Larus utunui Steadman 2002 (Huahine gull)

Aves - Charadriiformes - Laridae

Full reference: D. W. Steadman. 2002. A new species of gull (Laridae : Larus) from an archaeological site on Huahine, Society Islands. Proceedings of The Biological Society of Washington 115:1-17

Belongs to Larus according to D. W. Steadman 2002

Sister taxa: Larus argentatus, Larus cachinnans, Larus californicus, Larus canus, Larus delawarensis, Larus dolnicensis, Larus dominicanus, Larus elmorei, Larus fuscus, Larus glaucescens, Larus hyperboreus, Larus lacus, Larus marinus, Larus oregonus, Larus perpetuus, Larus pristinus, Larus robustus

Type specimen: DAPT 1, a skull. Its type locality is Fa'ahia site, Huahine, which is in a Holocene lagoonal sandstone in French Polynesia.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution: found only at Fa'ahia site, Huahine

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