Assam and Khasi Hills onto Myanmar and Dawnas; Orissa
2 Little Tiger Blue
Tarucus balkanicus
3 Bowker's Blue
Tarucus bowkeri
South Africa
4     Bowker's Blue
    Tarucus bowkeri bowkeri
South Africa
5     Bowker's Blue
    Tarucus bowkeri transvaalensis
South Africa
6 Spotted Pierrot
Tarucus callinara
Indomalaya (Bangladesh and/or India (Bengal), Myanmar, Pakistan (Peshawar) and Thailand).
7 Pointed Pierrot
Tarucus indica
8 Striped Pierrot
Tarucus nara
9 Mediterranean Tiger Blue
Tarucus rosacea
Mauritania, Senegal, Gambia, Guinea, Burkina Faso, northern Ivory Coast, northern Ghana, northern Nigeria, Niger, northern Cameroon, Chad, Sudan, Ethiopia, northern Uganda, north-western Kenya, Somalia, Djibouti and Arabia
10 Mediterranean Blue
Tarucus rosaceus
11 Dotted Blue
Tarucus sybaris
South Africa
12     Dotted Blue
    Tarucus sybaris linearis
South Africa
13     Dotted Blue
    Tarucus sybaris sybaris
South Africa
14 Common Tiger Blue
Tarucus theophrastus
15 Fynbos Blue
Tarucus thespis
South Africa

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