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Procellarae

(Suborder)

Overview

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Taxonomy

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The Suborder Procellarae is a member of the Order Procellariiformes. Here is the complete "parentage" of Procellarae:

The Suborder Procellarae is further organized into finer groupings including:

Families

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Diomedeidae

Albatrosses, of the biological family Diomedeidae, are large seabirds allied to the procellariids, storm-petrels and diving-petrels in the order Procellariiformes (the tubenoses). They range widely in the Southern Ocean and the North Pacific. They are absent from the North Atlantic, although fossil remains show they once occurred there too and occasional vagrants are found. [more]

Diomedeoididae

The Diomedeoididae are a prehistoric family of seabirds. The family was in the order Procellariiformes which today is composed of the albatrosses and petrels. At present the family contains a single genus, Diomedeoides, in which there are three described species. The taxonomy of the family and genus is still in need to revision, and it is likely that the genus name Diomedeoides is actually the junior synonym to Rupelornis (van Beneden, 1871). [more]

Procellariidae

The family Procellariidae is a group of seabirds that comprises the fulmarine petrels, the gadfly petrels, the prions, and the shearwaters. This family is part of the bird order Procellariiformes (or tubenoses), which also includes the albatrosses, the storm-petrels, and the diving petrels. [more]

Tytthostonychidae

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More info about the Family Tytthostonychidae may be found here.

Sources

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Last Revised: August 24, 2012
2012/08/24 20:01:22