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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Pelecaniformes
Family: Phalacrocoracidae
Genus: Phalacrocorax

Phalacrocorax is a genus of birds that includes all but one of the species of the cormorants or shags, Phalacrocoracidae. The one cormorant not part of Phalacrocorax is the flightless cormorant[?], Nannopterum[?] harrisi.

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