EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > BIRDS > ALBATROSSES/PETRELS AND ALLIES
Phylum Chordata. Class Aves. Order Procellariformes. Albatross family are colonial birds among the largest flying seabirds with a strong sharp-edged bill, the upper mandible ending in a large hook characterized by tubes along the sides of the bill that measure airspeed in flight. Petrel family are exclusively pelagic, colonial birds that refer to all Procellariforme families except Albatross family.
JSTOR 'On the Classification of Albatrosses, Petrels, and Diving Petrels'
Leverett Mills Loomis
Vol. 40, No. 4 (Oct., 1923), pp. 596-602
Published by: American Ornithological Society
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/4074439