(syn. Fregetta Ϯ Black-bellied Storm-petrel F. tropica ) Portmanteau of genera Fregetta Bonaparte, 1855, storm-petrel, and Pterodroma Bonaparte, 1856, petrel; "In Thalassidroma tropica the inner toe and claw is from 2·5-3 mm. shorter than the middle toe and claw, and the claws are more pointed than in F.grallaria. I propose the new generic name  FREGODROMA  for Thalassidroma tropica Gould as indicated by the construction of the foot" (Mathews 1937).  Var. Fregadroma.

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Jobling, J. A. (2018). Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2018). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 11 December 2018).