(syn. Puffinus Ϯ Little Shearwater P. assimilis) Gr. αλφα alpha  first; genus Puffinus Brisson 1760, shearwater; "ALPHAPUFFINUS gen. nov.  Type Puffinus assimilis Gould.  Differs from Puffinus Brisson in having a different shaped bill, being much thinner and the nostrils more open." (Mathews 1914).

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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 18 January 2019).