Short-tailed Shearwater / Ardenna tenuirostris

Short-tailed Shearwater / Ardenna tenuirostris

Short-tailed Shearwater

SCI Name:  Ardenna tenuirostris
Protonym:  Procellaria tenuirostris Pl.Col. livr.99 textpl.587
Category:  Procellariiformes / Procellariidae /
Taxonomy Code:  shtshe
Type Locality:  seas north of Japan and shores of Korea.
Publish Year:  1836
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.

tenuirostra / tenuirostre / tenuirostris
L. tenuis, tenue  slender; -rostris  -billed  < rostrum  beak.