The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database

Heliangelus zusii Graves, 1993

Bogotá sunangel

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Now considered a hybrid (Aglaiocercus kingii (female) x unknown (male)) (Pérez-Emán et al. 2017), it was previously considered a valid species (Kirchman et al. 2010).

 

Conservation Status

Last record: 1909

IUCN RedList status: Data Deficient

 

Distribution

Colombia?

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

[b]Holotype:[/b] ANSP 159261 (male?)

[b]Type locality:[/b] unknown (purchased in Bogotá, Colombia)

 

Media

For a photo of the only known specimen, see: https://extinctanimals.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=apodiformes&action=display&thread=7864&page=2

 

References

Original scientific description:

Graves, Gary R. (1993). Relic of a lost world: A new species of sunangel (Trochilidae: Heliangelus) from "Bogota". Auk 110(1): 1-8.

 

Other references:

BirdLife International. (2012). Heliangelus zusii. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.1. (https://www.iucnredlist.org). Downloaded on 24 August 2013.

Brewer, David. (2018). Birds New to Science: Fifty Years of Avian Discoveries (Helm Photographic Guide Series). Christopher Helm. 416 pp.

Kirchman, Jeremy J., Witt, Christopher C., McGuire, Jimmy A. and Graves, Gary R. (2010). DNA from a 100-year-old holotype confirms the validity of a potentially extinct hummingbird species. Biol. Lett. 6(1): 112-115.

Jorge L. Pérez-Emán, Jhoniel Perdigón Ferreira, Natalia Gutiérrez-Pinto, Andrés M. Cuervo, Laura N. Céspedes, Christopher C. Witt,

 and Carlos Daniel Cadena. (2017). An extinct hummingbird species that never was: a cautionary tale about sampling issues in molecular phylogenetics. bioRxiv. doi: doi.org/10.1101/149898.

Jorge L. Pérez-Emán, Jhoniel Perdigón Ferreira, Natalia Gutiérrez-Pinto, Andrés M. Cuervo, Laura N. Céspedes, Christopher C. Witt, and Carlos Daniel Cadena. (2017). An extinct hummingbird species that never was: a cautionary tale about sampling issues in molecular phylogenetics. Zootaxa 4442(3): 491-497. [Abstract]

Stiles, F. Gary and Cortés-Herrera, José Oswaldo. (2015). Diagnosis and observations of a hybrid hummingbird ([i]Metallura tyrianthina x Aglaiocercus kingi[/i]) in the Eastern Andes of Colombia. Rev. Acad. Colomb. Cienc. Ex. Fis. Nat. 39(153): 481-490.

Tobias, Joseph A., Butchart, Stuart H. M. and Collar, Nigel J. (2006). Lost and found: a gap analysis for the Neotropical avifauna. Neotropical Birding [2006]: 4-22.

https://extinctanimals.proboards.com/thread/7864/heliangelus-zusii-bogot-sunangel

 

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