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Garrodia nereis

Grey-backed Storm-Petrels.

Garrodia nereis

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Aves
Subclassis: Carinatae
Infraclassis: Neornithes
Parvclassis: Neognathae
Ordo: Procellariiformes
Familia: Hydrobatidae
Subfamilia: Oceanitinae
Genus: Garrodia
Species: Garrodia nereis


Garrodia nereis (Gould, 1841)


* Gould 1841: Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London (1840) Pt8 no.95 p.178
* Hawke, D.J.; Holdaway, R.N. 2009: Nutrient sources for forest birds captured within an undisturbed petrel colony, and management implications. Emu, 109: 163–169. doi: 10.1071/MU08035

Vernacular names
English: Grey-backed Storm-Petrel

The Grey-backed Storm-petrel (Garrodia nereis) is a species of seabird in the Hydrobatidae family. It is monotypic within the genus Garrodia which was named by William Alexander Forbes in 1881 after Alfred Henry Garrod, while the specific descriptor is an allusion to the Nereids, the sea nymphs of Greek mythology.

It is found in Antarctica, Argentina, Australia, Chile, Falkland Islands, French Southern Territories, New Zealand, Saint Helena, South Africa, and South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. Its natural habitat is open seas.


* BirdLife International 2004. Garrodia nereis. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 24 July 2007.

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