Bryan’s Shearwater / Puffinus bryani

Bryan\'s Shearwater / Puffinus bryani

Bryan's Shearwater

SCI Name:  Puffinus bryani
Protonym:   Condor 113(3) 518-527
Taxonomy:  Procellariiformes / Procellariidae /
Taxonomy Code:  bryshe1
Type Locality:  
Publish Year:  2011
IUCN Status:  


(Procellariidae; Ϯ Manx Shearwater P. puffinus)  English names Puffing (c. 1502) or Puffin (c. 1508), originally applied to the cured carcass of the fat nestling shearwater, a delicacy until the end of the 18th century (cf. Med. L. paphinus puffin; Late Med. L. puphinus puffin or shearwater). By confusion and association the name was gradually also applied to the Atlantic Puffin, becoming fixed on that species during the second half of the 19th century, but retained in ornithology as a generic name for the shearwaters (see Lockwood 1984, 121-122); "Genre du Puffin.  Genus Puffini" (Brisson 1760): based on "Puffinus" of Jonston 1650-1653, and Sibbald 1684, “Puffin of the Isle of Man” of Willughby 1676, and "Shear-Water" of Ray 1713; "Puffinus Brisson, Orn., 1, 1760, p. 56; 6, p. 130. Type, by tautonymy, Puffinus [puffinus] Brisson = Procellaria puffinus Brünnich." (Peters 1931, 1, 53).
Var. Pufflnus.
Synon. Alphapuffinus, Cinathisma, Cymotomus, Microzalias, Nectris, Reinholdia, Rhipornis, Thyellas, Zalias.
● (syn. Fratercula Ϯ Atlantic Puffin F. arctica)  "Puffin, (Puffinus, Will.)   Common Puffin    Puffinus flavirostris, (W.)" (C. T. Wood 1836).

English name Puffin (c. 1508), applied to the cured carcass of the nestling shearwater; ex “Skrabe” of Debes 1676, “Puffin of the Isle of Man” of Willughby 1676, and Puffinus Brisson 1760 (Puffinus).

● Prof. William Alanson Bryan (1875-1942) US zoologist, Curator of Bishop Mus., Honolulu 1900-1907, Director of Los Angeles Mus. 1919-1939 (syn. Ixobrychus sinensis).
● Edwin Horace Bryan, Jr. (1898-1985) US zoologist, collector in the Pacific 1920-1924, Curator of Bishop Mus., Honolulu 1919-1968 (subsp. Chasiempis sandwichensis (Michael Grayson in litt.), Puffinus).