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Southern Royal or Northern Royal Albatross

Diomedea [epomophora or sanfordi] (= Diomedea epomophora) Lesson, RP 1825

The southern royal albatross is a large seabird from the albatross family. At an average wingspan of above 3 m (9.8 ft), it is one of the two largest species of albatross, together with the wandering albatross. Recent studies indicate that the southern royal albatross may, on average, be somewhat larger than the wandering albatross in mass and have a similar wingspan, although other sources indicate roughly similar size for the two species and the wandering species may have a larger average wingspan in some colonies. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Procellariiformes
Family:
  Diomedeidae
Genus:
   Diomedea
Scientific:
  Diomedea epomophora


Original description

Citation:
  Lesson, RP 1825

Reference:
   Ann. Sci. Nat. Paris 6 p.95

Protonym:
  Diomedaea epomophora

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/5752693


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  7F8087A45F71B3D2

Avibase ID:
  avibase-7F8087A4

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/7F8087A4


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 174524

Geographic range:

  • Diomedea epomophora: Campbell and Auckland islands; ranges circumpolar s oceans
  • Diomedea sanfordi: Chatham Islands and New Zealand; ranges circumpolar s oceans
English:
Southern Royal or Northern Royal Albatross
French:
Albatros royal ou A. de Sanford


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
Royal Albatross ( Diomedea epomophora) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
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African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
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African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
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African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
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African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
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Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Southern Royal or Northern Royal Albatross ( Diomedea [epomophora or sanfordi])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
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Christidis and Boles (2008): Systematics and Taxonomy of Australian Birds:
Royal Albatross ( Diomedea epomophora) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Albatros royal ( Diomedea epomophora) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
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Clements 1st edition:
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Clements, version 2021:
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Clements, version 2022:
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
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Clements, version 2019:
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eBird version 2021:
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eBird version 2022:
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Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
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Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
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Morony, Bock and Farrand:
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Peters' Check-list of the Birds:
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Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
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Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
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Sibley and Monroe (1993):
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Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
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Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
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South American Classification Committee (24/10/2003):
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South American Classification Committee (14/09/2005):
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South American Classification Committee (16/07/2006):
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South American Classification Committee (26/09/2007):
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South American Classification Committee (01/05/2008):
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South American Classification Committee (30/09/2009):
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South American Classification Committee (19/08/2010):
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South American Classification Committee (8/08/2011):
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South American Classification Committee (8/02/2012):
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South American Classification Committee (4/09/2012):
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South American Classification Committee (17/03/2013):
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South American Classification Committee (9/02/2014):
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South American Classification Committee (16/02/2015):
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South American Classification Committee (28/07/2016):
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South American Classification Committee (22/04/2017):
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South American Classification Committee (4/06/2018):
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South American Classification Committee (6/06/2019):
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South American Classification Committee (20/02/2020):
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South American Classification Committee (8/06/2020):
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South American Classification Committee (24/08/2021):
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Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
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Species status: species group (sometimes a species)

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Afrikaans: Koningalbatros (-malmok), Witvlerkkoningalbatros, Witvlerkkoningmalmok
Bulgarian: Кралски албатрос
Catalan: Albatros reial meridional
Czech: Albatros královský
Danish: Kongealbatros
German: Königsalbatros, Königsalbatroß, Südlicher Königsalbatros
English: Northern Royal Albatross, Royal Albatross, Southern Royal Albatross, Southern Royal or Northern Royal Albatross, Toroa
English, HBW: Southern/Norhern Royal Albatross
English (IOC): Southern/Northern Royal Albatross
English (New Zealand): Southern/Northern Royal Albatross
English (United States): Royal Albatross
English (South Africa): Southern/Northern Royal Albatross
Esperanto: Reĝa albatroso
Spanish: Albatros real, Albatros real del sur
Spanish (Argentine): Albatros real
Spanish (Chile): Albatros real, Albatros real del sur
Spanish (Spain): Albatros Real
Spanish (HBW): Royal Albatross
Spanish (Peru): Albatros Real
Spanish (Uruguay): Albatros real
Estonian: kuning-albatross
Finnish: Kuningasalbatrossi
French: Albatros royal, Albatros royal du Sud, Albatros royal ou A. de Sanford
Hungarian: királyalbatrosz
Icelandic: Brimtrosi
Italian: Albatro reale, Albatros reale
Japanese (romaji): minamishiroahoudori, roiaruahoudori, shiroahoudori
Japanese: シロアホウドリ, ミナミシロアホウドリ, ロイアルアホウドリ
Kazakh: корольдік альбатрос
Scientific: Diomedaea [sic] epomophora, Diomedaea epomophora, Diomedea (Rhothonia) sanfordi, Diomedea [epomophora or sanfordi], Diomedea epomophora, Diomedea epomophora epomophora, Diomedea epomophora mccormicki, Diomedea exulans rothschildi
Lithuanian: Karališkasis albatrosas
Maori: Toroa-whakaingo
Dutch: Koningsalbatros, Zuidelijke Koningsalbatros
Norwegian Nynorsk: Kongealbatross
Norwegian: Kongealbatross
Polish: albatros królewski
Portuguese: Albatroz-real
Portuguese (Brazil): Albatroz-real, albatroz-real/albatroz-real-do-norte
Portuguese (Portugal): Albatroz-real, albatroz-real-do-sul
Russian: Королевский альбатрос
Slovak: albatros kráľovský
Slovenian: kraljevi albatros
Serbian: Kraljevski albatros
Swedish: Kungsalbatross, Sydlig Kungsalbatross, sydlig/nordlig kungsalbatross
Turkish: kral albatros
Ukrainian: Альбатрос королівський
Uzbek: қирол альбатроси
Chinese: 皇信天翁
Chinese (Traditional): 南方皇家信天翁

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