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Royal or West African Crested Tern

Thalasseus [maximus or albididorsalis] (= Thalasseus maximus) (Boddaert, 1783)

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Species concept Howard and Moore 1st editionHoward and Moore 2nd editionHoward and Moore 3rd edition (as published)Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8)Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2)
Thalasseus [maximus or albididorsalis]  
 
Thalasseus maximus
Royal Tern
Sterna maxima
Royal Tern
Sterna maxima
Royal Tern
Thalasseus maximus
Royal Tern
* Thalasseus maximus  
 
Thalasseus maximus maximus
 
Sterna maxima maxima
 
Sterna maxima maxima
 
Thalasseus maximus maximus
 
* Thalasseus albididorsalis  
 
Thalasseus maximus albidorsalis
 
Sterna maxima albididorsalis
 
Sterna maxima albididorsalis
 
Thalasseus maximus albididorsalis
 

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