The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database


Chlorostilbon bracei


Species Authority
Lawrence, 1877
Common Name
Brace's Emerald
New Providence Island, Bahamas
Last Record
July 1877
IUCN status
TSE forum thread
Taxonomic Notes
Known only from the holotype collected on New Providence Island in 1877 (Graves & Olson, 1987).
[b]Original Scientific Description:[/b]
Lawrence, G.N. (1877). [url=]Descriptions of new species of  birds of the families Trochilidae and Tetraonidae[/url]. Ann. New York Acad. Sci. 1: 50-52.
[b]Species Bibliography:[/b]
Graves, Gary R., and, Olson, Storrs L. (1987). Chlorostilbon bracei Lawrence, an extinct species of hummingbird from New Providence Island, Bahamas. The Auk 104: 296-302 (available online:
Olson, Storrs L. and Hilgartner, W. B. (1982). Fossil and subfossil birds from the Bahamas. Smithsonian Contributions to Paleobiology 48: 22-56.