(syn. Thalassarche Ϯ Shy Albatross T. cauta) Dim. < genus Diomedea Linnaeus, 1758, albatross; "The bill of the last-named, Th. cautus, is again different from either of the preceding; it is altogether a larger and more stout bill, and the culminicorn is separated from the basal feathering by a wide space of fleshy membrane, and the culminicorn does not become reduced but is almost wider at its base than in the middle. It is certainly subgenerically separable, and I introduce for it the subgeneric name DIOMEDELLA, with type the only species Th. cautus Gould." (Mathews 1912).

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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 www.hbw.com on 19 January 2019).