Chlorostilbon elegans Gould, 1860

Gould's emerald, Elegant emerald, Caribbean emerald



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Chlorostilbon bracei elegans; Gould, 1860; Erythronota elegans Gould, 1860


Conservation Status

Last record: 1860 or before

IUCN status: Extinct



Probably comes from the Caribbean, but the exact area is not known.






Only known from the holotype.






BirdLife International. (2012). Chlorostilbon elegans. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.1. ( Downloaded on 23 August 2013.

Weller, A. A. (1999). On types of trochilids in The Natural History Museum, Tring II. Re-evaluation of Erythronota (?) elegans Gould 1860: a presumed extinct species of the genus Chlorostilbon. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists' Club 119(3): 197-201.


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