What are Larus?

  • (noun): Type genus of the Laridae.
    Synonyms: genus Larus


Larus is a large genus of gulls with worldwide distribution (although by far the greatest species diversity is in the Northern Hemisphere). Many of its species are abundant and well-known birds in their ranges. Until about 2005–2007, most gulls were placed in this genus, but this arrangement is now known to be polyphyletic, leading to the resurrection of the genera Ichthyaetus, Chroicocephalus, Leucophaeus, and Hydrocoloeus (this last had been recognized more often than the other genera) for several species traditionally included in Larus.

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List Of Birds Of French Polynesia - Gulls
... Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis (A) Laughing Gull Larus atricilla (A) Franklin's Gull Larus pipixcan (A) ...
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... coturnix coturnix, crus vipio, vanellus vanellus, calidris alpina, numenius arquata, larus saundersi, larus ridibundus, larus argentatus, motacilla grandis, prunella nontanella ...
List Of Birds Of Alberta - Gulls, Terns and Skimmers
... Franklin's Gull (Leucophaeus pipixcan) Mew Gull (Larus canus) Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis) California Gull (Larus californicus) Herring Gull (Larus argentatus) Thayer's Gull (Larus thayeri) Iceland Gull (Larus ...
List Of Birds Of Egypt - Gulls
... White-eyed Gull Larus leucophthalmus Sooty Gull Larus hemprichii Mew Gull Larus canus Audouin's Gull Larus audouinii Great Black-backed Gull Larus marinus Glaucous Gull Larus hyperboreus ...
Larus - Ring Species
... The circumpolar group of Larus gull species has often been cited as a classic example of the ring species ...