Synthliboramphus antiquus: ancient murrelet–The Race Rocks Taxonomy


Ancient Murrelet  Synthliboramphus antiquus photo by Ryan Murphy


Ancient murrelets with a loon in the background: Photo by Raisa Mirza, November 2010

RM_ancient_murreletScientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Alcidae
Genus: Synthliboramphus
Species: S. antiquus

Synthliboramphus antiquus  (Gmelin, 1789)

These murrelets are seen only occasionally in the waters off Race Rocks. They are easy to confuse with the rarer Marbled Murrelet which also shows up in the fall.

Other entries on Murrelets at Race Rocks

taxonomyiconReturn to the Race Rocks Taxonomy and Image File
pearsonlogo2_f2The Race Rocks taxonomy is a collaborative venture originally started with the Biology and Environmental Systems students of Lester Pearson College UWC. It now also has contributions added by Faculty, Staff, Volunteers and Observers on the remote control webcams.Raisa Mirza PC .