Thalasseus maximus Boddaert 1783 (royal tern)

Aves - Charadriiformes - Laridae

Alternative combination: Sterna maxima

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

See also Olson and Rasmussen 2001

Sister taxa: Thalasseus bergii, Thalasseus elegans, Thalasseus sandvicensis

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore


• Quaternary of Puerto Rico (1 collection)

• Pliocene of United States (1: North Carolina)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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