Stephanoaetus mahery Goodman, 1994a

Malagasy crowned eagle, Madagascar crowned hawk-eagle



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: Holocene





Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Goodman, Steven M. (1994a). Description of a new species of subfossil eagle from Madagascar: Stephanoaetus (Aves: Falconiformes) from the deposits of Ampasambazimba. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 107(3): 421-428.


Other references:

Csermely, D. (1996). Antipredator behavior in lemurs: evidence of an extinct eagle on Madagascar or something else? International Journal of Primatology 17(3): 349-354.

Goodman, Steven M. (1994b). The enigma of antipredator behavior in lemurs: evidence of a large extinct eagle on Madagascar. International Journal of Primatology (Springer) 15(1): 129-134. [Abstract]

Goodman, Steven M. and Muldoon, Kathleen M. (2016). A new subfossil locality for the extinct large Malagasy eagle Stephanoaetus mahery (Aves: Falconiformes): Implications for time of extinction and ecological specificity. The Holocene 26(6): 985-989.

Hume, Julian Pender and Walters, Michael. (2012). Extinct Birds. London: T & AD Poyser. 544 pp.

Sayol, Ferran, Steinbauer, Manuel J., Blackburn, Tim M., Antonelli, Alexandre and Faurby, Søren. (2020). Anthropogenic extinctions conceal widespread evolution of flightlessness in birds. Science Advances 6(49): eabb6095. [Supplementary Material (Data File S1)]

Tyrberg, Tommy. (2009). Holocene avian extinctions, pp. 63-106. In: Turvey, Samuel T. (ed.). Holocene Extinctions. Oxford, UK & New York, USA: Oxford University Press. xii + 352 pp.


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