Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel / Oceanodroma furcata

Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel / Oceanodroma furcata

Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel

SCI Name:  Oceanodroma furcata
Protonym:  Procellaria furcata Syst.Nat. 1 pt2 p.561
Category:  Procellariiformes / Hydrobatidae /
Taxonomy Code:  ftspet
Type Locality:  icy seas between America and Asia.
Author:  
Publish Year:  1789
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

Oceanodroma
(syn. Hydrobates Ϯ Fork-tailed Storm-petrel H. furcata) Gr. ωκεανος ōkeanos  ocean; -δρομος -dromos  -runner  < τρεχω trekhō  to run; "Genera et Species typicæ.  ...  d. Oceanodroma Rchb. furcata (Proc. — L. Gm.)  Ic. Av. t. 16. ic. 785.  t. 18. ic. 2245—46." (Reichenbach 1853); "185. Oceanodroma, Reich. (Thalassidroma, p. Gr.)  Rostrum majusculum; tubo nasali recto: alae modicae: cauda furcata: pedes breves, podiis angustis; unguibus parvulis, compressis.  Dilute cinereae.    M. Atl. et Pac.  2.   1. PROCELLARIA furcata, Gm.   ...   2. THALASSIDROMA hornbyi, Gr." (Bonaparte 1857).    Var. OceanododromaOceandodroma.

furcata
Med. L. furcatus  forked  < L. furca  two-pronged fork  < ferre  to tend.
● ex “Mellisuga Jamaicensis violacea cauda bifurca” of Brisson 1760, “Oiseau-mouche violet à queue fourchue” of de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Lesser fork-tailed Humming-bird” of Latham 1782 (Thalurania).

SUBSPECIES

Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel (furcata)
SCI Name: Oceanodroma furcata furcata
furcata
Med. L. furcatus  forked  < L. furca  two-pronged fork  < ferre  to tend.
● ex “Mellisuga Jamaicensis violacea cauda bifurca” of Brisson 1760, “Oiseau-mouche violet à queue fourchue” of de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Lesser fork-tailed Humming-bird” of Latham 1782 (Thalurania).

Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel (plumbea)
SCI Name: Oceanodroma furcata plumbea
plumbea
L. plumbeus  leaden, plumbeous, lead-coloured  < plumbum  lead.
● ex “Garza Aplomada” of de Azara 1802-1805, no. 347 (syn. Ardea cocoi).
● ex “Spotted-tailed Hobby” of Latham 1781 (Ictinia).
● ex “Todus supra ex plumbeo canus ...” of Pallas 1769, and “Plumbeous Tody” of Latham 1782 (Polioptila).
● ex “Plumbeous Warbler” of Latham 1787 (unident.).