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Larus (gulls)

Wikipedia Abstract

Larus is a large genus of gulls with worldwide distribution (although by far the greatest species diversity is in the Northern Hemisphere). The genus name is from Ancient Greek laros (λάῥος) or Latin Larus which appears to have referred to a gull or other large seabird. They are in general medium to large birds, typically grey or white, often with black markings on the head or wings. They have stout, longish bills and webbed feet. The taxonomy of the large gulls in the herring and lesser black-backed complex is very complicated, different authorities recognising between two and eight species.
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Species

Larus argentatus (Herring Gull) (Attributes)
Larus armenicus (Armenian Gull) (Attributes)
Larus atlanticus (Olrog's Gull) (Attributes)
Larus belcheri (Belcher's Gull) (Attributes)
Larus cachinnans (Yellow-legged Gull) (Attributes)
Larus californicus (California Gull) (Attributes)
Larus canus (Mew Gull) (Attributes)
Larus crassirostris (Black-tailed Gull) (Attributes)
Larus delawarensis (Ring-billed Gull) (Attributes)
Larus dominicanus (Kelp Gull) (Attributes)
Larus fuscus (Lesser Black-backed Gull) (Attributes)
Larus glaucescens (Glaucous-winged Gull) (Attributes)
Larus glaucoides (Iceland Gull) (Attributes)
Larus heermanni (Heermann's Gull) (Attributes)
Larus hyperboreus (Glaucous Gull) (Attributes)
Larus livens (Yellow-footed Gull) (Attributes)
Larus marinus (Great Black-backed Gull) (Attributes)
Larus michahellis (Yellow-legged Gull) (Attributes)
Larus occidentalis (Western Gull) (Attributes)
Larus pacificus (Pacific Gull) (Attributes)
Larus schistisagus (Slaty-backed Gull) (Attributes)
Larus smithsonianus (American Herring Gull) (Attributes)
Larus thayeri (Thayer's Gull) (Attributes)
Larus vegae (Herring Gull) (Attributes)

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