Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Chordata > Subphylum Vertebrata > Superclass Gnathostomata > Superclass Tetrapoda > Class Aves > Order Charadriiformes > Family Laridae

Larus Linnaeus, 1758

Rank: Genus
Taxon Status: accepted


Larus argentatus Pontoppidan, 1763
Larus armenicus Buturlin, 1934
Larus atricilla Linnaeus, 1758
Larus audouinii Payraudeau, 1826
Larus cachinnans Pallas, 1811
Larus canus Linnaeus, 1758
Larus cirrocephalus Vieillot, 1818
Larus delawarensis Ord, 1815
Larus fuscus Linnaeus, 1758
Larus genei Brème, 1839
Larus genei Breme, 1840
Larus glaucoides Meyer, 1822
Larus heuglini Bree, 1876
Larus hyperboreus Gunnerus, 1767
Larus ichthyaetus Pallas, 1773
Larus icthyaetus Pallas, 1773
Larus leucophthalmus Temminck, 1825
Larus marinus Linnaeus, 1758
Larus melanocephalus Temminck, 1820
Larus michahellis J.F. Naumann, 1840
Larus michahellis Naumann, 1840
Larus philadelphia (Ord, 1815)
Larus philadelphia Ord, 1815
Larus pipixcan Wagler, 1813
Larus pipixcan Wagler, 1831
Larus ridibundus Linnaeus, 1766
Larus roseus MacGillivray, 1842


original description

Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Editio decima, reformata. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae. ii, 824 pp.

basis of record

van der Land, J. (2001). Tetrapoda, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 375-376

additional source

Nomenclator Zoologicus

additional source

Urban, E.K., C.H. Fry & S. Keith (1986). The Birds of Africa, Volume II. Academic Press, London.

additional source

Cattrijsse, A.; Vincx, M. (2001). Biodiversity of the benthos and the avifauna of the Belgian coastal waters: summary of data collected between 1970 and 1998. Sustainable Management of the North Sea. Federal Office for Scientific, Technical and Cultural Affairs: Brussel, Belgium. 48 pp.



External Links



WoRMS (2014). Larus Linnaeus, 1758. In: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvantidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2014) European Register of Marine Species, accessed through PESI at http://www.eu-nomen.eu/portal/taxon.php?GUID=urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:137043

Drs Cees Roselaar. Larus Linnaeus, 1758. Accessed through: Fauna Europaea at http://www.faunaeur.org/full_results.php?id=96914




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