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DIOMEDEIDAE - Albatrosses1 (4:13)
PHOEBASTRIA Reichenbach, 1853 F - Diomedea brachyura Temminck, 1829; type by original designation = Diomedea albatrus Pallas, 1769  
Phoebastria immutabilis   (Rothschild, 1893) Laysan Albatross
vOgasawara Is. (Japan), W Hawaiian Is., islands off W Mexico (Guadalupe I., Rocas Alijos, Isla Clarión, Isla San Benedicto) >> N Pacific Ocean
Phoebastria nigripes   (Audubon, 1839) α Black-footed Albatross
iIslands off S Japan (Senkaku Is., Tori-shima, Muko-jima), W Hawaiian Is. >> N Pacific Ocean
Phoebastria irrorata 2  (Salvin, 1883) Waved Albatross
vEspañola (Galapagos Is.) and Isla la Plata (off WC Ecuador) >> EC Pacific Ocean
Phoebastria albatrus   (Pallas, 1769) Short-tailed Albatross
iMinami-kojima (Senkaku Is.) and Tori-shima (Izu Is.) >> N Pacific Ocean
DIOMEDEA Linnaeus, 1758 F - Diomedea exulans Linnaeus, 1758; type by subsequent designation (G.R. Gray, 1840, A List of the Genera of Birds, p. 78).  
Diomedea epomophora Royal Albatross
sanfordi Murphy, 1917 Otago Pen. on SE South Island (New Zealand) >> SW Pacific and Southern Ocean
epomophora Lesson, 1825 vCampbell I., Auckland Is. >> southern oceans
Diomedea exulans3 Wandering Albatross
dabbenena Mathews, 1929 vInaccessible I., Gough I. (formerly Tristan da Cunha I.) >> S Atlantic Ocean
amsterdamensis J.P. Roux, Jouventin, Mougin, Stahl & Weimerskirch, 19834 vIle Amsterdam >> local seas [Roux, 1983 #3399]
antipodensis C.J.R. Robertson & Warham, 1992 vCampbell I., Antipodes Is. >> Australasian seas, S Pacific Ocean [Robertson, 1992 #3363]
gibsoni C.J.R. Robertson & Warham, 1992 Auckland Is. >> SW Pacific Ocean and S Australasian seas [Robertson, 1992 #3363]
exulans Linnaeus, 17585 South Georgia I., Prince Edward Is., Iles Crozet, Iles Kerguelen, Heard I., Macquarie I. >> southern oceans (north to Tropic of Capricorn)
PHOEBETRIA Reichenbach, 1853 F - Diomedea fuliginosa J.F. Gmelin, 1789; type by original designation = Diomedea palpebrata J.R. Forster, 1785  
Phoebetria fusca   (Hilsenberg, 1822) Sooty Albatross
vTristan da Cunha Group, Gough I., Prince Edward Is., Iles Crozet, Iles Kerguelen, Ile Amsterdam, Ile St. Paul >> S Atlantic and S Indian Ocenas to S Australian seas
Phoebetria palpebrata 6  (J.R. Forster, 1785) Light-mantled Albatross
vSouth Georgia I., Prince Edward Is., Iles Crozet, Iles Kerguelen, Heard I., Macquarie I., Auckland Is., Campbell I., Antipodes Is. >> Southern Ocean
THALASSARCHE Reichenbach, 1853 F - Diomedea melanophris Temminck, 1828; type by original designation  7
Thalassarche chlororhynchos Yellow-nosed Albatross
chlororhynchos (J.F. Gmelin, 1789) Tristan da Cunha Group, Gough I. >> S Atlantic Ocean and offshore South Africa
carteri (Rothschild, 1903)8 Prince Edward Is., Iles Crozet, Iles Kerguelen, Ile Amsterdam, Ile St. Paul >> subantarctic to temperate Indian Ocean and Australasian seas
Thalassarche chrysostoma   (J.R. Forster, 1785) Grey-headed Albatross
iIslas Diego Ramirez, South Georgia I., Prince Edward Is., Iles Crozet, Iles Kerguelen, Macquarie I., Campbell I. >> Southern Ocean
Thalassarche melanophris Black-browed Albatross
melanophris (Temminck, 1828)9 δvIslands off S Chile, Isla de los Estados, Falkland Is., South Georgia I., Iles Crozet, Iles Kerguelen, Heard I., Macquarie I., Campbell I., Snares Is., Antipodes Is. >> Southern Ocean
impavida Mathews, 1912 vCampbell I. >> subtropical to antarctic S Pacific Ocean
Thalassarche bulleri10 Buller's Albatross
bulleri (Rothschild, 1893)11 Solander I., Snares Is. >> S Pacific Ocean
platei (Reichenow, 1898) Three Kings Is., Chatham Is. >> SE Pacific Ocean and antarctic seas
Thalassarche cauta12 White-capped Albatross
cauta (Gould, 1841) vTasmania >> southern Australasian waters
steadi Falla, 193313 Auckland Is., Antipodes Is. >> southern Australasian waters
eremita Murphy, 1930 Chatham Is. >> SE Pacific Ocean
salvini (Rothschild, 1893)14 Iles Crozet, Snares Is., Bounty Is. >> S Indian and Pacific Oceans

1 Classification largely follows Nunn et al. (1996) [Nunn, 1996 #2788] and Robertson & Nunn (1998) [Robertson, 1998 #3364] except for use of the PSC.
2 For suppression of leptorhyncha Coues, 1866, see Opinion 1060 (I.C.Z.N., 1976) [I.C.Z.N., 1976 #9651].
3 Subspecies classification follows Bourne (1990) [Bourne, 1990 #5927] and Carboneras (1992) [Carboneras, 1992 #654], but see also Brooke (2004) [Brooke, 2004 #13677].
4 For treatment as a separate species see Robertson & Nunn (1998) [Robertson, 1998 #3364].
5 Includes chionoptera; see Bourne (2002) [Bourne, 2002 #5930].
6 Includes huttoni; see Murphy (1936) [Murphy, 1936 #13674].
7 Classification follows Christidis & Boles (2008) [Christidis, 2008 #11602], but see also Brooke (2004) [Brooke, 2004 #13677] and Gill et al. (2010) [Gill, 2010 #12348].
8 Includes bassi; for the use of carteri see Robertson (2002) [Robertson, 2002 #3365].
9 This spelling selected in Opinion 2252 by I.C.Z.N. (2010) [I.C.Z.N., 2010 #12378].
10 Subspecies nomenclature follows Gill et al. (2010) [Gill, 2010 #12348].
11 Although recognised by Jouanin & Mougin (1979) [Jouanin, 1979 #2162] apparently the name platei was based on a juvenile plumage phase of nominate bulleri; see Robertson & Nunn (1998) [Robertson, 1998 #3364]. Issue not resolved.
12 Oceanic ranges by subspecies very tentative.
13 For recognition see Hillcoat (1997) [Hillcoat, 1997 #1964].
14 May merit recognition, including also eremita, as a separate species see Abbott & Double (2003) [Abbott, 2003 #11].
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