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Noun1.Pelecanoididae - diving petrels
bird family - a family of warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings
order Procellariiformes, Procellariiformes - petrels; albatrosses; shearwaters; diving petrels
diving petrel - any of several small diving birds of southern hemisphere seas; somewhat resemble auks
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For example, the only consistent relationships reported among the Procellariiformes are that they form a monophyletic group with three or four families: Diomedeidae (albatrosses), Hydrobatidae (storm petrels), Procellariidae (gadfly and Procellaria petrels, priors, shearwaters, and fulmarines), and Pelecanoididae (diving petrels); however, relations among and within these families have yet to be satisfactorily resolved (Alexander et al.