(syn. Gygis Ϯ Common White Tern G. alba candida) Gr. αλφα alpha  first; genus Gygis Wagler, 1832, tern; "ALPHAGYGIS new name for Gygis Wagner [sic] 1832, not Gyges Bory de St. Vincent 1825 [Protozoa]." (Mathews 1914).

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Jobling, J. A. (2018). Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2018). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 10 December 2018).