Sterna hirundo Linnaeus 1758 (common tern)

Aves - Charadriiformes - Laridae

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

Belongs to Sterna according to J. F. Clements et al. 2017

See also Linnaeus 1758

Sister taxa: Sterna forsteri, Sterna milneedwardsi, Sterna paradisaea, Sterna striata, Sterna sumatrana, Sterna vittata

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution: found only at Paternoster (Quaternary of South Africa)

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