(syn. Ardenna Ϯ Flesh-footed Shearwater A. carneipes) Gr. ἡμι- hēmi-  half-, small  < ἡμισυς hēmisus  half; genus Puffinus Brisson 1760, shearwater; "PUFFINUS CARNEIPES CARBONARIUS Mathews.  ...  This species has been commonly and consistently placed in Puffinus, although we read in Mathew's account that Solander noted "media inter Nectres & Procellarias," where Nectris was used for the thin-billed Puffinus.  ...  The bill, retaining the egg-tooth, recalls that of Procellaria parkinsoni Gray, hereafter described. It is short, wide at base and deep; the laterals of the under-mandible are strongly defined, and the nail is very heavy and distinct; the nostrils are distinct on each side of the culmen, but point upwards with a somewhat rounded aperture. It is puffinoid in character, but cannot be classed with any other species I know of. I therefore propose the new generic name HEMIPUFFINUS for Puffinus carneipes Gould." (Iredale 1913); "Hemipuffinus Iredale, Austr. Av. Rec., 2, 1913, p. 20. Type, by original designation and monotypy, Puffinus carneipes Gould." (Peters 1931, 1, 53).

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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 www.hbw.com on 13 December 2018).