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Boobies
Booby chick
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Pelecaniformes
Family: Sulidae
Genus: Sula
Brisson, 1760
Species

For fossil species, see text Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x768, 110 KB) Booby baby Taken in the Palmyra Atoll by the USCG. Source: http://www. ... Scientific classification or biological classification is a method by which biologists group and categorize species of organisms. ... Animalia redirects here. ... Typical Classes See below Chordates (phylum Chordata) are a group of animals that includes the vertebrates, together with several closely related invertebrates. ... “Aves” redirects here. ... Families Pelecanidae Sulidae Phalacrocoracidae Fregatidae Anhingidae Phaethontidae The Pelecaniformes are an order of medium-sized and large waterbirds found worldwide. ... Genera Morus Sula Papasula The bird family Sulidae comprises the gannets and boobies. ... Mathurin Jacques Brisson (April 30, 1723 - June 23, 1806) was a French zoologist and natural philosopher. ... 1760 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... In biology, a species is one of the basic units of biodiversity. ... Binomial name Sula nebouxii Milne-Edwards, 1882 The Blue-footed Booby (Sula nebouxii) is a bird in the Sulidae family which comprises ten species of long-winged seabirds. ... Binomial name Sula variegata (Tschudi, 1843) The Peruvian Booby Sula variegata is an endemic bird of the Peruvian current whose distribution is restricted to the west coast of South America from Punta Pariñas (4. ... Binomial name Sula dactylatra (Lesson, 1831) The Masked Booby, Sula dactylatra, is a large seabird of the gannet family, Sulidae. ... Binomial name Sula granti Rothschild, 1902 The Nazca Booby Sula granti is a booby which is found in the eastern Pacific Ocean. ... Binomial name Sula sula (Linnaeus, 1766) Red-footed Boobies on Palmyra Atoll. ... Binomial name Sula leucogaster (Boddaert, 1783) The Brown Booby (Sula leucogaster) is a large seabird of the gannet family, Sulidae. ...

The boobies are part of the family Sulidae, a group of seabirds closely related to gannets. The true boobies all belong to the genus Sula. In zoology, a taxon is usually assigned to a rank in a hierarchy. ... Genera Morus Sula Papasula The bird family Sulidae comprises the gannets and boobies. ... The Sooty Tern is highly aerial and marine and will spend years flying at sea without returning to land. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... For other uses of the word, please see Genus (disambiguation). ...


These are large birds with long pointed wings and long bills. They hunt fish by diving from a height into the sea and pursuing their prey underwater. They have facial air sacs under their skin which cushion the impact with the water. A giant grouper at the Georgia Aquarium Fish are aquatic vertebrates that are typically cold-blooded; covered with scales, and equipped with two sets of paired fins and several unpaired fins. ...


These are colonial breeders on islands and coasts, which normally lay one or more chalky blue eggs on the ground or sometimes in a tree nest. Their name is possibly based on the Spanish slang term bubi, meaning "dunce", as these tame birds had a habit of landing on board sailing ships where they were easily captured and eaten. Slang is the use of highly informal words and expressions that are not considered standard in the speakers dialect or language. ... A dunce is a person incapable of learning. ...


Owing to this, boobies are often mentioned to have been caught and eaten by shipwrecked sailors, notably Captain Bligh of HMAV Bounty and his loyalists during their famous voyage after being set adrift by Fletcher Christian and his mutineers. William Bligh in 1814 Vice-Admiral William Bligh FRS RN (9 September 1754 – 7 December 1817) was an officer of the British Royal Navy and colonial administrator. ... The mutineers turning Lt Bligh and some of the officers and crew adrift from HMAV Bounty, 29 April 1789. ...

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Systematics and evolution

Red-footed Booby, Sula sula
Red-footed Booby, Sula sula

Five of the six extant Sulidae species called "boobies" are in the genus Sula, while the three gannets are usually treated in the genus Morus. Abbott's Booby was formerly included in Sula but is now placed in a monotypic genus Papasula which represents an ancient lineage perhaps closer to Morus (Friesen et al. 2002). Some authorities consider that all nine species should be considered congeneric, in Sula. However, they are readily told apart by means of osteology, and the distinct lineages of gannets and boobies are known to have existed in such form since at least the Middle Miocene, c.15 mya (Olson 1985). public domain USFWS File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... public domain USFWS File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Binomial name Sula sula (Linnaeus, 1766) Red-footed Boobies on Palmyra Atoll. ... Species Morus bassanus Morus capensis Morus serrator The gannets are part of the family Sulidae. ... Binomial name Papasula abbotti Ridgway, 1893 The Abbott’s Booby (Papasula abbotti) is a large seabird of the gannet family, Sulidae. ... Monotypic is an adjective, that refers to a taxonomic group with only one type: in botany it means that a taxon has only one species; Ginkgo is a monotypic genus, while Ginkgoaceae is a monotypic family. ... Osteology is the scientific study of bones. ... The Miocene epoch is a period of time that extends from about 23 to 5. ... In astronomy, geology, and paleontology, mya is an acronym for million years ago and is used as a unit of time to denote length of time before the present. ...


The fossil record of boobies is not as well documented as that of gannets; possible reasons could be that booby species were less numerous in the late Miocene to Pliocene when gannets had their highest diversity, or that due to the more tropical distribution of boobies, many fossil species have simply not been found yet as most localities are in continental North America or Europe. The Miocene epoch is a period of time that extends from about 23 to 5. ... The Pliocene epoch (spelled Pleiocene in some older texts) is the period in the geologic timescale that extends from 5. ... World map showing North America A satellite composite image of North America. ... This article is 150 kilobytes or more in size. ...


GENUS SULA

  • Sula willetti (Late Miocene of California) - may belong into Morus
  • Sula humeralis (fossil; Middle Pliocene)
  • Sula sulita (fossil; Pisco Late Miocene of Peru)
  • Sula magna (fossil; Pisco Late Miocene/Early Pliocene of Peru)

Placement of "Sula" ronzoni (Early Oligocene of Ronzon, France) in this genus (and indeed in the Sulidae) is uncertain; it was initially described as a Mergus sea-duck, but this is incorrect. Later, it was proposed to be related to cormorants and the genus Prophalacrocorax was erected for it; this is erroneous (Olson 1985). Binomial name Sula nebouxii Milne-Edwards, 1882 The Blue-footed Booby (Sula nebouxii) is a bird in the Sulidae family which comprises ten species of long-winged seabirds. ... We dont have an article called Peruvian Booby Start this article Search for Peruvian Booby in. ... Binomial name Sula dactylatra (Lesson, 1831) The Masked Booby, Sula dactylatra, is a large seabird of the gannet family, Sulidae. ... Trinomial name Sula (dactylatra) tasmani van Tets, Meredith, Fullagar & Davidson, 1988 The Tasman Booby (Sula (dactylatra) tasmani) was a large seabird of the gannet family, Sulidae, described from bones found on Norfolk and Lord Howe Islands in the Tasman Sea (van Tets et al 1988) that was believed to have... In biology and ecology, extinction is the ceasing of existence of a species or group of species. ... Year 1790 (MDCCXC) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar). ... Binomial name Sula granti Rothschild, 1902 The Nazca Booby Sula granti is a booby which is found in the eastern Pacific Ocean. ... Binomial name Sula sula (Linnaeus, 1766) Red-footed Boobies on Palmyra Atoll. ... Binomial name Sula leucogaster (Boddaert, 1783) The Brown Booby (Sula leucogaster) is a large seabird of the gannet family, Sulidae. ... Three small ammonite fossils, each approximately 1. ... Three small ammonite fossils, each approximately 1. ... Three small ammonite fossils, each approximately 1. ... † For other related ducks, see also: Merginae Mergus is a genus of ducks in the seaduck subfamily Merginae. ... Genera Nannopterum Phalacrocorax Leucocarbo The Phalacrocoracidae family of birds is represented by over thirty species of cormorants and shags. ...


References

  • Friesen, V. L.; Anderson, D. J.; Steeves, T. E.; Jones, H. & Schreiber, E. A. (2002): Molecular Support for Species Status of the Nazca Booby (Sula granti). Auk 119(3): 820–826. [English with Spanish abstract] DOI: 10.1642/0004-8038(2002)119[0820:MSFSSO]2.0.CO;2 PDF fulltext

The Auk is a quarterly journal and the official publication of the American Ornithologists Union, having been continuously published by that body since 1884. ... A digital object identifier (or DOI) is a standard for persistently identifying a piece of intellectual property on a digital network and associating it with related data, the metadata, in a structured extensible way. ...

Footnotes

  1. ^ This form poses major problems. Initially, it was described as an extinct species, but it seems nowadays that these individuals merely represent the largest birds of the Tasman Sea Masked Booby which was separated as the subspecies S. dactylatra fullagari. As tasmani had been described first, fullagari becomes a junior synonym if the extinct and the extant birds are considered to belong to the same taxon, which would thus be named S. d. tasmani (fide Holdaway & Anderson, 2001). If one assumes that the differences are not merely related to size, the extinct birds - which are certainly not a distinct species as initially believed - would be named S. d. tasmani (fide van Tets et al., 1988), and the extant subspecies would retain the name fullagari. There is sufficient material for DNA analyses to settle this question.

In zoological nomenclature, synonyms are different scientific names that pertain to the same taxon, for example two names for the same species. ... A taxon (plural taxa), or taxonomic unit, is a grouping of organisms (named or unnamed). ... The structure of part of a DNA double helix Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) is a nucleic acid that contains the genetic instructions for the development and function of living organisms. ...

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