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Noun1.Sterninae - terns
bird family - a family of warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings
family Laridae, Laridae - gull family: gulls and terns
tern - small slender gull having narrow wings and a forked tail
genus Sterna, Sterna - a genus of Sterninae
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It is represented essentially by the Anatidae, the Rallidae, the Podicipedidae, the Phalacrocoracidae, the Ardeidae, the Threskiornithidae, the Coconiidae, the Accipteridae, the Pandionidae, the Recurvirostridae, the Charadriidae, the Alcedinidae, the Laridae, the Sterninae and the Scolopacidae [41, 44].
Se encuentra agrupada actualmente en 18 subfamilias con 400 generos y fue recientemente ampliada por la inclusion de Lissomidae, Cebrionidae, Dicronychidae y de las subfamilias Subprotelaterinae, Anischimae y Thy laco sterninae (Johnson & Quartone 2004).