Thalasseus Boie 1822 (gull)

Aves - Charadriiformes - Laridae

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

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

Subtaxa: Thalasseus bergii Thalasseus elegans Thalasseus maximus Thalasseus sandvicensis

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Mexico (1 collection), Puerto Rico (1), South Africa (2), United States (1: Oregon)

• Pliocene of United States (1: North Carolina)

Total: 6 collections each including a single occurrence

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