Gallinago kakuki Steadman & Takano, 2016

West Indian snipe, Becasina Isleña



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: Holocene



Bahamian Archipelago, Cayman Islands & Cuba


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Steadman, David W. and Takano, Oona M. (2016). A new extinct species of Snipe (Aves: Scolopacidae: Gallinago) from the West Indies. Zootaxa 4109(3): 345-358. [Abstract]


Other references:

Milberg, Per and Tyrberg, Tommy. (1993). Naïve birds and noble savages - a review of man-caused prehistoric extinctions of island birds. Ecography 16: 229-250.

Orihuela, Johanset. (2019). An annotated list of late Quaternary extinct birds of Cuba. Ornitología Neotropical 30: 57-67.

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, D. W. and Franklin, J. (2014). Changes in a West Indian bird community since the late Pleistocene. Journal of Biogeography. doi: 10.1111/jbi.12418 [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. (2004). The enigmatic snipe Capella sp. (Aves: Scolopacidae) in the fossil record of Cuba. Caribbean Journal of Science 40(1): 155-157.

Suárez, William. (2022). Catalogue of Cuban fossil and subfossil birds. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists’ Club 142(1): 10-74.


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