(syn. Onychoprion Ϯ Sooty Tern O. fuscata) Gr. διψαλεος dipsaleos   thirsty (from its supposed condition wandering the oceans)  < διψα dipsa  thirst; "Planetes (MacLeay Hor. ent. Käf.) bl.  -  Planites (. . . , Ammonite): Netton, N.  -  Planetes (Wagl. Isis 1832. 1222): Dipsaleon, N." (Gistel 1848).

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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 23 January 2019).