Procellariiformes (Albatrosses, Petrels, Shearwaters and Storm Petrels)


Family: Diomedeidae

Scientific Name Author/s Common Name Last Record Distribution Status Taxon Profile
Phoebastria albatrus (Pallas, 1769) Short-tailed albatross (rediscovered) North Pacific Rediscovered Access



Family: Hydrobatidae

Scientific Name Author/s Common Name Last Record Distribution Status Taxon Profile
Hydrobates macrodactylus Bryant, 1887 Guadelupe storm petrel 1911 or August 1912 Guadelupe, Mexico Missing Access



Family: Oceanitidae

Scientific Name Author/s Common Name Last Record Distribution Status Taxon Profile
Fregetta maoriana Mathews, 1932 New Zealand storm petrel - New Zealand Rediscovered Access



Family: Procellariidae

Scientific Name Author/s Common Name Last Record Distribution Status Taxon Profile
Bulweria bifax Olson, 1975 Small St. Helena petrel, St. Helena Bulwer's petrel, Olson's petrel >1502 AD? St. Helena Extinct Access
Pseudobulweria aterrima
(Bonaparte, 1857) Mascarene Petrel, Réunion (black) petrel, Reunion petrel - Réunion, Mascarene Islands Rediscovered Access
Pseudobulweria becki Murphy, 1928 Beck's petrel - Pacific Ocean Rediscovered Access
Pseudobulweria macgillivrayi Gray, 1860 Fiji petrel, MacGillivray's petrel - Fiji Islands Rediscovered Access
Pseudobulweria rupinarum Olson, 1975 Large St. Helena petrel, Large Saint Helena petrel, St Helena gadfly petrel, Saint Helena gadfly petrel Holocene St. Helena Extinct Access
Pseudobulweria sp. nov. ‘Mangareva’ -   1922 Mangareva, Gambier Islands Extinct Access
Pseudobulweria/Pterodroma sp. nov. ‘Rodrigues’ - Bourne’s petrel ? Rodrigues Extinct Access
Pterodroma cahow Nichols & Mowbray, 1916 Bermuda petrel, Cahow - Bermuda Rediscovered Access
Pterodroma caribbaea
Carte, 1866 Jamaican petrel, Blue Mountain duck, Jamaican Blue Mountain duck 1879/80 Jamaica (nested on Dominica and Guadeloupe?) Missing Access
Pterodroma cf. feae -   Holocene Hebrides, Scotland Invalid Access
Pterodroma imberi Tennyson, Cooper & Shepherd, 2015 Imbers' petrel
Holocene (1800's?)
Chatham, Pitt and Mangere Islands, Chatham Islands, New Zealand Extinct Access
Pterodroma jugabilis Olson & James, 1991 Oahu petrel Holocene Hawaii and Oahu, Hawaiian Islands, USA Extinct Access
Pterodroma kurodai Harrison & Walker, 1978 Aldabra gadfly petrel Late Pleistocene Aldabra, Seychelles Extinct Access
Pterodroma madeira Mathews, 1934 Zino's petrel, Freira, Madeira petrel - Madeira, Portugal Rediscovered Access
Pterodroma magentae Giglioli & Salvadori, 1869 Chatham Island taiko, Magenta petrel - Chatham Islands, New Zealand Rediscovered Access
Pterodroma occulta Imber & Tennyson, 2001 Vanuatu petrel, Falla's petrel - Vanuatu Rediscovered Access
Pterodroma sp. nov. ‘Canary Islands’ - Canary Islands petrel ? El Hierro, Canary Islands Extinct or hypothetical? Access
Pterodroma sp. nov. ‘'Eua’ - Eua petrel ? 'Eua, Tonga Extinct Access
Pterodroma sp. nov. ‘Henderson’ - Henderson Island petrel ? Henderson Island (=San Juan Bautista =Elizabeth Island), Pitcairn Group Extinct Access
Pterodroma sp. nov. ‘Norfolk Island’ - Mount Pitt petrel, Norfolk Island petrel 1790 Norfolk Island, Australia Extinct Access
Puffinus heinrothi Reichenow, 1919 Heinroth’s shearwater - Solomon Islands Rediscovered Access
Puffinus holeae
Walker, Wragg & Harrison, 1990 Hole’s shearwater, Dune shearwater, Canarian shearwater 3395 ± 30 yr BP Fuerteventura (including Islet of Lobos) & Lanzarote, Canary Islands, North Africa Extinct Access
Puffinus huttoni Mathews, 1912 Hutton's shearwater - New Zealand Rediscovered Access
Puffinus newelli Henshaw, 1900 Newell's shearwater - Hawaiian Islands, USA & Rapa Island (=Rapa Iti), French Polynesia Rediscovered Access
Puffinus olsoni McMinn, Jaume & Alcover, 1990 Lava shearwater, Olson's shearwater 1265 ± 25 years BP Fuerteventura, Lanzarote & Lobos Islet, Canary Islands Extinct Access
Puffinus pacificoides Olson, 1975 St. Helena shearwater c. 12,000 BC St. Helena Extinct Access
Puffinus parvus Shufeldt, 1916   ? Bermuda Extinct Access
Puffinus spelaeus Holdaway & Worthy, 1994 Scarlett’s shearwater c.1400 AD South Island, New Zealand Extinct Access
Puffinus sp. nov. ‘'Eua’ - 'Eua Shearwater ? 'Eua, Tonga Extinct Access
Puffinus sp. nov. 'Madagascar' -   Holocene? Madagascar (southeastern) Extinct if valid Access
Puffinus sp. nov. ‘Minorca’ - Menorcan shearwater ? Minorca, Balearic Islands Extinct Access
PROCELLARIIDAE gen. et. sp. indet. -   ? Ibiza or Formentera Extinct if valid Access
PROCELLARIIDAE sp. nov. 'Rapa Nui' -   ? Rapa Nui (=Easter Island) Extinct Access


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