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Temporal range: Eocene–Present
Possible Cretaceous record
Thalassarche bulleri in flight 3 - SE Tasmania.jpg
Buller's albatross (Thalassarche bulleri)
Scientific classification e
Kinrick: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cless: Aves
Clade: Austrodyptornithes
Order: Procellariiformes
Fürbringer, 1888[1]


4 Extant Faimilies, 23 Genera, 125 Speshies

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.

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  1. Brands, Sheila (14 August 2008). "Systema Naturae 2000 / Classification – Parker (1982)". Project: The Taxonomicon. Archived frae the original on 14 Juin 2010. Retrieved 12 Februar 2009. Unknown parameter |deadurl= ignored (help)
  2. Warham, J. (1996). The Behaviour, Population, Biology and Physiology of the Petrels. London: Academic Press, ISBN 0-12-735415-8
  3. Brooke, 2004.