Procellariidae

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Procellariidae
Cape Petrel Daption capense
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Procellariiformes
Family: Procellariidae
Leach, 1820
Genera

Macronectes
Fulmarus
Thalassoica
Daption
Pagodroma
Halobaena
Pachyptila
Procellaria
Bulweria
Calonectris
Puffinus
Pseudobulweria
Lugensa
Pterodroma

Diversity
14 genera and about 70 species

The family Procellariidae is a group of seabirds. It is made up of the fulmarine petrels, the gadfly petrels, the prions, and the shearwaters. This family is part of the bird order Procellariiformes (or tubenoses), which also includes the albatrosses, the storm-petrels, and the diving petrels.