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FREGATIDAE - Frigatebirds (1:5)
FREGATA Lacépède, 1799 F - Pelecanus aquilus Linnaeus, 1758; type by subsequent designation (Daudin, 1802, in Buffon Hist. Nat. (18mo Didot ed.) Quadr., 14, p. 3).  1
Fregata ariel Lesser Frigatebird
trinitatis Miranda-Ribeiro, 1919 Tropical SW Atlantic (Ilha de Trindade, Ilhas Martin Vaz)
iredalei Mathews, 1914 W Indian Ocean
ariel (G.R. Gray, 1845) E Indian Ocean to SE Asian seas, N Australia, Papuasia, and E Melanesia to all Polynesia (C Pacific Ocean)
Fregata minor Great Frigatebird
nicolli Mathews, 1914 Tropical SW Atlantic (Ilha de Trindade, Ilhas Martin Vaz)
aldabrensis Mathews, 1914 vW Indian Ocean
minor (J.F. Gmelin, 1789) vC and E Indian Ocean to SE Asian seas and tropical W Pacific Ocean
palmerstoni (J.F. Gmelin, 1789)2 Caroline Is., Marshall Is., Hawaiian Is., Phoenix Is., Line Is., Iles Marquises, Tuamotu Arch., Society Is., Pitcairn Is., Isla Sala y Gómez
ridgwayi Mathews, 1914 Islas Revillagigedo (Isla San Benedicto); Isla de Coco (off Costa Rica); Galapagos Is.
Fregata andrewsi   Mathews, 1914 Christmas Island Frigatebird
iChristmas I. (Indian Ocean) >> Indian Ocean and SE Asian seas
Fregata magnificens 3  Mathews, 1914 Magnificent Frigatebird
iE Pacific coasts from Baja California to Ecuador; Galapagos Is.; Bahamas, West Indies and coast of South America from Venezuela to S Brazil (São Paulo); Cape Verde Is. (Boa Vista)
Fregata aquila   (Linnaeus, 1758) Ascension Island Frigatebird
vAscension I. (Atlantic Ocean)

1 Species sequence follows Kennedy & Spencer (2004) [Kennedy, 2004 #2207].
2 Includes peninsulae; see Dorst & Mougin (1979) [Dorst, 1979 #1408].
3 Includes lowei and rothschildi; see Dorst & Mougin (1979) [Dorst, 1979 #1408].
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