Phaethon lepturus Daudin 1802 (white-tailed tropicbird)

Aves - Pelecaniformes - Phaethontidae

Belongs to Phaethon according to S. Rigal et al. 2018

See also Clements et al. 2017, Mourer-Chauviré et al. 1999, Steadman 1992, Steadman and Intoh 1994, Steadman and Pahlavan 1992 and Wetmore 1962

Sister taxa: Phaethon aethereus, Phaethon rubricauda

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore


• Quaternary of Bermuda (1 collection), Cook Islands (5), French Polynesia (9), Mauritius (2), Micronesia (1), Niue (7), Northern Mariana Islands (6), Reunion (2), Tonga (1)

Total: 34 collections each including a single occurrence

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Specimen images are retrieved through the ePANDDA API.

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