(syn. Fregetta Ϯ Black-bellied Storm-petrel F. tropica) Dim. < genus Fregetta Bonaparte, 1855, storm-petrel; "[Key] d1 - Upper surface without pronounced white fringes to the feathers; inner webs of primaries white towards the base: tarsus and toes not scaled, but booted: middle toe and claw longer than each of the others, which are sub-equal: claws oval in shape. . .  .Fregolla sub-gen. nov. (F. melanoleuca)" (Mathews 1937, per Laurent Raty).

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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).