Magellanic Diving-Petrel

Magellanic Diving-Petrel / Pelecanoides magellani

Magellanic Diving-Petrel

Here the details of the Magellanic Diving-Petrel named bird below:

SCI Name:  Pelecanoides magellani
Protonym:  Puffinuria garnotii magellani BirdsAustr.[Mathews] 2 p.239
Taxonomy:  Procellariiformes / Procellariidae /
Taxonomy Code:  madpet1
Type Locality:  Straits of Magellan.
Publish Year:  1912
IUCN Status:  


(Procellariidae; Ϯ Common Diving-petrel P. urinatrix) Gr. πελεκαν pelekan, πελεκανος pelekanos  pelican; -οιδης -oidēs  resembling; the diving-petrels have distensible throat-pouches and broad-based, hook-tipped bills; "PREMIÈRE SOUS-DIVISION.  Doigts de devant entièrement réunis par une membrane OISEAUX D'EAU.  VINGT-DEUXIÈME ORDRE.  Bec crochu.  ...  80.  PÉLÉCANOÏDE. Pelecanoides  { Une poche sous la gorge, chaque pied ne présentant que trois doigts." (de Lacépède in Daudin 1799); "Pelecanoides Lacépède, Tabl. Ois., 1799, p. 13. Type, by monotypy, Procellaria urinatrix Gmelin." (Peters 1931, I, 75). 
Var. Pelscanoides, Pelsoanoides.
Synon. Haladroma, Onocralus, Pelagodyptes, Porthmornis, Puffinuria.

Gr. πελεκαν pelekan, πελεκανος pelekanos  pelican; -οιδης -oidēs  resembling. 
● "The PELICAN-FOOTED TERN.  PELECANOPUS pelecanoïdes, Wagl.  Sterna pelecanoïdes, King, Nar. Voy. Austr. App." (G. Gray 1844) (syn. Procelsterna albivitta). 
● "STERNA PELECANOIDES, (n. s.)  ...  The hallux, or hind toe, of this bird appears to be more closely united to the fore toes, and to be situated more in front than is usual among the Terns: it is also to be observed, that the side of the nail of the middle toe is considerably dilated, although not serrated, similar to what is observed among the Pelecanidæ.  These characters offer a corroboration of the affinity of the Sternæ to the family of the Pelecanidæ, and particularly to the genus Phaëton, which approaches the Terns more closely than any other group of that family, in the smaller size of the membrane that unites the toes" (King 1826) (syn. Thalasseus bergii cristatus).

magellani / magellanica / magellanicus
Straits of Magellan (named after the Portuguese explorer Fernão de Magalhães (1480-1521), whose Spanish sponsored expedition 1519-1522 was the first circumnavigation of the Earth). In ornithology this toponym includes Tierra del Fuego and associated islands.
● ex “Jacurutu” of Marcgrave 1648, and “Hibou des Terres Magellaniques” of de Buffon 1770-1783 (Bubo).
● ex “Oie des Terres Magellaniques” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 1006, and de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Magellanic Goose” of Latham 1785 (syn. Chloephaga picta).
● ex “Magellanic Shag” of Latham 1785 (Phalacrocorax).
● ex “Magellanic Warbler” (= ☼) of Latham 1783 (Scytalopus).
● Erroneous TL. Southern America and vicinity of Straits of Magellan (= Buenos Aires, Argentina); ex “Gafarron” of de Azara 1802-1805, no. 134 (Spinus).