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| taxon = Sternula
 
| name = ''Sternula''
 
| name = ''Sternula''
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| image_caption = Little Tern
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| regnum = [[Animal]]ia
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| authority = [[Friedrich Boie|F. Boie]], 1822
| phylum = [[Chordate|Chordata]]
 
| classis = [[bird|Aves]]
 
| ordo = [[Charadriiformes]]
 
| familia = [[Sternidae]]
 
| genus = '''''Sternula'''''
 
| genus_authority = [[Friedrich Boie|F. Boie]], 1822
 
 
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Sternula
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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
species

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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

ReferencesEdit

  • 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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