(Diomedeidae; Ϯ Light-mantled Albatross P. palpebrata) Gr. φοεβητρια phoebētria  prophetess, soothsayer  < φοιβος phoibos  prophet (“These words are with great propriety and correct sentiment applied to albatrosses, the import of whose weird presaging will be felt by one who reads Coleridge’s Antient Mariner, or himself goes down the deep in ships” (Coues 1882) (see also Cocker & Tipling 2013, 99-103)); "b. *Phoebetria Rchb. fuliginosa (Diom. — L. Gm.) Rchb.  Ic. Av. t. 26. ic. 348.  t. 27. ic. 2613." (Reichenbach 1852); "Phoebetria Reichenbach, Av. Syst. Nat., 1852 (1853), p. v. Type, by original designation, Diomedea fuliginosa Gmelin = Diomedea palpebrata Forster." (Peters 1931, 1, 45).
Var. Phaebetria.

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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 16 January 2019).