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Tristams storm petrel.JPG
Tristram's storm petrel (Oceanodroma tristrami)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Procellariiformes
Family: Hydrobatidae
Subfamily: Hydrobatinae
Genus: Oceanodroma
L. Reichenbach, 1853

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Oceanodroma is a genus of storm petrels. The genus name is from Ancient Greek okeanos, "ocean" and dromos, "runner".[1]

One species, the Guadalupe storm petrel (Oceanodroma macrodactyla), is extinct.

In 2010 the IOC added the Cape Verde storm petrel (Oceanodroma jabejabe) to their list of accepted species (AS) splits, following Bolton et al. 2007. This species was split from the band-rumped storm petrel (Oceanodroma castro).

In 2016 the IOC added Townsend's storm petrel (Oceanodroma socorroensis) and Ainley's storm petrel (Oceanodroma cheimomnestes) to their list of accepted species (AS) splits, following Howell 2012. These species were split from Leach's storm petrel (Oceanodroma leucorhoa).



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