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Phaethon Linnaeus 1758 (tropicbird)

Reptilia - Pelecaniformes - Phaethontidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 129863

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Editio Decima 1:1-824

Parent taxon: Phaethontidae according to J. F. Clements et al. 2017

Sister taxa: Heliadornis, Phaethusavis

Subtaxa: Phaethon aethereus, Phaethon lepturus, Phaethon rubricauda

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore