Gray-headed Albatross / Thalassarche chrysostoma

Gray-headed Albatross / Thalassarche chrysostoma

Gray-headed Albatross

SCI Name:  Thalassarche chrysostoma
Protonym:  Diomedea chrysostoma Mem.Math.Phys.Acad.Sci.Paris 10 p.571 pl.14
Category:  Procellariiformes / Diomedeidae /
Taxonomy Code:  gyhalb
Type Locality:  vicinity of the Antarctic Circle and in the Pacific Ocean.
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Publish Year:  1785
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DEFINITIONS

THALASSARCHE
(Diomedeidae; Ϯ Black-browed Albatross T. melanophris) Gr. θαλασσα thalassa, θαλασσης thalassēs  sea; αρχη arkhē  power, command  < αρχω arkhō  to govern; "Genera et Species typicæ.  ...  c. *Thalassarche Rchb. melanophrys (Diomed. — T.) Rchb.  Ic. Av. t. 26. ic. 346 et t. 28. ic. 797—798.  t. 27. ic. 2614—15 et t. 28. ic. 796.  t.29. ic. 799—800." (Reichenbach 1853); "Thalassarche Reichenbach, Av. Syst. Nat., p. v, "1852" (= 1853)—type, by monotypy [= by original designation], Diomedea melanophris Temminck." (Hellmayr & Conover 1948, XIII, 41).
Var. Thalassiarche.
Synon. Diomedella, Nealbatrus, Thalassogeron.

chrysostoma / chrysostomus
Gr. χρυσοστομος khrusostomos  of golden mouth  < χρυσος khrusos  gold; στομα stoma, στοματος stomatos  mouth.