Petrels and Shearwaters (Procellariidae)

Mascarene Petrel (Pterodroma aterrima) - HBW 1, p. 237

French: Pétrel de Bourbon German: Maskarenensturmvogel 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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