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Chroicocephalus
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Silver Gull
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Clade: Aequorlitornithes
Order: Charadriiformes
Suborder: Lari
Family: Laridae
Subfamily: Larinae
Genus: Chroicocephalus
Eyton, 1836
Species

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Chroicocephalus is a genus of medium to relatively small gulls which were once included in the genus Larus. Some authorities also include the Saunders's Gull in Chroicocephalus. The name is derived from the Greek chroa (colour) and cephalus (head).

Species

References

  • Pons J.M., Hassanin, A., and Crochet P.A.(2005). Phylogenetic relationships within the Laridae (Charadriiformes: Aves) inferred from mitochondrial markers. Molecular phylogenetics and evolution 37(3):686-699

http://en.allexperts.com/q/Greek-2004/2008/11/Etymology.htm


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