(syn. Thalassarche Ϯ Grey-headed Albatross T. chrysostoma) Gr. θαλασσα thalassa, θαλασσης thalassēs  sea; γερων gerōn, γεροντος gerontos  old man (i.e. grey-haired); "Thalassogeron (gen. nov.)1.   ... 1 Thalassogeron (gen. nov.), θαλασσα = mare; ο γερων = senex.  ... Head and neck light ash-gray, darker immediately in front of the eyes, paler on the throat" (Ridgway 1884).

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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).