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Sternula albifrons  (Pallas, 1764)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 824126

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Sterna albifrons Pallas, 1764
  Common Name(s): Little Tern [English]
    Sterne naine [French]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      ClassAves  – Birds, oiseaux  
                         OrderCharadriiformes  – Shore Birds, Gulls, Alcids, Plovers, Oystercatchers, goélands, alcidés, Auks, huîtriers  
                            FamilyLaridae  – Gulls, Terns, becs-en-ciseaux, goélands, labbes, mouettes, Skimmers  
                               GenusSternula F. Boie, 1822  
                                  SpeciesSternula albifrons (Pallas, 1764) – Little Tern, Sterne naine  
    Direct Children:  
                                     Subspecies Sternula albifrons albifrons (Pallas, 1764)  
                                     Subspecies Sternula albifrons guineae (Bannerman, 1931)  
                                     Subspecies Sternula albifrons sinensis (Gmelin, 1789)  

  Reference for:    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: AOU Check-List (08-2011), website (version Aug-2011)  
  Acquired: 2011   
  Notes: American Ornithologists' Union's "Check-list of North American Birds - List of the 2,078 Bird Species Known From the A.O.U. Check-list Area" (AOU Check-list, 7th edition, updated with Supplements 42-52), maintained at   
  Reference for: Sternula albifrons, Little Tern [English], Sterne naine [French]   
  Source: IOC World Bird List, Master List v2.9, website (version 2.9)  
  Acquired: 2011   
  Notes: Master list and sub-lists are maintained at, and 'virtually replace' Gill & Wright 2006 (Birds of the World, Recommended English Names)   
  Reference for: Sternula albifrons, Little Tern [English]   
  Source: Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource, 2011.04.02, website (version 02-Apr-11)  
  Acquired: 2011   
  Notes: "Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource" maintained by Alan P. Peterson at   
  Reference for: Sternula albifrons   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): American Ornithologists' Union  
  Publication Date: 2006   
  Article/Chapter Title: Forty-seventh supplement to the American Ornithologists' Union Check-list of North American Birds   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: The Auk, vol. 123, no. 3   
  Page(s): 926-936   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 0004-8038   
  Reference for: Sternula albifrons, Little Tern [English]   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: Oceania  






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