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Species profile—Macronectes giganteus (southern giant-petrel)

Classification

Animalia (animals) → Aves (birds) → Procellariidae (Petrels and Shearwaters) → Macronectes giganteus (southern giant-petrel)

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Species details

Kingdom
Animalia (animals)
Class
Aves (birds)
Family
Procellariidae (Petrels and Shearwaters)
Scientific name
Macronectes giganteus (Gmelin, 1789)
Common name
southern giant-petrel
Type reference
Gmelin, G.F. (1789). Systema Naturae, & c. Linneai, Caroli. Edito decima tertia, aucta reformata, cura J. F. Gmelin.
WildNet taxon ID
1222
Alternate name(s)
giant fulmar
giant petrel
sea goose
Nature Conservation Act 1992 (NCA) status
Endangered
Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC) status
Endangered
Back on Track (BoT) status
Medium
Conservation significant
Yes
Endemicity
Native
Pest status
Nil
Species environment
Marine & Terrestrial

Other resources

Species Profile and Threats Database (SPRAT)
Online Zoological Collections of Australian Museums (OZCAM)
Atlas of Living Australia

Data source

This profile data is sourced from the QLD Wildlife Data API using the Get species by ID function used under CC-By 4.0
https://apps.des.qld.gov.au/species/?op=getspeciesbyid&taxonid=1222

This information is sourced from the WildNet database managed by the Queensland Department of Environment and Science.

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Licence
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
Last updated
23 October 2019
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