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Coenocorypha barrierensis Oliver, 1955:275

Little Barrier (Island) snipe, North Island snipe (proposed by Worthy et al., 2002), Tutukiwi

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Coenocorypha aucklandica barrierensis Oliver, 1955:275

 

Conservation Status

Last record: "About 1870" (Oliver, 1955); 1870 (Hutton, 1871; Greenway, 1967:263; Miskelly, 1988:273; Hume & Walters, 2012:125)

IUCN RedList status: Extinct

 

According to (Greenway, 1967:263), [i]Coenocorypha barrierensis[/i] is only known from a single recent specimen collected in 1870. However, subfossil material from the North Island and referred to this taxon, putatively greatly extending the species' former geographic range, have subsequently been excavated (Worthy et al. 2002).

 

Distribution

Little Barrier Island (historically) and North Island (prehistorically), New Zealand

 

According to (Greenway, 1967:263), [i]Coenocorypha barrierensis[/i] is only known from a single specimen collected in 1870. However, subfossil material from the North Island and referred to this taxon, putatively greatly extending the species' former geographic range, have subsequently been excavated (Worthy et al. 2002).

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

According to (Greenway, 1967:263), Coenocorypha barrierensis is only known from a single specimen collected in 1870.

 

Holotype: AIM B10066

 

Media

Above: North Island Snipe. Coenocorypha barrierensis. From the series: Extinct Birds of New Zealand., 2005, Masterton, by Paul Martinson. Purchased 2006. © Te Papa. CC BY-NC-ND 4.0. Te Papa (2006-0010-1/53)

 

References

Original scientific description:

Oliver, W. R. B. (1955). New Zealand Birds, 2nd edition. Wellington: A. H. and A. W. Reed.

 

Other references:

BirdLife International. (2014). Coenocorypha barrierensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. (http://www.iucnredlist.org). Downloaded on 26 July 2014.

BirdLife International. (2016). Coenocorypha barrierensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T62178398A95191768. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T62178398A95191768.en. Accessed on 02 July 2022.

Galbreath, Ross and Miskelly, Colin M. (1988). The Hakawai. Notornis 35(3): 215-216.

Greenway James C. (1967). Extinct and Vanishing Birds of the World. American Committee for International Wild Life Protection, Special Publication no 13, 2nd edn. Dover Publications, New York.

Higgins, P. J. and Davies, S. J. J. F. (eds.). (1996). Handbook of Australian, New Zealand & Antarctic birds. Vol. 3 - Snipe to Pigeons. Melbourne, Oxford University Press.

Holdaway, Richard N., Worthy, Trevor H. and Tennyson, Alan J. D. (2001). A working list of breeding bird species of the New Zealand region at first human contact. New Zealand Journal of Zoology 28: 119-187.

del Hoyo, J., Collar, N.J., Christie, D.A., Elliott, A. and Fishpool, L.D.C. 2014. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Volume 1: Non-passerines. Lynx Edicions BirdLife International, Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge, UK.

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

Hutton, F. W. (1871). [Comments on a snipe from Little Barrier Island, New Zealand]. Proc. NZ Inst. 3: 86.

Lee, Michael. (2017). Sightings of snipe in Northland, New Zealand, by 18th century French mariners. Notornis 64(2): 93-96.

Miskelly, Colin M. (1987). The identity of the Hakawai. Notornis 34(2): 95-116.

Miskelly, Colin M. (1988). The Little Barrier Snipe. Notornis 35(4): 273-281.

Miskelly, C. M. (2013). North Island snipe. In: Miskelly, C. M. (ed.). New Zealand Birds Online. Available from: www.nzbirdsonline.org.nz

Robertson, H. A., Baird, K. A., Elliott, G. P., Hitchmough, R. A., McArthur, N. J., Makan, T. D., Miskelly, Colin M., O’Donnell, C. F. J., Sagar, P. M., Scofield, R. P., Taylor, G. A. and Michel, P. (2021). Conservation status of birds in Aotearoa New Zealand, 2021. New Zealand Threat Classification Series 36. Department of Conservation, Wellington. 43 pp.

Hugh Robertson, John Dowding, Graeme Elliott, Rod Hitchmough, Colin Miskelly, Colin O’Donnell, Ralph Powlesland, Paul Sagar, Paul Scofield, Graeme Taylor. (2013). Conservation status of New Zealand birds, 2012. New Zealand Threat Classification Series 4. 22 pp.

Seersholm, Frederik V. et al. (2018). Subsistence practices, past biodiversity, and anthropogenic impacts revealed by New Zealand-wide ancient DNA survey. PNAS. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1803573115 [[url=http://www.pnas.org/content/suppl/2018/07/04/1803573115.DCSupplemental]Supplementary information[/url]]

Tennyson, Alan J. D. and Martinson, Paul. (2006). Extinct Birds of New Zealand. Wellington: Te Papa Press.

Turbott, E. G. (1961). Birds, pp. 136-175. In: Hamilton, W. M. (compiler). Little Barrier Island (Hauturu), 2nd edition. N.Z. Dept. Sci. Ind. Res. Bull. 137.

Turbott, E. G. (1990). Checklist of the birds of New Zealand and the Ross Dependency, Antarctica, 3rd edition, Auckland: Random Century & the Ornithological Society of New Zealand.

Williams, G. R. (1962). Extinction and the land and freshwater-inhabiting birds of New Zealand. Notornis 10(1): 15-32.

Worthy, Trevor H., Miskelly, Colin M. and Ching, Bob A. (R.). (2002). Taxonomy of North and South Island snipe (Aves: Scolopacidae: [i]Coenocorypha[/i]), with analysis of a remarkable collection of snipe bones from Greymouth, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Zoology 29(3): 231-244.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Island_Snipe

http://extinctanimals.proboards.com/thread/7791/coenocorypha-barrierensis-north-island-snipe

 

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