Pom's Shearwater - a new fossil

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Ian Southey
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Pom's Shearwater - a new fossil

Postby Ian Southey » Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:32 pm

Ran into this description of a new shearwater from New Zealand to be known as Pom's Shearwater Ardenna davealleni

https://www.tepapa.govt.nz/sites/defaul ... rwater.pdf

Regarded as being like a large Buller's Shearwater.

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Re: Pom's Shearwater - a new fossil

Postby Michael Szabo » Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:13 am

Etymology: The species name honours Dave Allen of New Plymouth, the collector and donor of the holotype.
Suggested English vernacular name: Pom’s shearwater, as requested by Dave ‘Pom’ Allen.
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