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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Clade: Aequorlitornithes
Order: Charadriiformes
Suborder: Lari
Family: Laridae
Subfamily: Sterninae
Genus: Sternula
F. Boie, 1822

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Sternula is a genus of small white terns. It is often subsumed into the larger genus Sterna, although the most recent changes to the AOU checklist considers it a separate genus.

Saunder’s and Least Terns were both formerly considered to be subspecies of Little Tern


  • Olsen and Larsson, Terns of Europe and North America ISBN 0-7136-4056-1
  • Banks et al. 2007. Forty-eighth supplement to the American Ornithologists' Union Checklist of North American Birds. The Auk 124(1): 1109-1115. (AOU Checklist)
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