Procellariiformes

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Procellariiformes
Damier du Cap - Cape Petrel.jpg
Cape Petrel Daption capense
Scienteefic classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Infraclass: Neognathae
Superorder: Neoaves
Order: Procellariiformes
Fürbringer, 1888[1]
Faimilies

Diomedeoididae
Procellariidae
Diomedeidae
Hydrobatidae
Pelecanoididae

Diversity
4 Faimilies, 23 Genera, 125 Species

Procellariiformes is an order o seabirds that comprises fower faimilies: the albatrosses, petrels an shearwaters, storm petrels, an divin petrels. Umwhile cried Tubinares an still cried tubenoses in Inglis, thay are eften referred tae collectively as the petrels, a term that haes been applied tae aw Procellariiformes,[2] or mair commonly aw the faimilies except the albatrosses.[3] Thay are almaist exclusively pelagic (feedin in the open ocean), an hae a cosmopolitan distribution athort the warld's oceans, wi the heichest diversity bein aroond New Zealand.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Brands, Sheila (August 14, 2008). "Systema Naturae 2000 / Classification – Parker (1982)". Project: The Taxonomicon. Retrieved 12 February 2009. 
  2. Warham, J. (1996). The Behaviour, Population, Biology and Physiology of the Petrels. London: Academic Press, ISBN 0-12-735415-8
  3. Brooke, 2004.