Protonym: Procellaria brevirostris TraitedOrn. livr.8 p.611
Taxonomy: Procellariiformes / Procellariidae / Aphrodroma
Taxonomy Code: kerpet2
Type Locality: No type locality.
Publish Year: 1831
IUCN Status: Least Concern
(Procellariidae; † Kerguelen Petrel A. brevirostris) Gr. αφρος aphros sea foam; -δρομος -dromos -racer < τρεχω trekhō to run; “Like the bird itself, its specific and generic nomenclature has been through some rough weather. ... Aphrodroma, new genus Type-species. Oestrelata kidderi Coues (1875a, b). The holotype of this species (USNM68970) is an undisputed example of Kerguelen Petrel, an adult male taken on 22 Oct 1874 on Kerguelen Island by J. H. Kidder (Deignan 1961: 12). The selection of O. kidderi as the type species of Aphrodroma insures that the generic name will always attach to the organism intended to be distinguished. ... Should the identity of the Paris specimen [of Procellaria brevirostris Lesson], or its status as a type, be revised, the genus would remain the same and the Kerguelen Petrel would then be known as Aphrodroma kidderi (Coues). Etymology. Gr. aphros, foam, froth, and dromos, running, from the habitat of the species in stormy seas. The name is feminine in gender.” (Olson 2000); "Aphrodroma Olson, 2000, Bull. Brit. Ornith. Club, 120 (1), p. 60. Type, by original designation, Oestrelata kidderi Coues = Procellaria brevirostris Lesson." (JAJ 2020) (see Lugensa).
Synon. Atterrima, Lugensa.
brevirostre / brevirostris
Mod. L. brevirostris having a short beak < L. brevis short; -rostris -billed < rostrum beak.
UPPERCASE: current genus
Uppercase first letter: generic synonym
● and ● See: generic homonyms
lowercase: species and subspecies
●: early names, variants, mispellings
†: type species
Gr.: ancient Greek
<: derived from
syn: synonym of
/: separates historical and modern geographic names
ex: based on
TL: type locality
OD: original diagnosis (genus) or original description (species)