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Tropicbird

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Tropicbirds are a family, Phaethontidae, of tropical pelagic seabirds. [1]

33 relations: Aequornithes, Ancient Greek, Carl Linnaeus, Cormorant, Darter, Eurypygiformes, Family (biology), Flying fish, Fossil, Frigatebird, Genus, Heliadornis, Ibis (journal), Johann Friedrich von Brandt, Kagu, Lithoptila, Mikko's Phylogeny Archive, Order (biology), Paraphyly, Pelecaniformes, Pelican, Phaethontiformes, Plumage, Prophaethon, Red-billed tropicbird, Red-tailed tropicbird, Seabird, Sibley–Ahlquist taxonomy of birds, Sulidae, Sunbittern, White-tailed tropicbird, Ypresian, 10th edition of Systema Naturae.

Aequornithes

Aequornithes (from Latin aequor, expanse of water + Greek ornithes, birds), or core water birds are defined as "the least inclusive clade containing Gaviidae and Phalacrocoracidae".

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Ancient Greek

The Ancient Greek language includes the forms of Greek used in ancient Greece and the ancient world from around the 9th century BC to the 6th century AD.

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Carl Linnaeus

Carl Linnaeus (23 May 1707 – 10 January 1778), also known after his ennoblement as Carl von LinnéBlunt (2004), p. 171.

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Cormorant

Phalacrocoracidae is a family of approximately 40 species of aquatic birds commonly known as cormorants and shags.

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Darter

The darters or snakebirds are mainly tropical waterbirds in the family Anhingidae having a single genus Anhinga.

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Eurypygiformes

Eurypygiformes is an order formed by the kagus, comprising two species in the family Rhynochetidae endemic to New Caledonia, and the sunbittern (Eurypyga helias) from the tropical regions of the Americas.

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Family (biology)

In biological classification, family (familia, plural familiae) is one of the eight major taxonomic ranks; it is classified between order and genus.

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Flying fish

The Exocoetidae are a family of marine fishes in the order Beloniformes class Actinopterygii.

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Fossil

A fossil (from Classical Latin fossilis; literally, "obtained by digging") is any preserved remains, impression, or trace of any once-living thing from a past geological age.

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Frigatebird

Frigatebirds (also listed as "frigate bird", "frigate-bird", "frigate", frigate-petrel") are a family of seabirds called Fregatidae which are found across all tropical and subtropical oceans.

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Genus

A genus (genera) is a taxonomic rank used in the biological classification of living and fossil organisms, as well as viruses, in biology.

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Heliadornis

Heliadornis is a genus of prehistoric seabird related to living tropicbirds, but native to temperate climates.

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Ibis (journal)

Ibis, subtitled the International Journal of Avian Science, is the peer-reviewed scientific journal of the British Ornithologists' Union.

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Johann Friedrich von Brandt

Johann Friedrich von Brandt (25 May 1802 – 15 July 1879) was a German naturalist, who worked mostly in Russia.

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Kagu

The kagu or cagou (Rhynochetos jubatus) is a crested, long-legged, and bluish-grey bird endemic to the dense mountain forests of New Caledonia.

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Lithoptila

Lithoptila abdounensis is an extinct species of seabird that lived during the Late Paleocene (Thanetian) of Morocco.

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Mikko's Phylogeny Archive

Mikko's Phylogeny Archive is an amateur paleontology website maintained by Mikko Haaramo, a student at the University of Helsinki's Department of Geology, Division of Geology and Palaeontology.

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Order (biology)

In biological classification, the order (ordo) is.

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Paraphyly

In taxonomy, a group is paraphyletic if it consists of the group's last common ancestor and all descendants of that ancestor excluding a few—typically only one or two—monophyletic subgroups.

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Pelecaniformes

The Pelecaniformes are an order of medium-sized and large waterbirds found worldwide.

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Pelican

Pelicans are a genus of large water birds that make up the family Pelecanidae.

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Phaethontiformes

The Phaethontiformes are an order of birds.

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Plumage

Plumage ("feather") refers both to the layer of feathers that cover a bird and the pattern, colour, and arrangement of those feathers.

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Prophaethon

Prophaethon is an extinct genus of seabird that lived during the Early Eocene (Ypresian, c.56-49 mya).

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Red-billed tropicbird

The red-billed tropicbird (Phaethon aethereus) is a tropicbird, one of three closely related species of seabird of tropical oceans.

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Red-tailed tropicbird

The red-tailed tropicbird (Phaethon rubricauda) is a seabird native to tropical Indian and Pacific Oceans.

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Seabird

Seabirds (also known as marine birds) are birds that are adapted to life within the marine environment.

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Sibley–Ahlquist taxonomy of birds

The Sibley–Ahlquist taxonomy is a bird taxonomy proposed by Charles Sibley and Jon Edward Ahlquist.

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Sulidae

The bird family Sulidae comprises the gannets and boobies.

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Sunbittern

The sunbittern (Eurypyga helias) is a bittern-like bird of tropical regions of the Americas, and the sole member of the family Eurypygidae (sometimes spelled Eurypigidae) and genus Eurypyga.

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White-tailed tropicbird

The white-tailed tropicbird (Phaethon lepturus) is a tropicbird, smallest of three closely related seabirds of the tropical oceans and smallest member of the order Phaethontiformes.

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Ypresian

In the geologic timescale the Ypresian is the oldest age or lowest stratigraphic stage of the Eocene.

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10th edition of Systema Naturae

The 10th edition of Systema Naturae is a book written by Carl Linnaeus and published in two volumes in 1758 and 1759, which marks the starting point of zoological nomenclature.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tropicbird

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