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THALASSEUS

(Laridae; Ϯ Sandwich Tern T. sandvicensis) Gr. θαλασσευς thalasseus  fisherman  < θαλασσα thalassa, θαλασσης thalassēs  sea; "140. Gattung. Thalasseus. 3   358. caspia.  359. cantiaca.  360. anglica.   ...   3 Unterscheidendes Merkmal der Gattung, der verhältnißmäßig größere und dickere Schnabel." (Boie 1822); "Genus Thalasseus Fr. Boie l. c.  ...  1. Th. cantiacus (Turopa [sic])  ...  2. Th. velox. (Africa)" (Wagler 1832); "Thalasseus Boie, Isis von Oken, 1822, Bd. 1, col. 563. Type, by subsequent designation, "Th. cantiacus" = Sterna cantiaca Gmelin = Sterna sandvicensis Latham (Wagler, Isis von Oken, 1832, col. 1225)." (Peters 1934, II, 341).
Synon. Actochelidon, Pelecanopus, Thalassema.
● (syn. Hydroprogne Ϯ Caspian Tern H. caspia) "THALASSEUS, Boie, 1822.  ...  (Sterna caspia, Pall.)" (G. Gray 1855).  Var. Thallaseus.