Pink-footed Shearwater / Ardenna creatopus

Pink-footed Shearwater / Ardenna creatopus

Pink-footed Shearwater

SCI Name:  Ardenna creatopus
Protonym:  Puffinus creatopus Proc.Acad.Nat.Sci.Philadelphia 16 p.131
Taxonomy:  Procellariiformes / Procellariidae /
Taxonomy Code:  pifshe
Type Locality:  San Nicolas Island, California.
Publish Year:  1864
IUCN Status:  


(Procellariidae; Great Shearwater A. gravis) Late Med. L. Ardenna  name given to the Diomedean birds (Aldrovandus 1603) (Ray 1678, has "Artenna"). According to Capponi 1979, Ardènna and Artènna are Italian dialect names (based on ardea) for a shearwater; "Genera et Species typicae.  ...  c. *Ardenna Aldrov.  maior (Puff. — Faber) Rchb.  Ic. Av. t. 14. ic. 770 et 768—69." (Reichenbach 1853); "Ardenna Reichenbach, Av. Syst. Nat., 1852 (1853), p. iv. Type, by original designation, Puffinus maior Faber = Puffinus gravis O'Reilly." (Peters, 1931, I, 53); "Ardenna Reichenbach, Av. Syst. Nat., p. iv, 1852 (1853)—type, by orig. desig., Puffinus major Reichenbach (not of Faber [= Puffinus puffinus]) = Procellaria gravis O'Reilly." (Hellmayr and Conover, 1948, Cat. Birds Americas, Pt. I (2), p. 63).
Synon. Hemipuffinus, Neonectris, Paranectris, Thyellodroma, Thyellus.

Gr. κρεας kreas, κρεως kreōs  flesh; πους pous, ποδος podos  foot.