The Order Procellariiformes is further organized into finer groupings including:
- Suborder (2): Pelecanoidi · Procellarae
- Infraorder (1): Ciconiides
- Parvorder (1): Ciconiida
- Family (6): Diomedeidae · Diomedeoididae · Hydrobatidae · Pelecanoididae · Procellariidae · Tytthostonychidae
- Species: ZipcodeZoo has pages for 447 species and subspecies in the Order Procellariiformes.
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]
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]
Storm petrels are seabirds in the family Hydrobatidae, part of the order Procellariiformes. These smallest of seabirds feed on planktonic crustaceans and small fish picked from the surface, typically while hovering. The flight is fluttering and sometimes bat-like. [more]
The diving petrels are seabirds in the bird order Procellariiformes. There are four very similar species all in the family Pelecanoididae and genus Pelecanoides (Lac?p?de, 1799), distinguished only by small differences in the coloration of their plumage and their bill construction. [more]
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]
More info about the Family Tytthostonychidae may be found here.
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