Schlagwort-Archive: Pelecanoides

Fossil record of the Procellariiformes

Family incertae sedis

Makahala mirae Mayr


Aldiomedes angustirostris Mayr & Tennyson  

Diomedea milleri Howard
Diomedea thyridata Wilkinson

Diomedavus knapptonensis Mayr & Goedert

Murunkus subitus Panteleyev & Nessov (?)

Notoleptos giglii Acosta Hospitaleche & Gelfo

Phoebastria anglica Lydekker
Phoebastria immutabilis Rothschild
Phoebastria rexularum Olson & Rasmussen

Plotornis arvernensis (Milne-Edwards in Shufeldt)
Plotornis delfortrii Milne-Edwards
Plotornis graculoides Portis

Tydea septentrionalis Mayr & Smith


Diomedeoides babaheydariensis Peters & Hamedani
Diomedeoides brodkorbi Cheneval

Rupelornis definitus van Beneden


Oceanodroma hubbsi Miller


Pelecanoides cymatotrypetes Olson 
Pelecanoides miokuaka Worthy et al.


Ardenna conradi Marsh
Ardenna davealleni Tennyson & Mannering
Ardenna gilmorei Chandler

Argyrodyptes microtarsus Ameghino

Calonectris krantzi Olson & Rasmussen
Calonectris kurodai Olson
Calonectris wingatei Olson

Eopuffinus kazachstanensis Nessov

Fulmarus hammeri Howard
Fulmarus miocaenus Howard

Hydrornis natator Milne-Edwards

Oestrelata vociferans Shufeldt

Pachyptila salax Olson

Procellaria antiqua Milne-Edwards

Pterodroma kurodai Harrison & Walker

Pterodromoides minoricensis Segui et al.

Puffinus barnesi Howard 
Puffinus calhouni Howard
Puffinus diatomicus Miller
Puffinus eyermani Shufeldt
Puffinus felthami Howard
Puffinus inceptor Wetmore
Puffinus kanakoffi Howard
Puffinus micraulax Brodkorb
Puffinus mitchelli Miller
Puffinus nestori Alcover
Puffinus parvus Shufeldt
Puffinus priscus Miller
Puffinus raemdonckii (van Beneden)
Puffinus sp. ‘Lee Creek Mine, USA 1’
Puffinus sp. ‘Lee Creek Mine, USA 2’
Puffinus tedfordi Howard


Tytthostonyx glauconiticus Olson & Parris


edited: 17.07.2019

Say >Hello< to New Zealand’s newest bird species!

The Whenua Hou Diving Petrel was named after Whenua Hou [Codfish Island] a small island offshore the northwest coast of Stewart Island, New Zealand, where now the last remaining breeding population of this species, some 150 individuals at the most, remains.

The species did once breed on other New Zealand islands as well, including Dundas Island and Enderby Island (Auckland Islands), the Chatham Islands, South Island, and Stewart Island. It may also have bred on Macquarie Island.

The birds of that population are just now recognized as a distinct species, differing from the South Georgia Diving Petrel (Pelecanoides georgicus Murphy & Harper), with which they were until recently considered conspecific, and even consubspecific [if such a word exists] since this species was thought to be monotypic.

The Whenua Hou Diving Petrel can be distinguished from the South Georgia birds by several external features, especially by its more contrasting plumage.


Photo: TheyLookLikeUs

(under creative commons license (4.0))

Unfortunately all sea bird species are more or less threated with extinction right now, mainly because of the increasing plastic pollution of the world’s oceans.



[1] Johannes H. Fischer, Igor Debski, Colin M. Miskelly, Charles A. Bost, Aymeric Fromant, Alan J. D. Tennyson, Jake Tessler, Rosalind Cole, Johanna H. Hiscock, Graeme A. Taylor, Heiko U. Wittmer: Analyses of phenotypic differentiations among South Georgian Diving Petrel (Pelecanoides georgicus) populations reveal an undescribed and highly endangered species from New Zealand. PLoS ONE 13(6): e0197766. 2018


edited: 28.06.2018