Titanohierax gloveralleni Wetmore, 1937

Bahaman titan hawk



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: Late Pleistocene (Steadman & Franklin, 2020:Table 3)



Little Exuma, Long Island & New Providence, Bahamas, West Indies


Biology & Ecology




Holotype: MCZ 2257 (tarsometatarsus lacking proximal end)


Other material:

MCZ 2258 (proximal end of carpometacarpus)

UF 25640 (nearly complete ulna)

UF 25641 (shaft of ulna)






Original scientific description:

Wetmore, Alexander. (1937). Bird Remains from Cave Deposits on Great Exuma Island in the Bahamas. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 80(12): 427-441.


Other references:

Olson, Storrs L. and Hilgartner, William B. (1982). Fossil and Subfossil Birds from the Bahamas. pp. 22-56. In: Olson, Storrs L. (ed). Fossil vertebrates from the Bahamas. Smithsonian Contributions to Palaeobiology, No. 48: 1-68.

Steadman, David W. and Franklin, Janet. (2020). Bird populations and species lost to Late Quaternary environmental change and human impact in the Bahamas. PNAS. doi/10.1073/pnas.2013368117 [Supplementary Information]


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