Phaethon Linnaeus 1758 (tropicbird)

Aves - Pelecaniformes - Phaethontidae

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Editio Decima 1:1-824

Parent taxon: Phaethontidae according to J. F. Clements et al. 2017

See also Olson 1975 and Wetmore 1962

Sister taxa: Heliadornis, Phaethusavis

Subtaxa: Phaethon aethereus Phaethon lepturus Phaethon rubricauda

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Bermuda (1 collection), Cook Islands (5), French Polynesia (10), the Marshall Islands (1), Mauritius (2), Micronesia (1), Niue (7), Northern Mariana Islands (6), Pitcairn (11), Reunion (2), Saint Helena (5), the Seychelles (2), Tonga (1)

Total: 54 collections including 58 occurrences

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