Taxon profile


Phaethon Linnaeus, 1758

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Aves - birds »  order Phaethontiformes - tropicbird »  family Phaethontidae - tropicbirds

Scientific synonyms

Leptophaethon Mathews, 1913
Lepturus Moehring, 1752
Lepturus Reichenbach, 1853
Phaeton Linnaeus, 1766
Scaeophaethon Mathews, 1913
Phoenicurus Bonaparte, 1855

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Included taxa

Number of records: 3

species Phaethon aethereus Linnaeus, 1758 - Red-billed Tropicbird

Phaethon aethereus - Red-billed Tropicbird

species Phaethon lepturus Daudin, 1802 - White-tailed Tropicbird

Phaethon lepturus - White-tailed Tropicbird

species Phaethon rubricauda Boddaert, 1783 - Red-tailed Tropicbird

Phaethon rubricauda - Red-tailed Tropicbird

Links and literature

EN Australian Faunal Directory [acf28e98-0c9b-433d-b410-221b637daa04]

ABRS (2009-2015): Australian Faunal Directory [], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Phaethon Linnaeus, 1758]
Data retrieved on: 6 February 2015
EN Gill F. & Donsker D.: IOC World Bird List 7.3 [] [as Phaethon Linnaeus, 1758]
Data retrieved on: 16 November 2017

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