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Sterna Linnaeus 1758 (tern)

Reptilia - Charadriiformes - Laridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 83370

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: Laridae according to J. F. Clements et al. 2017

Sister taxa: Anous, Chlidonias, Chroicocephalus, Creagrus, Gaviota, Gelochelidon, Gygis, Halcyornis, Hydrocoloeus, Hydroprogne, Larinae, Larosterna, Larus, Leucophaeus, Limicolavis, Limosavis, Onychoprion, Pagophila, Pseudosterna, Rhodostethia, Rissa, Sterninae, Sternula, Thalasseus, Xema

Subtaxa: Sterna forsteri, Sterna hirundo, Sterna milneedwardsi, Sterna paradisaea, Sterna striata, Sterna sumatrana, Sterna vittata

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore