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Wilson's Storm Petrel (Oceanites oceanicus)
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Procellariiformes
Family Hydrobatidae

Oceanitinae is a subfamily of storm petrels. Because the distribution of the subfamily is predominantly in the southern hemisphere they are sometimes known as the southern storm petrels. The subfamily contains five genera in which there are eight species. They were the second group of storm petrels to break off from the ancestral petrel stock, and for this reason some authors have suggested that they should constitute a separate family from the Hydrobatinae storm petrels.


Genus: Fregetta
 White-bellied Storm Petrel (Vieillot, 1817) (Fregetta grallaria)
 New Zealand Storm Petrel (Mathews, 1912) (Fregetta maorianus)
 Black-bellied Storm Petrel (Gould, 1844) (Fregetta tropica)
Genus: Garrodia
 Grey-backed Storm Petrel (Gould, 1841) (Garrodia nereis)
Genus: Nesofregetta
 Polynesian Storm Petrel (Gmelin, 1789) (Nesofregetta fuliginosa)
Genus: Oceanites
 Elliot's Storm Petrel (Elliot, 1859) (Oceanites gracilis)
 Wilson's Storm Petrel (Kuhl, 1820) (Oceanites oceanicus)
 Pincoya Storm Petrel (Harrison et al., 2013) (Oceanites pincoyae)
Genus: Pelagodroma
 White-faced Storm Petrel (Latham, 1790) (Pelagodroma marina)