(syn. Pachyptila Ϯ Antarctic Prion P. desolata) Gr. αττα atta  some sort; genus Prion Lesson, 1829, prion; "Genus Attaprion, gen. nov.  Type, Procellaria desolata Gmelin.  Differs from Pachyptila Illiger in having the inter-ramal space feathered and not distensible" (Mathews 1933).

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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).