(syn. Aethia Ϯ Whiskered Auklet A. pygmaea) Dim. < genus Alca Linnaeus, 1758, auk; "Selecting the first species in each of the remaining twelve genera as the type we shall have to make the following changes.  CYCLORRHYNCHUS Kaup, 1829, becomes PHALERIS Temm. 1820.  PHALERIS Temm. 1820, becomes ALCELLA nom. nov.  The first species mentioned in the description of Phaleris Temm., Man. Ornith., 1820, p. cxii, is Alca psittacula Pallas, and this name replaces the later Cyclorrhynchus based upon the same species. Subgenus Phaleris of the Check-List may be replaced by Alcella 1, type Alca pygmæa Gm.  ...  1 Alca, Auk; -ella diminutive." (Stone 1907); "Alcella Stone, Auk, 24, 1907, p. 197, 198. New name to replace Phaleris Temminck, as used in A.O.U. Check-List, ed. 2. Type, by original designation, Alca pygmaea Gmelin." (Peters 1934, II, 357).

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Jobling, J. A. (2019). Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2019). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 22 January 2019).