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Amsterdam Island Albatross

Diomedea amsterdamensis Roux, Jouventin, Mougin, Stahl & Weimerskirch, 1983

The Amsterdam Albatross or Amsterdam Island Albatross, Diomedea amsterdamensis, is a huge albatross which breeds only on Amsterdam Island in the southern Indian Ocean. It was only described in 1983, and was thought by some researchers to be a sub-species of the Wandering Albatross, exulans. BirdLife International recognizes it as a species, Clements does not, and the SACC has a proposal on the table to split the species. More recently, mitchondrial DNA comparisons between the Amsterdam Albatross, the Wandering Albatross Diomedea exulans, the Antipodean Albatross D. antipodensis and the Tristan Albatross D. dabbenena, provide clear genetic evidence that the Amsterdam Albatross is a separate species. Source: Wikipedia

Order:
  Procellariiformes
Family:
  Diomedeidae
Genus:
  Diomedea

Scientific:
  Diomedea amsterdamensis

Citation:
  Roux, Jouventin, Mougin, Stahl & Weimerskirch, 1983

Reference:
  Ois. 53 p.1

Protonym:
  Diomedea amsterdamensis

Avibase ID:
  D93548A7551D1A28

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/D93548A7

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 559796


ENDANGERED

Geographic range:

  • Diomedea amsterdamensis: Breeds Amsterdam I. (French subantarctic islands)
English:
Amsterdam Island Albatross
Czech:
albatros amsterdamský
German:
Amsterdamalbatros
Danish:
Amsterdam-albatros
Spanish:
Albatros de la Amsterdam
Finnish:
amsterdamsaartenalbatrossi
French:
Albatros d'Amsterdam
Italian:
Albatros di Amsterdam
Japanese:
amusuterudamuahoudori
Japanese:
アムステルダムアホウドリ
Dutch:
Amsterdamalbatros
Norwegian:
Beltealbatross
Polish:
albatros bialolicy
Portuguese:
Albatroz-da-amsterdã
Russian:
Амстердамский альбатрос
Slovak:
albatros hnedý
Swedish:
amsterdamalbatross
Ukrainian:
Альбатрос острівний
Chinese:
阿岛信天翁


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
Amsterdam Albatross ( Diomedea amsterdamensis) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
Amsterdam Albatross ( Diomedea amsterdamensis) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
Amsterdam Albatross ( Diomedea amsterdamensis) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
Amsterdam Albatross ( Diomedea amsterdamensis) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
Amsterdam Albatross ( Diomedea amsterdamensis) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
Amsterdam Albatross ( Diomedea amsterdamensis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Amsterdam Island Albatross ( Diomedea amsterdamensis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Amsterdam Island Albatross ( Diomedea amsterdamensis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Amsterdam Island Albatross ( Diomedea amsterdamensis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Amsterdam Island Albatross ( Diomedea amsterdamensis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Amsterdam Island Albatross ( Diomedea amsterdamensis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Amsterdam Island Albatross ( Diomedea amsterdamensis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Amsterdam Island Albatross ( Diomedea amsterdamensis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Amsterdam Albatross ( Diomedea amsterdamensis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Amsterdam Albatross ( Diomedea amsterdamensis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Amsterdam Albatross ( Diomedea amsterdamensis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Amsterdam Albatross ( Diomedea amsterdamensis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Amsterdam Albatross ( Diomedea amsterdamensis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Amsterdam Albatross ( Diomedea amsterdamensis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Amsterdam Albatross ( Diomedea amsterdamensis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Amsterdam Albatross ( Diomedea amsterdamensis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Amsterdam Albatross ( Diomedea amsterdamensis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Amsterdam Albatross ( Diomedea amsterdamensis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Amsterdam Albatross ( Diomedea amsterdamensis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Amsterdam Albatross ( Diomedea amsterdamensis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Amsterdam Albatross ( Diomedea amsterdamensis) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Amsterdam Albatross ( Diomedea amsterdamensis) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Amsterdam Albatross ( Diomedea amsterdamensis) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Albatros d'Amsterdam ( Diomedea amsterdamensis) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
Amsterdam Island Albatross ( Diomedea amsterdamensis) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Amsterdam Island Albatross ( Diomedea amsterdamensis) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Amsterdam Island Albatross ( Diomedea amsterdamensis) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Amsterdam Island Albatross ( Diomedea amsterdamensis) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Amsterdam Island Albatross ( Diomedea amsterdamensis) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Amsterdam Island Albatross ( Diomedea amsterdamensis) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Diomedea exulans amsterdamensis [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Diomedea exulans amsterdamensis [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
Diomedea exulans amsterdamensis [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Diomedea exulans amsterdamensis [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Diomedea exulans amsterdamensis [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Diomedea exulans amsterdamensis [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Diomedea exulans amsterdamensis [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Diomedea exulans amsterdamensis [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Diomedea exulans amsterdamensis [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Diomedea exulans amsterdamensis [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Diomedea exulans amsterdamensis [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
Diomedea exulans amsterdamensis [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
Diomedea exulans amsterdamensis [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
Diomedea exulans amsterdamensis [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
Diomedea exulans amsterdamensis [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
Wandering Albatross (Amsterdam) ( Diomedea exulans amsterdamensis)
eBird version 1.52:
Wandering Albatross (Amsterdam) ( Diomedea exulans amsterdamensis)
eBird version 1.53:
Wandering Albatross (Amsterdam) ( Diomedea exulans amsterdamensis)
eBird version 1.54:
Wandering Albatross (Amsterdam) ( Diomedea exulans amsterdamensis)
eBird version 1.55:
Wandering Albatross (Amsterdam) ( Diomedea exulans amsterdamensis)
eBird version 2015:
Wandering Albatross (Amsterdam) ( Diomedea exulans amsterdamensis)
eBird version 2016:
Wandering Albatross (Amsterdam) ( Diomedea exulans amsterdamensis)
eBird version 2017:
Wandering Albatross (Amsterdam) ( Diomedea exulans amsterdamensis)
eBird version 2018:
Wandering Albatross (Amsterdam) ( Diomedea exulans amsterdamensis)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Amsterdam Island Albatross ( Diomedea amsterdamensis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Amsterdam Island Albatross ( Diomedea amsterdamensis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Diomedea exulans amsterdamensis [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Diomedea exulans amsterdamensis [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Diomedea exulans amsterdamensis [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Diomedea exulans amsterdamensis [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Diomedea exulans amsterdamensis [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Diomedea exulans amsterdamensis [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Diomedea exulans amsterdamensis [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Diomedea exulans amsterdamensis [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Diomedea exulans amsterdamensis [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Diomedea exulans amsterdamensis [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Diomedea exulans amsterdamensis [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Amsterdam Albatross ( Diomedea amsterdamensis) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Amsterdam Albatross ( Diomedea amsterdamensis) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Amsterdam Albatross ( Diomedea amsterdamensis) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Amsterdam Albatross ( Diomedea amsterdamensis) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Amsterdam Albatross ( Diomedea amsterdamensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
Amsterdam Albatross ( Diomedea amsterdamensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
Amsterdam Albatross ( Diomedea amsterdamensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
Amsterdam Albatross ( Diomedea amsterdamensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
Amsterdam Albatross ( Diomedea amsterdamensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
Amsterdam Albatross ( Diomedea amsterdamensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
Amsterdam Albatross ( Diomedea amsterdamensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
Amsterdam Albatross ( Diomedea amsterdamensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
Amsterdam Albatross ( Diomedea amsterdamensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
Amsterdam Albatross ( Diomedea amsterdamensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
Amsterdam Albatross ( Diomedea amsterdamensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
Amsterdam Albatross ( Diomedea amsterdamensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Amsterdam Albatross ( Diomedea amsterdamensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
Amsterdam Albatross ( Diomedea amsterdamensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
Amsterdam Albatross ( Diomedea amsterdamensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
Amsterdam Albatross ( Diomedea amsterdamensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
Amsterdam Albatross ( Diomedea amsterdamensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
Amsterdam Albatross ( Diomedea amsterdamensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Amsterdam Albatross ( Diomedea amsterdamensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Amsterdam Albatross ( Diomedea amsterdamensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Amsterdam Albatross ( Diomedea amsterdamensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Amsterdam Albatross ( Diomedea amsterdamensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Amsterdam Albatross ( Diomedea amsterdamensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Amsterdam Albatross ( Diomedea amsterdamensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Amsterdam Albatross ( Diomedea amsterdamensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Amsterdam Albatross ( Diomedea amsterdamensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Amsterdam Albatross ( Diomedea amsterdamensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Amsterdam Albatross ( Diomedea amsterdamensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Amsterdam Albatross ( Diomedea amsterdamensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Amsterdam Albatross ( Diomedea amsterdamensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Amsterdam Albatross ( Diomedea amsterdamensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Amsterdam Albatross ( Diomedea amsterdamensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Amsterdam Albatross ( Diomedea amsterdamensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Amsterdam Albatross ( Diomedea amsterdamensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Amsterdam Albatross ( Diomedea amsterdamensis) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Amsterdam Island Albatross ( Diomedea amsterdamensis) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Amsterdam Island Albatross ( Diomedea amsterdamensis) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
Amsterdam Island Albatross ( Diomedea amsterdamensis) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Diomedea exulans amsterdamensis [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Diomedea amsterdamensis [version 2]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Diomedea [exulans or amsterdamensis] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Other synonyms


Afrikaans: Amsterdamalbatross (-malmok)
Catalan: Albatros de l'illa Amsterdam
Czech: Albatros amsterdamský
Danish: Amsterdam-albatros
German: Amsterdamalbatros, Amsterdam-Albatros, Amsterdaminsel-Alb, Amsterdaminsel-Albatros
English: Amsterdam Albatross, Amsterdam Island Albatross, Amsterdan Island Albatross, Wandering Albatross (Amsterdam)
English (IOC): Amsterdam Albatross
Spanish: Albatros de Amsterdam, Albatros de la Amsterdam
Spanish (Spain): Albatros Viajero (amsterdamensis)
Spanish (HBW): Wandering Albatross (Amsterdam)
Spanish (Panama): Albatros Errante (amsterdamensis)
Estonian: pruunpugu-albatross
Finnish: amsterdamsaarenalbatrossi, Amsterdamsaartenalbatrossi
French: Albatros d’Amsterdam, Albatros d'Amsterdam, Albatros de l'île Amsterdam, Albatros hurleur (Amsterdam), Albatros hurleur (amsterdamensis)
Hungarian: amszterdam-szigeti albatrosz
Icelandic: Éljatrosi
Italian: Albatro dell'Isola Amsterdam, Albatros di Amsterdam
Japanese: amusuterudamuahoudori, watariahoudori (amsterdamensis)
Japanese: アムステルダムアホウドリ, ワタリアホウドリ (amsterdamensis)
Scientific: Diomedea amsterdamensis, Diomedea exulans amsterdamensis
Lithuanian: Amsterdaminis albatrosas
Dutch: Amsterdam- Eilanda, Amsterdamalbatros, Amsterdam-eilandal, Amsterdameilandalbatros, Amsterdam-eilandalbatros, Grote Albatros (amsterdamensis)
Norwegian: Beltealbatross, vandrealbatross (amsterdamensis)
Polish: Albatros amsterdamski, albatros bialolicy, albatros białolicy
Portuguese: Albatroz-da-amsterdã
Portuguese (Brazil): albatroz-errante (amsterdamensis)
Portuguese (Portugal): Albatroz-viajante (amsterdamensis)
Russian: Амстердамский альбатрос
Slovak: albatros hnedý
Serbian: Albatros lutalica (amsterdamensis)
Swedish: Amsterdamalbatross
Turkish: Amsterdam Adası Albatrosu
Ukrainian: Альбатрос острівний
Chinese: 阿岛信天翁
Chinese (Traditional): 阿姆斯特丹天翁

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