Gray-backed Storm-Petrel / Garrodia nereis

Gray-backed Storm-Petrel / Garrodia nereis

Gray-backed Storm-Petrel

SCI Name:  Garrodia nereis
Protonym:  Thalassidroma Nereis Proc.Zool.Soc.London(1840) (1840), Pt8 no.95 p.178
Taxonomy:  Procellariiformes / Oceanitidae /
Taxonomy Code:  gybstp1
Type Locality:  Bass Strait, Australia.
Publish Year:  1841
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(Oceanitidae; Ϯ Grey-backed Storm-petrel G. nereis) Alfred Henry Garrod (1846-1879) English zoologist, anatomist. "Thalassidroma fregata #   ...   #The birds so called here and elsewhere (supra, pp. 175 and 204) are, as I have lately shown ("Proceedings of the Zoological Society," 1881, June 21st), specimens of the Thalassidroma nereis of Gould, which I have made the type of a new genus, Garrodia, in memory of the author of these papers." (Forbes 1881); "Garrodia Forbes, Coll. Sci. Papers of Garrod, 1881, p. 521, note. Type, by original designation and monotypy, Thalassidroma nereis Gould." (Peters, 1931, I, p. 71).
Var. Garodia.

L. nereis, nereidis  nereid, sea-nymph, daughter of the sea-god Nereus (Garrodia, Sternula).