(syn. Puffinus Ϯ Manx Shearwater P. puffinus) Gr. νηκτρις nēktris  swimmer  < νεω neō  to swim; "B.  Naribus aperturis duabus separatis, nec tubo unico coalitis; rostro oblongo.  Genus Nectris FORSTERI.  22. Proc. puffinus.  In mari mediterraneo." (Kuhl 1820).

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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 12 December 2018).