Order Procellariiformes

Family Oceanitidae

Southern Storm-petrels
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Molecular evidence revealed that traditional grouping of all storm-petrels in a single family was paraphyletic#R#R; precise relationships at higher levels within this order are still disputed, but storm-petrels now generally split into two families, comprising “southern” Oceanitidae and “northern” Hydrobatidae#R.

  • 5 genera, 9 species, 20 taxa.

Recommended citation

(2019). Southern Storm-petrels (Oceanitidae). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/467067 on 11 December 2019).