Gygis Wagler 1832 (gull)

Aves - Charadriiformes - Laridae

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

See also Olson 1975 and Smith 2011

Sister taxa: Anoinae, Anous, Chlidonias, Chroicocephalus, Creagrus, Gaviota, Gelochelidon, Gyginae, Halcyornis, Hydrocoloeus, Hydroprogne, Larinae, Larosterna, Larus, Leucophaeus, Limicolavis, Limosavis, Onychoprion, Pagophila, Pseudosterna, Rhodostethia, Rissa, Rynchopinae, Sterna, Sterninae, Sternula, Thalasseus, Xema

Subtaxa: Gygis alba

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of American Samoa (1 collection), Cook Islands (5), French Polynesia (10), Micronesia (2), Niue (2), Northern Mariana Islands (7), Pitcairn (12), Saint Helena (7), Tonga (1)

Total: 47 collections including 51 occurrences

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