(syn. Pachyptila Ϯ Slender-billed Prion P. belcheri) Gr. ἑτερος heteros  different; genus Prion Lesson, 1829, prion; "GENUS - HETEROPRION, NOV.  ...  Type - H. belcheri, sp. n.  ...  I have consequently restricted Pseudoprion to the P. ariel (= P. turtur) group, which I find to differ essentially from the narrow-billed Prions grouped about P. desolatus, and have therefore introduced the above genus to include the medium-billed Prions, and have named as type the thinnest-billed one, H. belcheri, as this shows best the great difference between this group and the P ariel (= P. turtur) group. The species of this genus have the bill shorter and narrower, the wing shorter, and the tarsus shorter than the members of the genus Prion" (Mathews 1912).

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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 11 December 2018).