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Procellariiformes

Short-tailed Albatross
showing tubenose structure
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Procellariiformes
F├╝rbringer, 1888
Families

Procellariidae
Diomedeidae
Hydrobatidae
Pelecanoididae short-tailed albatross public domain from USFWS File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Scientific classification or biological classification is how biologists group and categorize extinct and living species of organisms. ... Phyla Porifera (sponges) Ctenophora (comb jellies) Cnidaria Placozoa Subregnum Bilateria  Acoelomorpha  Orthonectida  Rhombozoa  Myxozoa  Superphylum Deuterostomia     Chordata (vertebrates, etc. ... Typical Classes Subphylum Urochordata - Tunicates Ascideiacea Thaliacea Larvacea Subphylum Cephalochordata - Lancelets Subphylum Myxini - Hagfishes Subphylum Vertebrata - Vertebrates Petromyzontida - Lampreys Placodermi (extinct) Chondrichthyes - Cartilaginous fishes Acanthodii (extinct) Actinopterygii - Ray-finned fishes Actinistia - Coelacanths Dipnoi - Lungfishes Amphibia - Amphibians Reptilia - Reptiles Aves - Birds Mammalia - Mammals Chordates (phylum Chordata) include the vertebrates, together with... For other meanings of bird, see bird (disambiguation). ... Max Fürbringer (1846–1920) was a German anatomist. ... Scientific classification or biological classification refers to how biologists group and categorize extinct and living species of organisms. ... Genera Several, see text. ... Genera Diomedea Thallasarche Phoebastria Phoebetria The albatrosses (from Portuguese Alcatraz, a pelican) are seabirds in the family Diomedeidae, which is closely allied to the petrels. ... Genera Subfamily Oceanitinadae Oceanites Pelagodroma Fregatta Neofregatta Subfamily Hydrobatinae Garrodia Hydrobates Oceanodroma Halocyptena The storm-petrels are seabirds in the family Hydrobatidae, part of the order Procellariiformes. ... The diving petrels are seabirds in the bird order Procellariiformes. ...

Procellariiformes (from the Latin procella, a storm) is an order of birds formerly called Tubinares and still called tubenoses in English. Orders Many - see section below. ...


They are all highly pelagic seabirds (feeding in the open ocean), and all of them have their nostrils enclosed in one or two tubes on their straight, deeply grooved bills with hooked tips. The beaks are made up from several plates. Wings are long and narrow; feet are webbed, and the hind toe is undeveloped or non-existent. Plumage is predominantly black or gray. Seabirds are birds that spend much of their lives, outside the breeding season at least, at sea. ...


The tubes may be used to smell, to spread stomach oil, or to excrete salt when these birds drink salt water.


The longer-winged species fly using a switchback technique to minimise active flapping. All eat fish, squid or similar marine prey. Suborders Myopsina Oegopsina Squids are the large, diverse group of marine mollusks, popular as food in cuisines as widely separated as the Korean and the Italian. ...


Most are almost unable to walk on land, and many species visit their remote breeding islands only at night. The exceptions are the huge albatrosses, and the fulmars. The latter can disable even large predatory birds with their obnoxious stomach oil, which they can project some distance.


There are a total of 93 species of Procellariiformes world-wide, divided among four families:

Procellariiformes are most closely related to Sphenisciformes (Penguins). Genera Several, see text. ... Genera Procellaria Calonectris Puffinus †See also fulmar, prion, petrel Shearwaters are medium-sized long-winged seabirds. ... Species Fulmar (Linnaeus, 1761) Southern Fulmar (Smith,A, 1840) The two Fulmars are closely related seabirds occupying the same niche in different oceans. ... This article is about petrel seabirds. ... Species Fairy Prion, Slender-billed Prion, Fulmar Prion, Broad-billed Prion, Antarctic Prion, Salvins Prion, A prion is a petrel (genus Pachyptila) found in Antarctica and nearby islands. ... Genera Diomedea Thallasarche Phoebastria Phoebetria The albatrosses (from Portuguese Alcatraz, a pelican) are seabirds in the family Diomedeidae, which is closely allied to the petrels. ... Genera Diomedea Thallasarche Phoebastria Phoebetria The albatrosses (from Portuguese Alcatraz, a pelican) are seabirds in the family Diomedeidae, which is closely allied to the petrels. ... Genera Subfamily Oceanitinadae Oceanites Pelagodroma Fregatta Neofregatta Subfamily Hydrobatinae Garrodia Hydrobates Oceanodroma Halocyptena The storm-petrels are seabirds in the family Hydrobatidae, part of the order Procellariiformes. ... Genera Subfamily Oceanitinadae Oceanites Pelagodroma Fregatta Neofregatta Subfamily Hydrobatinae Garrodia Hydrobates Oceanodroma Halocyptena The storm-petrels are seabirds in the family Hydrobatidae, part of the order Procellariiformes. ... The diving petrels are seabirds in the bird order Procellariiformes. ... The diving petrels are seabirds in the bird order Procellariiformes. ... This article is about penguin birds. ...


In the Sibley-Ahlquist taxonomy, the tubenoses are included in a greatly enlarged order Ciconiiformes. The Sibley-Ahlquist taxonomy is a radical new approach to bird taxonomy based on DNA studies which gives an arrangement differing greatly from the more traditional approach used in list of birds. ...


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Procellariiformes - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (228 words)
Procellariiformes (from the Latin procella, a storm) is an order of birds formerly called Tubinares and still called tubenoses in English.
They are all highly pelagic seabirds (feeding in the open ocean), and all of them have their nostrils enclosed in one or two tubes on their straight, deeply grooved bills with hooked tips.
Procellariiformes are most closely related to Sphenisciformes (Penguins).
Albatross - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (3643 words)
The albatrosses are seabirds in the family Diomedeidae, which is closely allied to the petrels, storm-petrels and diving-petrels in the order Procellariiformes (the tubenoses).
The molecular study of the evolution of the bird families by Sibley and Ahlquist has put the radiation of the Procellariiformes in the Oligocene period (35-30 mya), though though group has an older history, with a fossil attributed to the order, a seabird known as Tytthostonyx, being found in late Cretaceous rocks (70 mya).
The legs are strong for Procellariiformes, in fact uniquely amongst the order they and the giant petrels are able to walk well on land.
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