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genus

Sterna Linnaeus, 1758

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Aves - birds »  order Charadriiformes »  family Laridae - gulls »  subfamily Sterninae

Scientific synonyms

Chelido Billberg, 1828
Gygisterna Mathews, 1912
Helopus Wagler, 1832
Heroprogne Buller, 1905
Hydrocecropis Boie, 1844
Hydroprocne Des Murs, 1854
Laropis Wagler, 1832
Laropsis Mathews, 1927
Pontochelidon Hogg, 1846
Silochelidon Lindermayer, 1843

Included taxa

Number of records: 14

species Sterna acuticauda J. E. Gray, 1831 - Black-bellied Tern
species Sterna albostriata (Gray, 1845) - Black-fronted Tern
species Sterna aurantia J. E. Gray, 1831 - River Tern
species Sterna dougallii Montagu, 1813 - Roseate Tern

Sterna dougallii - 0000000001 1

species Sterna forsteri Nuttall, 1834 - Forster's Tern
species Sterna hirundinacea Lesson, 1831 - South American Tern

Sterna hirundinacea - 0000000001 1

species Sterna hirundo Linnaeus, 1758 - Common Tern

Sterna hirundo - 000000100111

species Sterna paradisaea Pontoppidan, 1763 - Arctic Tern

Sterna paradisaea - 000000000111

species Sterna repressa Hartert, 1916 - White-cheeked Tern
species Sterna striata J. F. Gmelin, 1789 - White-fronted Tern

Sterna striata - 0000000001 1

species Sterna sumatrana Raffles, 1822 - Black-naped Tern

Sterna sumatrana - 0000000001 1

species Sterna trudeaui Audubon, 1838 - Snowy-crowned Tern
species Sterna virgata Cabanis, 1875 - Kerguelen Tern
species Sterna vittata J. F. Gmelin, 1789 - Antarctic Tern

Sterna vittata - 0000000001 1


Links and literature

EN The Interim Register of Marine and Nonmarine Genera [1294558]

Rees, T. (compiler): The Interim Register of Marine and Nonmarine Genera [http://www.irmng.org] [as Sterna Linnaeus, 1758]
Data retrieved on: 30 November 2019
EN Australian Faunal Directory [cd27b474-f3b0-403e-aab2-5f4d3996ba09]

ABRS (2009-2019): Australian Faunal Directory [https://biodiversity.org.au/afd/home], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Sterna Linnaeus, 1758]
Data retrieved on: 8 February 2015
EN Australian Faunal Directory [f675914d-3161-4b01-80c4-18834c5898f3]

ABRS (2009-2019): Australian Faunal Directory [https://biodiversity.org.au/afd/home], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Gygisterna Mathews, 1912]
Data retrieved on: 7 February 2015
EN Gill F. & Donsker D.: IOC World Bird List 10.2 [http://www.worldbirdnames.org/] [as Sterna Linnaeus, 1758]
Data retrieved on: 1 August 2020

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