|Taxonomic Notes :||Species first described from a museum specimen in 2011. Initially thought to be probably extinct, a small breeding colony was discovered breeding on the Ogasawara Islands in early 2015.
Pyle, P., Welch, A. J. & Fleischer, R. C. (2011) A new species of shearwater (Puffinus) recorded from Midway Atoll, northwestern Hawaiian Islands. The Condor 113,3: 518-527