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Larus (gulls)

Synonyms: Gabianus; Gavina

Wikipedia Abstract

Larus is a large genus of gulls with worldwide distribution (although by far the greatest species diversity is in the Northern Hemisphere). The genus name is from Ancient Greek laros (λάῥος) or Latin Larus which appears to have referred to a gull or other large seabird. They are in general medium to large birds, typically grey or white, often with black markings on the head or wings. They have stout, longish bills and webbed feet. The taxonomy of the large gulls in the herring and lesser black-backed complex is very complicated, different authorities recognising between two and eight species.
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Laroides chalcopterus
Larus arcticus
Larus argentatus (Herring Gull) (Attributes)
Larus armenicus (Armenian Gull) (Attributes)
Larus atlanticus (Olrog's Gull) (Attributes)
Larus belcheri (Belcher's Gull) (Attributes)
Larus brachyrhynchus
Larus bulleri
Larus cachinnans (Yellow-legged Gull) (Attributes)
Larus californicus (California Gull) (Attributes)
Larus canus (Mew Gull) (Attributes)
Larus cinerarius
Larus crassirostris (Black-tailed Gull) (Attributes)
Larus delawarensis (Ring-billed Gull) (Attributes)
Larus dolnicensis
Larus dominicanus (Kelp Gull) (Attributes)
Larus elmorei
Larus flavipes
Larus fuscus (Lesser Black-backed Gull) (Attributes)
Larus glaucescens (Glaucous-winged Gull) (Attributes)
Larus glaucodes
Larus glaucoides (Iceland Gull) (Attributes)
Larus heermanni (Heermann's Gull) (Attributes)
Larus hutchinsii
Larus hyperboreus (Glaucous Gull) (Attributes)
Larus icthyaetus
Larus kamtschatschensis
Larus lacus
Larus leucopterus
Larus livens (Yellow-footed Gull) (Attributes)
Larus marinus (Great Black-backed Gull) (Attributes)
Larus medius
Larus michahellis (Yellow-legged Gull) (Attributes)
Larus niveus
Larus occidentalis (Western Gull) (Attributes)
Larus oregonus
Larus pacificus (Pacific Gull) (Attributes)
Larus perpetuus
Larus pristinus
Larus raemdonckii
Larus robustus
Larus schistisagus (Slaty-backed Gull) (Attributes)
Larus septentrionalis
Larus smithsonianus (American Herring Gull) (Attributes)
Larus spec
Larus thayeri (Thayer's Gull) (Attributes)
Larus utunui
Larus vegae (Herring Gull) (Attributes)

External References

Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2022). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2023-06-13; License: CC BY 4.0