Oceanites

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Oceanites
Oceanites oceanicusPCCA20070623-3634B.jpg
Wilson's storm petrel 'walking' on the water off of Hatteras, North Carolina.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Procellariiformes
Family: Hydrobatidae
Subfamily: Oceanitinae
Genus: Oceanites
Keyserling & Blasius, 1840
Species
  • O. oceanicus
  • O. gracilis
  • O. pincoyae

Oceanites is a genus of seabird in the storm petrel family. The genus name refers to the mythical Oceanids, the three thousand daughters of Tethys.[1]

It contains the following species:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jobling, James A (2010). The Helm Dictionary of Scientific Bird Names. London: Christopher Helm. p. 279. ISBN 978-1-4081-2501-4.