Auks (Alcidae)

Ancient Murrelet (Synthliboramphus antiquus) - HBW 3, p. 715

French: Guillemot à cou blanc German: Silberalk Spanish: Mérgulo Antiguo
Other common names: Black-throated/Grey-headed Murrelet

Taxonomy: Alca antiqua Gmelin, 1789, Bering Sea.
Racial subdivision recently revived, and requires additional examination. Two subspecies provisionally recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • antiquus (Gmelin, 1789) - Yellow Sea and Sea of Japan (Peter the Great Bay) N through Sakhalin, Kuril Is and N Sea of Okhotsk (Talan I) to Kamchatka, then E through Aleutians to S Alaska (St Lazaria I, Forrester I, Kodiak I, Semidi Is, Shumigan Is, Sandman Reefs), and then S to Queen Charlotte Is.
  • microrhynchos Stepanyan, 1972 - Mednyi I, Commander Is.

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