(syn. Onychoprion Ϯ Sooty Tern O. fuscata) Gr. θαλασσοπορος thalassoporos  sea-faring  < θαλασσα thalassa, θαλασσης thalassēs  sea; πορος poros  passage  < πορευω poreuō  to travel; "519. Thalassipora (Boje) infuscata oder Sterna infuscata, Lichtenstein, Doubletten-Verzeichniss, sehr häufig bei Tor am rothen Meer" (Rüppell 1845).

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Jobling, J. A. (2019). Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2019). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 23 January 2019).