Mascarene Petrel (Pterodroma aterrima) - HBW 1, p. 237
French: Pétrel de Bourbon
Spanish: Petrel de Reunión
Other common names: Mascarene Black/Reunion Petrel
Taxonomy: Procellaria aterrima Bonaparte, 1857, Réunion.
Sometimes placed in genus Pseudobulweria. Considered by some authors to be race of P. rostrata; external morphology and skeletal aspects indicate closely related. Monotypic.
Distribution: Reunion; subfossil remains suggest formerly occurred on nearby Rodrigues I.
- Critically Endangered
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