Pterodroma lessonii Garnot 1826 (white-headed petrel)

Aves - Procellariiformes - Procellariidae

Alternative combination: Procellaria lessonii

Belongs to Pterodroma according to J. F. Clements et al. 2017

See also Olson and Rasmussen 2001 and Tennyson and Scofield 2013

Sister taxa: Pterodroma alba, Pterodroma arminjoniana, Pterodroma axillaris, Pterodroma baraui, Pterodroma brevipes, Pterodroma cahow, Pterodroma cookii, Pterodroma hasitata, Pterodroma heraldica, Pterodroma hypoleuca, Pterodroma imberi, Pterodroma inexpectata, Pterodroma jugabilis, Pterodroma kurodai, Pterodroma leucoptera, Pterodroma magentae, Pterodroma nigripennis, Pterodroma phaeopygia, Pterodroma pycrofti, Pterodroma rupinarum

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (3 collections), New Zealand (1)

• Pliocene of United States (1: North Carolina)

Total: 5 collections each including a single occurrence

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