Chroicocephalus

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Chroicocephalus
Chroicocephalus novaehollandiae Tas.jpg
Silver gull
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Laridae
Genus: Chroicocephalus
Eyton, 1836
Species

see list

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[edit]

References[edit]

  • 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

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