(syn. Fratercula Ϯ Atlantic Puffin F. arctica) Gr. myth. Mormōn, a she-monster, bogeyman or spectre, used by nurses to frighten children (the equivalent of "boo!"); "GENUS 145. MORMON (μορμων larva) Fratercula Brisson. (Larventaucher Ger.  Macareux Gall.  Puffin, Auk Angl.)  ...  Species: Alca arctica, Psittacula, pygmaea Lin. Gmel." (Illiger 1811).   Var. Marmon, Mormou.

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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 19 January 2019).