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Leucophaeus

Leucophaeus
Franklin's gull
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Laridae
Genus: Leucophaeus
Bruch, 1855
Type species
Larus haematorhynchus[1]
King, 1828
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.[2] The genus name Leucophaeus is from Ancient Greek leukos, "white", and phaios, "dusky".[3]

Species

Image Scientific name Common Name Distribution
Leucophaeus scoresbii Dolphin gull coasts of Chile, Argentina, and the Falkland Islands
Leucophaeus modestus Grey gull Costa Rica, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Chile,
Leucophaeus fuliginosus Lava gull Galapagos Islands
Leucophaeus atricilla Laughing gull the Atlantic coast of North America, the Caribbean, and northern South America
Leucophaeus pipixcan Franklin's gull Argentina, the Caribbean, Chile, Peru, and Canada

References

  1. ^ "Laridae". aviansystematics.org. The Trust for Avian Systematics. Retrieved 2023-07-26.
  2. ^ 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. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2017-08-09. Retrieved 2015-05-12.
  3. ^ Jobling, James A (2010). The Helm Dictionary of Scientific Bird Names. London: Christopher Helm. p. 224. ISBN 978-1-4081-2501-4.
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