“Dans les parages du Cap Horn et de la mer Pacifique par 52° de lat. sept. [= austr.] et 85° de longit.”.
Genetic data indicate that this species forms a clade with P. magentae, P. incerta, P. macroptera and P. gouldi#R; also, feather lice shared with these taxa#R. Has been considered conspecific with P. macroptera, but timing of breeding cycles quite different; no mixed pairs reported, despite extensive sympatry. P. incerta sometimes considered sister-species. Monotypic.
Temperate to subantarctic Southern Ocean, breeding in New Zealand region at Macquarie I, Auckland Is, Antipodes Is and possibly Campbell I; S Indian Ocean at Crozets, Kerguelen Is and possibly Prince Edward Is.
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Status and conservation
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