Stercorarius parasiticus Linnaeus 1758 (parasitic jaeger)

Aves - Charadriiformes - Stercorariidae

Alternative combination: Larus parasiticus

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 Stercorarius according to J. F. Clements et al. 2017

See also del Hoyo et al. 2014, Linnaeus 1758, Olson and Rasmussen 2001 and Worthy 1998

Sister taxa: Stercorarius antarcticus, Stercorarius longicaudus, Stercorarius maccormicki, Stercorarius pomarinus, Stercorarius shufeldti, Stercorarius skua, Catharacta chilensis

Type specimen: 1

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore


• Quaternary of New Zealand (1 collection)

• Pliocene of United States (1: North Carolina)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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