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HYDROBATIDAE - Boreal Storm-petrels1 (1:15)
HYDROBATES Boie, 1822 M - Procellaria pelagica Linnaeus, 1758; type by subsequent designation (Baird, Brewer & Ridgway, 1884, Mem. Mus. Comp. Zool., 13, p. 403).  2
Hydrobates pelagicus 3  (Linnaeus, 1758) European Storm-petrel
vE North Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea >> E South Atlantic Ocean
Hydrobates castro 4  (Harcourt, 1851) Madeiran Storm-petrel/Band-rumped Storm-petrel
(a) Azores and Madeira to Cape Verde Is., Ascension I., St. Helena I.; (b) islands off NE Honshu (Japan); (c) Hawaiian Is. (Kauai) and Galapagos Is. >> relevant local seas
Hydrobates monteiroi 5,6  (Bolton et al., 2008) Monteiro's Storm-petrel
Azores (summer breeder) >> neighbouring seas? [Bolton, 2008 #10916]
Hydrobates matsudairae 7  (N. Kuroda, Sr., 1922) Matsudaira's Storm-petrel
Ogasawara Is. (Japan) >> Timor Sea and tropical waters Indian Ocean
Hydrobates melania 8  (Bonaparte, 1854) Black Storm-petrel
Islands off S California (Santa Barbara I., Sutil I.), off W Baja California (Roca Consag, Islas Benito, Islas Los Coronados) and in N Golfo de California (Isla San Luís, Isla Partida) >> local waters south to N Peru
Hydrobates homochroa   (Coues, 1864) Ashy Storm-petrel
Islands off California (Farallon Is., Channel Is.) and N Baja California (Isla Todos Santos, Islas Los Coronados) >> local seas
Hydrobates microsoma 9  (Coues, 1864) Least Storm-petrel
Islas Benito and islands in N Golfo de California (Roca Consag, Isla San Luís, Isla Partida) >> local waters south to Ecuador
Hydrobates tethys Wedge-rumped Storm-petrel
tethys (Bonaparte, 1852) Galapagos Is. (Genovesa, Pitt) >> local waters
kelsalli (P.R. Lowe, 1925) Islands off C Peru (Isla Chao, Isla Corcovado, Islas Pescadores, Isla San Gallan) >> Pacific coast from S Baja California to N Chile
Hydrobates leucorhous10,11 Leach's Storm-petrel
leucorhous (Vieillot, 1818)12 vN Pacific and N Atlantic coasts >> tropical waters
chapmani (von Berlepsch, 1906)13 Islands off W Mexico (Islas Benito, Islas Los Coronados, Rocas Alijos) >> EC Pacific Ocean
cheimomnestes (Ainley, 1980) Guadalupe I. (off W Baja California) (winter breeder) >> EC Pacific Ocean [Ainley, 1980 #35].
socorroensis (C.H. Townsend, 1890)14 vIslets off Guadalupe I. (off W Baja California) (summer breeder) >> EC Pacific Ocean
Hydrobates monorhis 15  (Swinhoe, 1867) Swinhoe's Storm-petrel
Japan to S Sea of Japan and Yellow Sea >> tropical Indian Ocean and SE Asian seas
†? Hydrobates macrodactylus   (W.E. Bryant, 1887) Guadalupe Storm-petrel
vGuadalupe I. (off W Baja California) (winter breeder)
Hydrobates tristrami 16  (Salvin, 1896) Tristram's Storm-petrel
Izu Is., Ogasawara Is., Iwo Is. (Japan); NW Hawaiian Is. >> local seas
Hydrobates markhami 17,18  (Salvin, 1883) Markham's Storm-petrel
Coastal C Peru (Paracas Pen., Isla San Gallan, Isla de las Viejas) >> Pacific coast from S Mexico to C Chile
Hydrobates furcatus Fork-tailed Storm-petrel
furcatus (J.F. Gmelin, 1789) vN Kuril Is., Commander Is. and Aleutian Is. >> N Pacific Ocean
plumbeus (Peale, 1848) vAlaska to W USA (N California) >> N Pacific Ocean
Hydrobates hornbyi   (G.R. Gray, 1854) Hornby's Storm-petrel/Ringed Storm-petrel
Pacific coast from Ecuador to N Chile (breeding sites unknown)

1 Classification largely follows Carboneras (1992) [Carboneras, 1992 #14025] except as noted below. Mathews's family name conserved; see Opinion 1696 (I.C.Z.N., 1992) [I.C.Z.N., 1992 #6632].
2 Species sequence derived in part from Penhallurick & Wink (2004) [Penhallurick, 2004 #3001], who also showed that Hydrobates is embedded within Oceanodroma, as did Robertson et al. (2011) [Robertson, 2011 #13265], rendering this genus paraphyletic. Hydrobates as the prior name must be used for the combination.
3 Includes melitensis Schembri, 1843 [Schembri, 1843 #13953]; see Hartert (1920) [Hartert, 1920 #4653], but see also Lalanne et al. (2001) [Lalanne, 2001 #13586] and Cagnon et al. (2004) [Cagnon, 2004 #11209].
4 May consist of multiple species; see Friesen et al. (2007) [Friesen, 2007 #10602], Smith & Friesen (2007) [Smith, 2007 #10646], and Smith et al. (2007) [Smith, 2007 #10070]. Subspecies named for various breeding populations traditionally considered undiagnosable (Austin 1952) [Austin, 1952 #13970], but see Bolton et al. (2008) [Bolton, 2008 #10916].
5 Bolton et al. [Bolton, 2008 #10916] mentioned Procellaria lugubris Bonaparte, 1845, the type of which is now without an identity but which is not this. The name Thalassidroma jabejabe Bocage, 1875, does not seem to have been excluded as the identity of this new taxon.
6 Due to space and layout constraints readers will need to consult Bolton et al. (2008) [Bolton, 2008 #10916] to determine the names of the other seven authors.
7 Formerly treated as a subspecies of H. melania but see Austin (1952) [Austin, 1952 #13970].
8 Forms a superspecies with H. matsudairae; see Sibley & Monroe (1990) [Sibley, 1990 #3636].
9 Formerly treated in monotypic genus Halocyptena, but see Penhallurick & Wink (2004) [Penhallurick, 2004 #3001] and Robertson et al. (2011) [Robertson, 2011 #13265].
10 May consist of multiple species; see Ainley (1980, 1983) [Ainley, 1980 #35] [Ainley, 1983 #36] and Bourne & Jehl (1982) [Bourne, 1982 #454]. For treatment of this complex as three species, see Howell et al. (2009) [Howell, 2009 #13954].
11 Considered to form a superspecies with H. monorhis by Sibley & Monroe (1990) [Sibley, 1990 #3636].
12 Includes beali; see Ainley (1980) [Ainley, 1980 #35].
13 Ainley (1980) [Ainley, 1980 #35] placed this in the synonymy of the nominate form; see Ainley (1983) [Ainley, 1983 #36], Bourne & Jehl (1982) [Bourne, 1982 #454] and Power & Ainley (1986) [Power, 1986 #13828].
14 Includes kaedingi; see Jouanin & Mougin (1979) [Jouanin, 1979 #2162].
15 Treated as conspecific with H. leucorhous by Austin (1952) [Austin, 1952 #13970].
16 Includes owstoni; see Jouanin & Mougin (1979) [Jouanin, 1979 #2162]. Formerly treated as a subspecies of H. markhami but see Austin (1952) [Austin, 1952 #13970].
17 Considered to form a superspecies with H. tristrami by Sibley & Monroe (1990) [Sibley, 1990 #3636].
18 Species limits in the group that consists of this, H. tristrami, H. melania, and H. matsudairae are uncertain, but they are traditionally considered to form a monophyletic group (Austin 1952) [Austin, 1952 #13970].
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