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 included in the genus Larus until recently.[1] Some authorities also include the Saunders's gull in Chroicocephalus. The genus name Chroicocephalus is from Ancient Greek khroizo, "to colour", and kephale, "head".[2]

Species[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pons J.M.; Hassanin, A.; Crochet P.A. (2005). "Phylogenetic relationships within the Laridae (Charadriiformes: Aves) inferred from mitochondrial markers" (PDF). Molecular Phylogenetics & Evolution. 37 (3): 686–699. PMID 16054399. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2005.05.011. 
  2. ^ Jobling, James A (2010). The Helm Dictionary of Scientific Bird Names. London: Christopher Helm. p. 104. ISBN 978-1-4081-2501-4.