Sterna

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Sterna
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Tarrock bi the River Thames
Scientific classification
Kinrick: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cless: Aves
Order: Charadriiformes
Faimily: Sternidae
Genus: Sterna
Linnaeus, 1758
Species

Mony, see text.

Sterna is a genus o terns in the bird faimily Sternidae. It uised tae encompass maist "white" terns indiscriminately, but mtDNA sequence comparisons hae recently determined that this arrangement is paraphyletic (Bridge et al., 2005). It is nou restrictit tae the typical lairge white terns occurrin near-globally in coastal regions.

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References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Bridge, E. S.; Jones, A. W. & Baker, A. J. (2005): A phylogenetic framework for the terns (Sternini) inferred from mtDNA sequences: implications for taxonomy and plumage evolution. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 35: 459–469. PDF fulltext.