Westland Petrel / Procellaria westlandica

Westland Petrel / Procellaria westlandica

Westland Petrel

SCI Name:  Procellaria westlandica
Protonym:  Procellaria parkinsoni westlandica Rec.CanterburyMus. 5 p.111
Category:  Procellariiformes / Procellariidae /
Taxonomy Code:  wespet1
Type Locality:  Barrytown, Westland, South Island, New Zealand.
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Publish Year:  1946
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DEFINITIONS

PROCELLARIA
(Procellariidae; Ϯ White-chinned Petrel P. aequinoctialis) Mod. L. procellarius  of the storm  < L. procella  storm, gale  < procellere  to cast down  < pro  before, of; -cello  quick, speedy  < celer, celeris  quick; the White-chinned Petrel seems at home in the most violent tempests, and was described from the waters of the Cape of Good Hope (originally known as the Cape of Storms); "64. PROCELLARIA.  Rostrum edentulum, subcompressum: Mandibulis æqualibus: superiore apice adunca; inferiore apice compresso-canaliculata.  Nares cylindro supra basin rostri decumbente, truncato.  Pedes palmati: ungue postico sessili absque digito.  ...  Procellariæ aves pelagicæ sunt, nec ad continentis, littora conspiciuntur, exposit a omnibus procellis." (Linnaeus 1758); "Procellaria Linné, Syst. Nat., ed. 10, 1, 1758, p. 131. Type, by subsequent designation, Procellaria æquinoctialis Linné (Gray, List Gen. and Subgen. Bds., 1840, p. 78)." (Peters 1931, I, 52). Linnaeus's Procellaria comprised three species (P. pelagica, P. æquinoctialis, P. capensis). 
Var. Porcellaria.
Synon. Adamastor, Cymatobolus, Majaqueus, Priofinus.

westlandica
Westland Division, South I., New Zealand.