Leucophaeus

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Leucophaeus
Franklin's Gull Brisbane98.jpg
Franklin's gull
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Laridae
Genus: Leucophaeus
Bruch, 1853
Species

5, see list

Leucophaeus is a small genus of medium-sized New World gulls, most of which are dark in plumage, usually with white crescents above and below the eyes. They were placed in the genus Larus until recently.[1] The genus name Leucophaeus is from Ancient Greek leukos, "white", and phaios, "dusky".[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. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2005.05.011. PMID 16054399. 
  2. ^ Jobling, James A (2010). The Helm Dictionary of Scientific Bird Names. London: Christopher Helm. p. 224. ISBN 978-1-4081-2501-4.