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Genus: Certhilauda (long-billed larks; Short-clawed lark)

Life > Eukaryotes > Opisthokonta > Metazoa (animals) > Bilateria > Deuterostomia > Chordata > Craniata > Vertebrata (vertebrates)  > Gnathostomata (jawed vertebrates) > Teleostomi (teleost fish) > Osteichthyes (bony fish) > Class: Sarcopterygii (lobe-finned fish) > Stegocephalia (terrestrial vertebrates) > Tetrapoda (four-legged vertebrates) > Reptiliomorpha > Amniota > Reptilia (reptiles) > Romeriida > Diapsida > Archosauromorpha > Archosauria > Dinosauria (dinosaurs) > Saurischia > Theropoda (bipedal predatory dinosaurs) > Coelurosauria > Maniraptora > Aves (birds) > Order: Passeriformes > Family: Alaudidae

Near endemic to southern Africa with all six species found in this region. All but the Short-clawed lark where once combined into the "Long-billed lark" species, but were subsequently found to be genetically distinct.


Certhilauda benguelensis (Benguela Long-billed lark) 

Certhilauda brevirostris (Agulhas Long-billed lark) 

Certhilauda chuana (Short-clawed lark) 

Certhilauda curvirostris (Cape Long-billed lark) 

Certhilauda semitorquata (Eastern Long-billed lark) 

Certhilauda subcoronata (Karoo Long-billed lark)