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Prosobonia ellisi Sharpe, 1906:86

White-winged sandpiper, Ellis's sandpiper, Moorean sandpiper, Eimean sandpiper

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Considered a synonym of Prosobonia leucoptera by (Hume & Walters, 2012:130,332; Jansen et al., 2021)

 

Conservation Status

Extinct

Last record: 1777

IUCN RedList status: Extinct

 

Distribution

Moorea, French Polynesia

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

This species is only known by a painting in the British Museum (Day, 1981).

 

Media

This species is only known by a painting in the British Museum (Day, 1981).

 

References

Original scientific description:

Sharpe, Richard Bowdler. (1906). A note on the White-winged Sandpiper. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists' Club 16: 86.

 

Other references:

BirdLife International. (2012). Prosobonia ellisi. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. (http://www.iucnredlist.org). Downloaded on 21 May 2013.

BirdLife International. 2016. Prosobonia ellisi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T22728772A94996223. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22728772A94996223.en. Accessed on 02 July 2022.

Brooks, T. 2000. Extinct species. In: BirdLife International (ed.), Threatened Birds of the World, pp. 701-708. Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, Barcelona and Cambridge, U.K.

Day, David. (1981). The Doomsday Book of Animals: A Natural History of Vanished Species. New York, N.Y.: The Viking Press.

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. 544 pp.

Jansen, Justin J. F. J., Kamminga, Pepijn and Argeloo, Marc. (2021). Taxonomic implications of the original illustrations of Prosobonia from Tahiti and Moorea made during the second and third Cook expeditions. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists’ Club 141(2): 133-141. https://doi.org/10.25226/bboc.v141i2.2021.a4

Knox, Alan G. and Walters, Michael P. (1994). Extinct and endangered birds in the collections of The Natural History Museum. British Ornithologists' Club Occasional Publications 1: 1-292. [p. 132]

Vanesa L. De Pietri, Trevor H. Worthy, R. Paul Scofield, Theresa L. Cole, Jamie R. Wood, Kieren J. Mitchell, Alice Cibois, Justin J. F. J. Jansen, Alan J. Cooper, Shaohong Feng, Wanjun Chen, Alan J. D. Tennyson & Graham M. Wragg. (2020). A new extinct species of Polynesian sandpiper (Charadriiformes: Scolopacidae: Prosobonia) from Henderson Island, Pitcairn Group, and the phylogenetic relationships of Prosobonia. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. https://doi.org/10.1093/zoolinnean/zlaa115

Walters, Michael. (1991). Prosobonia ellisi, an extinct species of sandpiper from Moorea, Society Islands. Bolletino del Museo Regionale di Scienze Naturali, Torino 9: 217-226.

Walters, Michael. (1994). Birds' Eggs. Eyewitness Handbooks. London: Dorling Kindersley. 256 pp.

Zusi, R. L. and Jehl, J. R. (1970). The systematic relationships of Aechmorhynchus, Prosobonia, and Phegornis (Charadriiformes: Charadrii). Auk 87: 760-780.

http://extinctanimals.proboards.com/thread/7809/prosobonia-ellisi-moorea-sandpiper?page=1

 

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