The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database


Discosura letitiae


Species Authority
Bourcier & Mulsant, 1852
Popelairia letitiae (Bourcier & Mulsant, 1852); Gouldia letitiae (Bourcier & Mulsant, 1852)
Common Name
Coppery thorntail
Bolivia (more likely) or Brazil (less likely)
Last Record
1852 or before
IUCN status
[url=]Data Deficient[/url]
TSE forum thread
Taxonomic Notes
2 preserved specimens exist.
[b]Original Scientific Description:[/b]
Bourcier, J. and Mulsant, E. (1852). Description de quelques nouvelles espèces d'oiseaux-mouches. Annales des Sciences Physiques et Naturelles de Lyon 4: 139-144.
[b]Species Bibliography:[/b]
BirdLife International. (2012). Discosura letitiae. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.1. ( Downloaded on 24 August 2013.
Collar, N. J., Gonzaga, L. P., Krabbe, N., Madroño Nieto, A., Naranjo, L. G., Parker, T. A. & Wege, D. C. 1992. Threatened birds of the Americas: the ICBP/IUCN Red Data Book (Third edition, part 2). International Council for Bird Preservation, Cambridge, U.K.
Graves, G. R. (1999). [url=]Taxonomic notes on hummingbirds (Aves: Trochilidae) 2. [i]Popelairia letitiae[/i] (Bourcier & Mulsant, 1852) is a valid species[/url]. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 112: 804-812.
Tobias, Joseph A., Butchart, Stuart H. M. and Collar, Nigel J. (2006). [url=]Lost and found: a gap analysis for the Neotropical avifauna[/url]. Neotropical Birding [2006]: 4-22.