Black-bellied Tern / Sterna acuticauda

Black-bellied Tern / Sterna acuticauda

Black-bellied Tern

SCI Name:  Sterna acuticauda
Protonym:  Sterna acuticauda Ill.Ind.Zool.[Hardwicke] 1 pt6 pl.70 fig.3
Category:  Charadriiformes / Laridae /
Taxonomy Code:  blbter1
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Publish Year:  1831
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DEFINITIONS

STERNA
(Laridae; Ϯ Common Tern S. hirundo) Old English names Stern, Stearn or Starn for the Black Tern (cf. Swedish Tärna; Norwegian Terne); "70. STERNA.  Rostrum edentulum, subulatum, rectum, acutum apice compressiusculo.  Nares lineares." (Linnaeus 1758); "Sterna Linné, Syst. Nat., ed. 10, 1, 1758, p. 137. Type, by tautonymy, Sterna hirundo Linné (Sterna, prebinomial specific name in synonymy)." (Peters 1934, II, 331). Linnaeus's Sterna comprised three species (S. stolida, S. Hirundo, S. nigra).
Var. SteniaTerna.
Synon. Chelido, Gygisterna, Potamochelidon, Pseudosterna, Seena, Thalassaea.

sterna
Mod. L. sterna tern.

acuticauda
L. acutus  sharp-pointed  < acuere  to sharpen to a point; cauda  tail.