Gygis alba Sparman 1786 (white tern)

Aves - Charadriiformes - Laridae

Alternative combination: Sterna alba

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

See also Clements et al. 2017, Olson 1975, Steadman 1991, Steadman 1992, Steadman 1994 and Steadman and Pahlavan 1992

Sister taxa: none

Subtaxa: Gygis alba candida Gygis alba microrhyncha

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore


• 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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