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Kelp Gull
Larus dominicanus Lichtenstein, MHC, 1823
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Order:
  Charadriiformes
Family:
  Laridae
Genus:
  Larus

Scientific:
  Larus dominicanus

Citation:
  Lichtenstein, MHC, 1823

Reference:
  Verz.Doubl.Zool.Mus.Berlin p.82

Protonym:
  Larus dominicanus

Avibase ID:
  E6536E4E904EF414

Taxomic Serial Number:
TSN: 176849

Geographic range:

  • Larus dominicanus [dominicanus or antipodus]: Coastal s S America, Falklands, S. Georgia, N. Zealand, Australia
  • Larus dominicanus austrinus: Antarctica and Antarctic islands
  • Larus dominicanus judithae: Subantarctic Indian Ocean islands
  • Larus dominicanus melisandae: Coasts of sw and s Madagascar
  • Larus dominicanus vetula: Coastal southern Africa and Namibia
Source: Clements checklist

English:
  Kelp Gull
Czech:
  racek jižní
German:
  Dominikanermöwe
Danish:
  Tangmåge
Spanish:
  Gaviota Cocinera
Finnish:
  etelänselkälokki
French:
  Goéland dominicain
Icelandic:
  Kelp Gull
Italian:
  Mugnaiaccio australe
Japanese:
  minamioosegurokamome
Japanese:
  ミナミオオセグロカモメ
Dutch:
  Kelpmeeuw
Norwegian:
  Taremåke
Polish:
  mewa poludniowa
Portuguese:
  Gaivotño
Portuguese (Brazil):
  Gaivotão
Russian:
  Доминиканская чайка
Slovak:
  čajka vznešená
Swedish:
  kelptrut
Chinese:
  黑背鸥


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 43rd suppl.):
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 44th suppl.):
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 45th suppl.):
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 46th suppl.):
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 47th suppl.):
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 48th suppl.):
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 49th suppl.):
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 50th suppl.):
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 51st suppl.):
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 52nd suppl.):
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 53rd suppl.):
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 54th suppl.):
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 55th suppl.):
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 56th suppl.):
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 57th suppl.):
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 58th suppl.):
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus) [version 1]
Christidis and Boles (2008): Systematics and Taxonomy of Australian Birds:
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
   Goéland dominicain ( Larus dominicanus) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
   Goéland dominicain ( Larus dominicanus) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
   Southern Black-backed Gull ( Larus dominicanus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
   Southern Black-backed Gull ( Larus dominicanus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (3/07/2017):
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus) [version 1]
James Lee Peters:
    Larus dominicanus [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
    Larus dominicanus [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
    Larus dominicanus [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (24/10/2003):
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus)
South American Classification Committee (14/09/2005):
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus)
South American Classification Committee (16/07/2006):
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus)
South American Classification Committee (26/09/2007):
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus)
South American Classification Committee (01/05/2008):
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus)
South American Classification Committee (30/09/2009):
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus)
South American Classification Committee (19/08/2010):
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus)
South American Classification Committee (8/08/2011):
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus)
South American Classification Committee (8/02/2012):
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (4/09/2012):
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (17/03/2013):
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (9/02/2014):
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (16/02/2015):
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (28/07/2016):
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (22/04/2017):
   Kelp Gull ( Larus dominicanus) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Larus dominicanus [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Larus dominicanus [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes a subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Larus [marinus or dominicanus] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Related taxa

Other related concepts
Other synonyms

Afrikaans: Kelpmeeu, Swartrugmeeu
Catalan: Gavià de Lichtenstein
Czech: Racek jižní
Danish: Kelpmåge, Sydlig Svartbag, Tangmåge
German: Dominikanermöwe
English: Dominican Gull, Karoro, Kelp Gull, Southern Black-backed Gull
English (Kenya): Kelp Gull
English (New Zealand): South Black Backed Gull
Spanish: Gaviota Cocinera, Gaviota Dominicana, Gaviota Dorsinegra Sureña
Spanish (Argentine): Gaviota cocinera
Spanish (Chile): Gaviota dominicana
Spanish (Colombia): Gavion cocinero
Spanish (Spain): Gaviota Cocinera
Spanish (Mexico): gaviota dominicana, Gaviota Dorsinegra Sureña
Spanish (Panama): Gaviota Dominicana
Spanish (Peru): Gaviota Dominicana
Spanish (Uruguay): Gaviota cocinera
Estonian: lõunakajakas
Finnish: Etelänselkälokki
French: Goéland dominicain
Hungarian: déli sirály
Italian: Gabbiano del kelp, Mugnaiaccio australe, Zafferano meridionale
Japanese: minamioosegurokamome
Japanese: ミナミオオセグロカモメ
Latin: Larus dominicanus
Lithuanian: Dominikinis kiras
Malagasy: Betehoky, Kolokoloky
Maori: karoro
Dutch: Kelpmeeuw
Norwegian: Taremåke
Polish: mewa poludniowa, mewa południowa
Portuguese: cau-cau, Gaivota-dominicana, gaivotão, Gaivotño
Portuguese (Brazil): cau-cau, gaivotao, Gaivotão
Portuguese (Portugal): Gaivotão-austral
Russian: Доминиканская чайка
Slovak: Čajka vznešená
Serbian: Dominikanski galeb
Swedish: Dominikanertrut, kelptrut
Turkish: Yosun Martısı
Xhosa: Ingaba-ngaba
Chinese: 黑背鸥
Chinese (Traditional): 黑背鷗

 

         

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