(syn. Onychoprion Ϯ Bridled Tern O. anaethetus) Gr. μελας melas, μελανος melanos  black; genus Sterna Linnaeus, 1758, tern; "Another species common in the Bay, is the Melanosterna anasthætus, (Scopoli), v. Sterna panaya, Lath., St. infuscata, Licht., and St. antarctica, Lesson: and allied to this is a species which is perhaps St. grisea of Horsfield" (Blyth 1846).

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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 15 December 2018).