(syn. Ardenna Ϯ Short-tailed Shearwater A. tenuirostris) Gr. νεος neos  new; genus Nectris Kuhl, 1820, shearwater; "NEONECTRIS, gen. nov.  Differs from Thyellodroma (type Puffinus chlororhynchus) in its rounded tail, which is less than one-third the length of the wing: in Thyellodroma the tail is wedge-shaped, and is about half the length of the wing; the culmen is less than three-fourths the length of the metatarsus in Neonectris, whereas in Thyellodroma it is more; the bill is slender and puffinoid and unlike that of "Puffinus" carneipes Gould.  Type, Puffinus brevicaudus Gould" (Mathews 1913).

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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).