Scolopax anthonyi (Wetmore, 1920:78)

Puerto Rican woodcock



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Gallinago anthonyi Wetmore, 1920:78 (original combination); Capella anthonyi (Wetmore, 1920:78)


Conservation Status


Last record: subfossil



Puerto Rico (=Porto Rico)


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Wetmore, Alexander. (1920). Five new species of birds from cave deposits in Porto Rico. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 33: 77-82.


Other references:

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

Olson, Storrs L. (1976). Fossil woodcocks: An extinct species from Puerto Rico and an invalid species from Malta (Aves: Scolopacidae: Scolopax). Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 89(20): 265-274.

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]


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