Flesh-footed Shearwater / Ardenna carneipes

Flesh-footed Shearwater / Ardenna carneipes

Flesh-footed Shearwater

SCI Name:  Ardenna carneipes
Protonym:  Puffinus carneipes Ann.Mag.Nat.Hist.(1), 13 p.365
Taxonomy:  Procellariiformes / Procellariidae /
Taxonomy Code:  flfshe
Type Locality:  small islands off Cape Leeuwin, Western Australia.
Publish Year:  1844
IUCN Status:  


(Procellariidae; Great Shearwater A. gravis) Late Med. L. Ardenna  name given to the Diomedean birds (Aldrovandus 1603) (Ray 1678, has "Artenna"). According to Capponi 1979, Ardènna and Artènna are Italian dialect names (based on ardea) for a shearwater; "Genera et Species typicae.  ...  c. *Ardenna Aldrov.  maior (Puff. — Faber) Rchb.  Ic. Av. t. 14. ic. 770 et 768—69." (Reichenbach 1853); "Ardenna Reichenbach, Av. Syst. Nat., 1852 (1853), p. iv. Type, by original designation, Puffinus maior Faber = Puffinus gravis O'Reilly." (Peters, 1931, I, 53); "Ardenna Reichenbach, Av. Syst. Nat., p. iv, 1852 (1853)—type, by orig. desig., Puffinus major Reichenbach (not of Faber [= Puffinus puffinus]) = Procellaria gravis O'Reilly." (Hellmayr and Conover, 1948, Cat. Birds Americas, Pt. I (2), p. 63).
Synon. Hemipuffinus, Neonectris, Paranectris, Thyellodroma, Thyellus.

L. carneus  of flesh  < caro, carnis  flesh; pes, pedis  foot  < Gr. πους pous, ποδος podos  foot.