Light-mantled Albatross / Phoebetria palpebrata

Light-mantled Albatross / Phoebetria palpebrata

Light-mantled Albatross

SCI Name:  Phoebetria palpebrata
Protonym:  Diomedea palpebrata Mem.Math.Phys.Acad.Sci.Paris 10 p.571 pl.15
Category:  Procellariiformes / Diomedeidae /
Taxonomy Code:  limalb1
Type Locality:  'depuis le degre quarante-septieme de latitude australe jusqu''au soixanteonzieme et dix minutes'' = south of Prince Edward and Marion Islands, fide Mathews, 1934, Novit. Zool., 39, p. 157.
Publish Year:  1785
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(Diomedeidae; Ϯ Light-mantled Albatross P. palpebrata) Gr. φοεβητρια phoebētria  prophetess, soothsayer  < φοιβος phoibos  prophet; “These words are with great propriety and correct sentiment applied to albatrosses, the import of whose weird presaging will be felt by one who reads Coleridge’s Antient Mariner, or himself goes down the deep in ships” (Coues 1882) (see also Cocker & Tipling 2013, 99-103); "Genera et Species typicæ.  ...  b. *Phoebetria Rchb. fuliginosa (Diom. — L. Gm.) Rchb.  Ic. Av. t. 26. ic. 348.  t. 27. ic. 2613." (Reichenbach 1853); "Phoebetria Reichenbach, Av. Syst. Nat., 1852 (1853), p. v. Type, by original designation, Diomedea fuliginosa Gmelin = Diomedea palpebrata Forster." (Peters 1931, 1, 45).
Var. Phaebetria.

Mod. L. palpebratus  eye-lidded  < L. palpebra  eyelid  < palpare  to flatter.