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Townsend's Shearwater

Puffinus auricularis Townsend, CH, 1890

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Species concept Clements 1st editionClements, version 2021Clements 3rd editionClements 4th editionClements 5th edition (as published)Clements 6th edition
Puffinus [puffinus or lherminieri]  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Puffinus [puffinus, yelkouan, mauretanicus, opisthomelas, auricularis, newelli or gavia]  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Puffinus [puffinus, yelkouan, mauretanicus, opisthomelas, auricularis or newelli]  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Puffinus [puffinus, yelkouan, mauretanicus or opisthomelas]  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Puffinus [puffinus, yelkouan or mauretanicus] Puffinus puffinus
Manx Shearwater
 
 
Puffinus puffinus
Manx Shearwater
 
 
 
 
 
 
* Puffinus puffinus  
 
Puffinus puffinus
Manx Shearwater
 
 
Puffinus puffinus
Manx Shearwater
Puffinus puffinus
Manx Shearwater
Puffinus puffinus
Manx Shearwater
Puffinus puffinus puffinus  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Puffinus puffinus canariensis  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Puffinus [yelkouan or mauretanicus]  
 
 
 
 
 
Puffinus yelkouan
Yelkouan Shearwater
Puffinus yelkouan
Mediterranean Shearwater
 
 
* Puffinus yelkouan  
 
Puffinus yelkouan
Yelkouan Shearwater
 
 
 
 
 
 
Puffinus yelkouan
Levantine Shearwater
* Puffinus mauretanicus  
 
Puffinus mauretanicus
Balearic Shearwater
 
 
 
 
 
 
Puffinus mauretanicus
Balearic Shearwater
Puffinus [auricularis or newelli, excl. myrtae] Puffinus auricularis
Townsend's Shearwater
 
 
Puffinus auricularis
Townsend's Shearwater
 
 
Puffinus auricularis
Townsend's Shearwater
Puffinus auricularis
Townsend's Shearwater
Puffinus [auricularis or newelli]  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
* Puffinus auricularis  
 
Puffinus auricularis
Townsend's Shearwater
 
 
Puffinus auricularis
Townsend's Shearwater
Puffinus auricularis auricularis
 
Puffinus auricularis auricularis
 
Puffinus [newelli or myrtae]  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
* Puffinus newelli  
 
Puffinus newelli
Newell's Shearwater
 
 
Puffinus newelli
Newell's Shearwater
Puffinus auricularis newelli
 
Puffinus auricularis newelli
 
* Puffinus myrtae  
 
Puffinus myrtae
Rapa Shearwater
 
 
 
 
Puffinus assimilis myrtae
 
Puffinus assimilis myrtae
 
* Puffinus opisthomelas Puffinus opisthomelas
Black-vented Shearwater
Puffinus opisthomelas
Black-vented Shearwater
Puffinus opisthomelas
Black-vented Shearwater
Puffinus opisthomelas
Black-vented Shearwater
Puffinus opisthomelas
Black-vented Shearwater
Puffinus opisthomelas
Black-vented Shearwater
* Puffinus gavia Puffinus gavia
Fluttering Shearwater
Puffinus gavia
Fluttering Shearwater
Puffinus gavia
Fluttering Shearwater
Puffinus gavia
Fluttering Shearwater
Puffinus gavia
Fluttering Shearwater
Puffinus gavia
Fluttering Shearwater
Puffinus gavia (gavia)  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
[Puffinus gavia (byroni)]  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
[Puffinus gavia (montaguei)]  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Puffinus [lherminieri, bailloni, subalaris, bannermani, persicus, heinrothi or assimilis]  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Puffinus [lherminieri, bailloni, subalaris, bannermani, persicus or heinrothi]  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Puffinus [lherminieri, bailloni, subalaris, bannermani or persicus]  
 
 
 
Puffinus lherminieri
Audubon's Shearwater
 
 
 
 
 
 
Puffinus [lherminieri, bailloni, subalaris or bannermani] Puffinus lherminieri
Audubon's Shearwater
 
 
 
 
 
 
Puffinus lherminieri
Audubon's Shearwater
Puffinus lherminieri
Audubon's Shearwater
Puffinus [lherminieri, bailloni or subalaris]  
 
 
 
 
 
Puffinus lherminieri
Audubon's Shearwater
 
 
 
 
Puffinus [lherminieri or bailloni]  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
* Puffinus lherminieri  
 
Puffinus lherminieri
Audubon's Shearwater
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Puffinus lherminieri lherminieri  
 
Puffinus lherminieri lherminieri
 
 
 
 
 
Puffinus lherminieri lherminieri
 
Puffinus lherminieri lherminieri
 
Puffinus lherminieri loyemilleri  
 
Puffinus lherminieri loyemilleri
 
 
 
 
 
Puffinus lherminieri loyemilleri
 
Puffinus lherminieri loyemilleri
 
Puffinus [bailloni, persicus or bannermani]  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Puffinus [bailloni or persicus]  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
* Puffinus bailloni  
 
Puffinus bailloni
Tropical Shearwater
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Puffinus bailloni bailloni  
 
Puffinus bailloni bailloni
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Puffinus bailloni bailloni (bailloni)  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Puffinus lherminieri bailloni
 
Puffinus lherminieri bailloni
 
[Puffinus bailloni bailloni (atrodorsalis)]  
 
 
 
 
 
Puffinus atrodorsalis
Mascarene Shearwater
Puffinus atrodorsalis
Mascarene Shearwater
Puffinus atrodorsalis
Mascarene Shearwater
Puffinus bailloni [dichrous]  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Puffinus bailloni [dichrous or polynesiae]  
 
Puffinus bailloni dichrous
 
 
 
 
 
Puffinus lherminieri dichrous
 
Puffinus lherminieri dichrous
 
Puffinus bailloni dichrous  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Puffinus bailloni polynesiae  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Puffinus bailloni [nicolae or colstoni]  
 
Puffinus bailloni nicolae
 
 
 
 
 
Puffinus lherminieri nicolae
 
Puffinus lherminieri nicolae
 
Puffinus bailloni nicolae  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Puffinus bailloni colstoni  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Puffinus bailloni gunax  
 
Puffinus bailloni gunax
 
 
 
 
 
Puffinus lherminieri gunax
 
Puffinus lherminieri gunax
 
Puffinus bailloni gunax (gunax)  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
[Puffinus bailloni gunax (nugax)]  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Puffinus [bailloni or bannermanni]  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
* Puffinus subalaris  
 
Puffinus subalaris
Galapagos Shearwater
 
 
 
 
Puffinus lherminieri subalaris
 
Puffinus lherminieri subalaris
 
Puffinus [lherminieri, baroli or boydi]  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Puffinus [lherminieri, bailloni, subalaris or persicus]  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Puffinus [lherminieri, bailloni, bannermani or persicus]  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Puffinus [assimilis, elegans, boydi or baroli]  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Puffinus [assimilis or elegans]  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
* Puffinus assimilis  
 
Puffinus assimilis
Little Shearwater
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Puffinus assimilis [assimilis, kermadecensis or haurakiensis]  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Puffinus assimilis assimilis  
 
Puffinus assimilis assimilis
 
 
 
 
 
Puffinus assimilis assimilis
 
Puffinus assimilis assimilis
 
Puffinus assimilis tunneyi  
 
Puffinus assimilis tunneyi
 
 
 
 
 
Puffinus assimilis tunneyi
 
Puffinus assimilis tunneyi
 
Puffinus assimilis kermadecensis  
 
Puffinus assimilis kermadecensis
 
 
 
 
 
Puffinus assimilis kermadecensis
 
Puffinus assimilis kermadecensis
 
Puffinus assimilis haurakiensis  
 
Puffinus assimilis haurakiensis
 
 
 
 
 
Puffinus assimilis haurakiensis
 
Puffinus assimilis haurakiensis
 
Puffinus elegans [incl. tunneyi]  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
* Puffinus elegans  
 
Puffinus elegans
Subantarctic Shearwater
 
 
 
 
Puffinus assimilis elegans
 
Puffinus assimilis elegans
 
Puffinus elegans (elegans)  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
[Puffinus elegans (mundae)]  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
[Puffinus elegans (kempi)]  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Puffinus [baroli or boydi]  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
* Puffinus baroli  
 
Puffinus baroli
Barolo Shearwater
 
 
 
 
Puffinus assimilis baroli
 
Puffinus assimilis baroli
 
* Puffinus boydi  
 
Puffinus boydi
Boyd's Shearwater
 
 
 
 
Puffinus assimilis boydi
 
Puffinus assimilis boydi
 
Puffinus boydi (parvus)  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Puffinus [assimilis, baroli or boydi, incl. myrtae] Puffinus assimilis
Little Shearwater
 
 
Puffinus assimilis
Little Shearwater
Puffinus assimilis
Little Shearwater
Puffinus assimilis
Little Shearwater
Puffinus assimilis
Little Shearwater
* Puffinus persicus Puffinus persicus
Persian Shearwater
Puffinus persicus
Persian Shearwater
 
 
Puffinus persicus
Persian Shearwater
 
 
 
 
Puffinus persicus persicus  
 
Puffinus persicus persicus
 
 
 
 
 
Puffinus persicus
Persian Shearwater
Puffinus persicus
Persian Shearwater
Puffinus persicus temptator  
 
Puffinus persicus temptator
 
 
 
 
 
Puffinus lherminieri temptator
 
Puffinus lherminieri temptator
 
* Puffinus bannermani  
 
Puffinus bannermani
Bannerman's Shearwater
 
 
Puffinus bannermani
Bannerman's Shearwater
Puffinus lherminieri bannermani
 
Puffinus lherminieri bannermani
 
* Puffinus heinrothi Puffinus heinrothi
Heinroth's Shearwater
Puffinus heinrothi
Heinroth's Shearwater
Puffinus heinrothi
Heinroth's Shearwater
Puffinus heinrothi
Heinroth's Shearwater
Puffinus heinrothi
Heinroth's Shearwater
Puffinus heinrothi
Heinroth's Shearwater

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