Collared Petrel / Pterodroma brevipes

Collared Petrel / Pterodroma brevipes

Collared Petrel

SCI Name:  Pterodroma brevipes
Protonym:  Procellaria brevipes U.S.Expl.Exped. 8 p.294
Category:  Procellariiformes / Procellariidae /
Taxonomy Code:  colpet1
Type Locality:  type locality doubtful: reported ''latitude 68° S., longitude 95''^ W.,'' but probably Samoa Islands, as pointed out by Bourne, 1967, Ibis, 109, pp. 155-156.
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Publish Year:  1848
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DEFINITIONS

PTERODROMA
(Procellariidae; Ϯ Great-winged Petrel P. macroptera) Gr. πτερον pteron  wing; -δρομος -dromos  -racer, -runner  < τρεχω trekhō  to run; the gadfly petrels were so named with reference to their fast weaving flight, as if pursued by horseflies; "1. FULMAREÆ.  ...  *4. Pterodroma, Bp.   14. fuliginosa, Banks. (grisea, Kuhl nec Gm.  lugens? Soland.  atlantica, Gould.)   15. macroptera, Smith.  (brevirostris, Less.)   16. aterrima, Verr.  (carbonaria? Solander.)" (Bonaparte 1856); "Pterodroma, Bp. (Thalassoica? p. Gr. - Procellaria, p. Hombr. et Jacq. - Ossifraga, p. Reich.) Rostrum brevissimum, curvum, valde compressum: cauda cuneata. Nigrae.  Cum genere BULWERIA Procellariearum analogiam praebent. Parvulae inter congeneres conveniunt quippe statura cum gigantibus illis propriae sectionis.    M. ant. pr. Afr.  3.    1. PROCELLARIA macroptera, Smith.   ...   2. PROCELLARIA FULIGINOSA, Banks, nec Lath.   ...   *3. PROCELLARIA aterrima, Verr." (Bonaparte 1857); "Pterodroma Bonaparte, Comp. Rend. Acad. Sci. Paris, 42, 1856, p. 768. Type, by subsequent designation, Procellaria macroptera A. Smith (Coues, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Phila., 1866, p. 137)." (Peters 1931, I, 60).
Var. PetrodromaPterodrome
Synon. Aestrelata, Cookilaria, Hallstroma, Oestrelatella, Proaestrelata, Rhantistes.

brevipes
Mod. L. brevipes, brevipedis  short-footed  < L. brevis  short; pes, pedis  foot  < Gr. πους pous, ποδος podos  foot.

Brevipes
(Apodidaesyn. Apus Ϯ Common Swift A. apus) L. brevis  short; pes, pedis  foot  < Gr. πους pous, ποδος podos  foot; "Temminck's new term Cypselus, taken from the κυψελος of the Greeks, is, in our opinion, far less apposite and precise than the compound, Brachypus, introduced by the German Ornithologists; and literally signifying Short-foot.  ... Our well-known Develin differs principally from the only other European species of the genus in the dusky colour of the whole inferior region of the body. Why, then, not designate it by the terms Brachypus (or Brevipes) melanogaster, dark-bellied Short-Legs?" (S. Palmer 1836); "Brevipes "P" = S. Palmer, Analyst, vol. iv. no. xv. p. 101, April 1st, 1836: alternative name for Brachypus Meyer." (Mathews, 1927, Syst. Av. Austral., I, p. 405)..

SUBSPECIES

Collared Petrel (Collared)
SCI Name: Pterodroma brevipes brevipes
brevipes
Mod. L. brevipes, brevipedis  short-footed  < L. brevis  short; pes, pedis  foot  < Gr. πους pous, ποδος podos  foot.

Collared Petrel (Magnificent)
SCI Name: Pterodroma brevipes magnificens
magnificens
L. magnificens, magnificentis  splendidly  < magnificus  grand  < magnus  great; facere  to make.