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Burhinus nanus Brodkorb, 1959

New Providence double-striped thick-knee

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Burhinus bistriatus nanus Brodkorb, 1959

 

Originally described as a new species, it was relegated to subspecific status by (Olson & Hilgartner, 1982). However, it was most recenty treated as a full species by (Steadman & Franklin, 2020)

 

Conservation Status

Extinct

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

 

Distribution

Abaco, Andros, Grand Turk, Long Island, Middle Caicos & New Providence, Bahamas

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

Holotype: UF 3154

 

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References

Original scientific description:

Brodkorb, Pierce. (1959). Pleistocene Birds from New Providence Island, Bahamas. Bulletin of the Florida State Museum, Biological Sciences 4(11): 349-371.

 

Other references:

Howard, H. 1971. Quaternary avian remains from Dark Canyon Cave, New Mexico. Condor 73(2): 237-240.

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.

Oswald, Jessica A. and Steadman, David W. (2018). The late Quaternary bird community of New Providence, Bahamas. The Auk 135(2): 359-377. [Abstract]

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]

Suárez, William. (2022). Catalogue of Cuban fossil and subfossil birds. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists’ Club 142(1): 10-74. https://doi.org/10.25226/bboc.v142i1.2022.a3

 

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