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Little Tern
Sternula albifrons (Pallas, 1764)
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The table provided below compares authorities for this taxon and related concept. Names in red are those that differ from the name in the column located immediately to the left.
Species concept American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (1886)American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (1895)American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (1910)American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (1931)American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (1957)American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (1983)American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (1998)American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 59th suppl.)
Sternula [albifrons, antillarum or saundersi]  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sternula [albifrons or antillarum]  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sterna albifrons
Least Tern
 
 
 
 
 
 
* Sternula albifrons  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sterna albifrons
Little Tern
Sternula albifrons
Little Tern
Sternula albifrons [albifrons or innominata]  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sternula albifrons albifrons  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sternula albifrons innominata  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sternula albifrons [sinensis or placens]  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sternula albifrons sinensis  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sternula albifrons sinensis (sinensis)  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
[Sternula albifrons sinensis (pusilla)]  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sternula albifrons placens  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sternula albifrons guineae  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
* Sternula saundersi  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
* Sternula antillarum Sterna antillarum
Least Tern
Sterna antillarum
Least Tern
Sterna antillarum
Least Tern
Sterna antillarum
Least Tern
 
 
Sterna antillarum
Least Tern
Sterna antillarum
Least Tern
Sternula antillarum
Least Tern
Sternula antillarum antillarum  
 
 
 
 
 
Sterna antillarum antillarum
 
Sterna albifrons antillarum
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sternula antillarum antillarum (antillarum)  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
[Sternula antillarum antillarum (staebleri)]  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sternula antillarum browni  
 
 
 
 
 
Sterna antillarum browni
 
Sterna albifrons browni
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sternula antillarum browni (browni)  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
[Sternula antillarum browni (mexicanus)]  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sternula antillarum athalassos  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sterna albifrons athalassos
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

         

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