The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database


Mecodema punctellum Broun, 1921:596

Stephens Island weevil (proposed)

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

 

 

Conservation Status

Last Record: 1931

IUCN RedList status: Extinct

 

Searches for this species were apparently made in the years 1961, 1971, 1974 to 1976, 1981, 1990, 1996 and 1997.

 

Distribution

Stephens Island, New Zealand

 

Biology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

 

 

References

Britton, E. B. (1949). The Carabidae (Coleoptera) of New Zealand. Transactions and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New Zealand 77: 533-581.

Gibbs, G. W. and Allen, J. (1990). Conservation status of Stephens Island invertebrates. Contract report, Section B, File SC0147. Department of Conservation, Wellington.

Hitchmough, R.; Bull, L.; Cromarty, P. (compilers). (2007). New Zealand Threat Classification System lists—2005. Department of Conservation, Wellington, 194 pp.

McGuinness, C. A. (2001). The Conservation Requirements of New Zealand’s Nationally Threatened Invertebrates. Threatened Species occasional publication. 20. New Zealand Department of Conservation, Biodiversity Recovery Unit, Wellington, New Zealand.

Townsend, J. I. (1997). Checklist of Nelson, Marlborough and West Coast Carabidae: an annotated list of Carabidae recorded from Nelson/Marlborough and West Coast conservancies. Nelson/ Marlborough Conservancy Occasional Publication No. 29, Department of Conservation, Nelson, 19 pp.

https://www.doc.govt.nz/upload/documents/science-and-technical/sap236.pdf

https://www.artensterben.de/details.php?id=464

https://sites.google.com/site/nzanditsenvironment/home/extinct-new-zealand-animals/mecodema-punctellum

https://extinctanimals.proboards.com/thread/1879/mecodema-punctellum

 

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