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[timeframe?]. 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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