Cory’s Shearwater / Calonectris diomedea

Cory\'s Shearwater / Calonectris diomedea

Cory's Shearwater

SCI Name:  Calonectris diomedea
Protonym:  Procellaria diomedea AnnusIHist.-Nat. p.74
Category:  Procellariiformes / Procellariidae /
Taxonomy Code:  corshe
Type Locality:  no locality; Tremiti Islands, Adriatic Sea, designated by Committee on Nomenclature, Brit. Ornith. Union, 1946, Ibis, 88, p. 534.
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Publish Year:  1769
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DEFINITIONS

CALONECTRIS
(Procellariidae; Ϯ Streaked Shearwater C. leucomelas) Gr. καλος kalos  noble, good; genus Nectris Kuhl, 1820, shearwater; "Genus Calonectris, nov.  leucomelas (Temminck).  kuhli (Boie).  ...  Genus CALONECTRIS, nov.  We propose this genus-name for Puffinus leucomelas Temminck, which differs in coloration from every other member of the group. In its large size it comes near the genus Ardenna, and was placed under this genus by Mathews in his List of the Birds of Australia. Though agreeing fairly well in bill-characters with Ardenna, it differs in the structure of the legs and feet. Ardenna agrees, in having the tarsus very much compressed, with Puffinus sensu lat. Calonectris has the tarsus comparatively little compressed, and this feature is only shared with it by the species kuhli, which we temporarily associate with it." (Mathews & Iredale 1915); "Calonectris Mathews and Iredale, Ibis, 1915, p. 590, 592. Type, by original designation, Procellaria leucomelas Temminck." (Peters, 1931, I, p. 53).

DIOMEDEA
(Diomedeidae; Ϯ Wandering Albatross D. exulans) Gr. myth. Diomedes, warrior king of Aetolia, abandoned his kingdom because of the sexual excesses of his wife during his absence at the siege of Troy, and founded the city of Argyripa in Italy. At his death, from old age, his companions were so distraught that they were turned into white seabirds; the Wandering Albatross spends most of its long life coursing the southern oceans; "65. DIOMEDEA.  Rostrum rectum: maxilla superiore apice adunca; inferiore truncata.  Nares ovatæ, patulæ, prominulæ, laterales." (Linnaeus 1758); "Diomedea Linné, Syst. Nat., ed.10, 1, 1758, p. 132. Type, by subsequent designation, Diomedea exulans Linné (Gray, List Gen. Bds., 1840, p. 78.)" (Peters, 1931, I, p. 41). Linnaeus's Diomedea comprised two species (D. exulans, D. demersa). 
Var. Diomedaea, Diomaedea, Diomedia.
Synon. Albatrossa, Albatrus, Rhothonia.

diomedea
Gr. myth. Diomedes, warrior king of Aetolia. At his death, from old age, his companions were so distraught that they were turned into white seabirds. The Aves Diomedias Diomedean birds, of Latin authors were unknown seabirds, but may have been gannets or gulls; "We agree with Hartert (Vög. Pal. Fauna, Nachtr., 1, p. 77, 1923) that Procellaria diomedea Scopoli (Ann. I. Hist. Nat., p. 74, 1769), named from a single specimen of unknown origin in the collection of Count Thurn-Valsassina at Passau, is indeterminable." (Hellmayr & Conover 1948, XIII, 63) (Calonectris).

SUBSPECIES

Cory's Shearwater (Scopoli's)
SCI Name: Calonectris diomedea diomedea
DIOMEDEA
(Diomedeidae; Ϯ Wandering Albatross D. exulans) Gr. myth. Diomedes, warrior king of Aetolia, abandoned his kingdom because of the sexual excesses of his wife during his absence at the siege of Troy, and founded the city of Argyripa in Italy. At his death, from old age, his companions were so distraught that they were turned into white seabirds; the Wandering Albatross spends most of its long life coursing the southern oceans; "65. DIOMEDEA.  Rostrum rectum: maxilla superiore apice adunca; inferiore truncata.  Nares ovatæ, patulæ, prominulæ, laterales." (Linnaeus 1758); "Diomedea Linné, Syst. Nat., ed.10, 1, 1758, p. 132. Type, by subsequent designation, Diomedea exulans Linné (Gray, List Gen. Bds., 1840, p. 78.)" (Peters, 1931, I, p. 41). Linnaeus's Diomedea comprised two species (D. exulans, D. demersa). 
Var. Diomedaea, Diomaedea, Diomedia.
Synon. Albatrossa, Albatrus, Rhothonia.

Cory's Shearwater (borealis)
SCI Name: Calonectris diomedea borealis
borealis
L. borealis  northern  < boreas  north wind, north  < Gr. βορεας boreas  north wind, north. This epithet refers not only to northern latitudes but also to a distribution or range north of previously known forms.
● King George Bay, Alaska; ex “Boreal Sandpiper” of Latham 1785 (syn. Aphriza virgata).
● Carolina; ex “American Buzzard” of Latham 1781, and “Red-tailed Falcon” of Pennant 1785 (subsp. Buteo jamaicensis).
● Erroneous TL. Northern United States (= South Carolina) (Leuconotopicus).
● Erroneous TL. "Kamtschatka" (= Princes I., Java); ex “Rusty-headed Warbler” of Latham 1783 (syn. Orthotomus sepium).
● Erroneous TL. Iceland (= Norway) (subsp. Poecile montanus).