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Procellariiformes

Tube-nosed Seabirds

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Relationships after Nunn and Stanley 1998.

Containing group: 'Water Birds'

Other Names for Procellariiformes

References

Brooke, M. 2004. Albatrosses and Petrels Across the World. Bird Families of the World. Oxford University Press, Oxford, New York.

Nunn, G. B. and S. E. Stanley. 1998. Body size effects and rates of cytochrome b evolution in tube-nosed seabirds. Molecular Biology and Evolution 15:1360-1371.

Onley, D. and P. Scofield. 2007. Albatrosses, Petrels and Shearwaters of the World. Princeton Field Guides. Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ.

Penhallurick, J. and M. Wink. 2004. Analysis of the taxonomy and nomenclature of the Procellariiformes based on complete nucleotide sequences of the mitochondrial cytochrome b gene. Emu 104(2):125-147.

Rheindt, F. E. and J. J. Austin. 2005. Major analytical and conceptual shortcomings in a recent taxonomic revision of the Procellariiformes - a reply to Penhallurick and Wink (2004). Emu 105 (2):181-186.

Warham, J. 1996. The Behaviour, Population Biology and Physiology of the Petrels. Academic Press, New York.

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Scientific Name Diomedea epomophora
Location near Taiaroa Head, outside Dunedin, New Zealand
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Source Royal Albatross
Source Collection Flickr
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Copyright © 2005 Nathan Nelson
Scientific Name Calonectris diomedea
Location Mar Ašores
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Source P1050206
Source Collection Flickr
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Copyright © 2006 antlewis
Scientific Name Fulmarus glacialis
Location Iceland
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Source Northern Fulmar
Source Collection Flickr
Image Use creative commons This media file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License - Version 2.0.
Copyright © 2006 Steve Fernie
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