Large-billed Tern / Phaetusa simplex

Large-billed Tern / Phaetusa simplex

Large-billed Tern

SCI Name:  Phaetusa simplex
Protonym:  Sterna simplex Syst.Nat. 1 pt2 p.606
Category:  Charadriiformes / Laridae /
Taxonomy Code:  labter1
Type Locality:  Cayenne.
Author:  
Publish Year:  1789
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

PHAETUSA
(Laridae; Ϯ Large-billed Tern P. simplex) Gr. myth. Phaëtusa, daughter of Phoebus and Clymene, and sister to Phaëthon; "9. Genus Phaetusa, Wagl. Phaetusa. (Gen. nov.)  Rostrum (Phaetontis) validum subarcuatum versus basin subabrupte incrassatum, apice acutissimo; ptilosis frontis recto-, capistri-, obliquo-terminata, versus nares omnino non extensa; alae elongatae caudae basin transcendentes; cauda breviuscula subfurcata; hallux interno-transversalis, basi cum tarsi fine membrana minime connexus. Color praedominans: notaeum canum; pileus niger; remiges nigrae; rostrum et pedes flavo-virescentia.   Species: Ph. magnirostris (Sterna magnirostris Lichtenst., Spix. t. 104.)" (Wagler 1832); "Phaetusa Wagler, Isis von Oken, 1832, col. 1224. Type, by monotypy, Sterna magnirostris Lichtenstein = Sterna simplex Gmelin." (Peters 1934, II, 329) (see Phaethon).
Var. Phaethusa, Phoetusa.
Synon. Thalassites.

simplex
L. simplex, simplicis  simple, plain.
● ex “Simple Tern” of Latham 1785 (Phaetusa ☼).

SUBSPECIES

Large-billed Tern (simplex)
SCI Name: Phaetusa simplex simplex
simplex
L. simplex, simplicis  simple, plain.
● ex “Simple Tern” of Latham 1785 (Phaetusa ☼).

Large-billed Tern (chloropoda)
SCI Name: Phaetusa simplex chloropoda
chloropoda
Gr. χλωρος khlōros green; πους pous, ποδος podos foot; ex “Hatí cogote obscuro” (= ☼) and “Hatí cabeza negra” of de Azara 1802-1805, nos. 412, 413 (syn. Phaetusa simplex).