Turnix novaecaledoniae Ogilvie-Grant, 1889:599



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Turnix varius novaecaledoniae Ogilvie-Grant, 1889; Turnix varia novaecaledoniae Ogilvie-Grant, 1889




Conservation Status

Last record: 1911 or 1912? (Warner, 1947)

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)



New Caledonia


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Ogilvie-Grant, W. R. (1889). On the genus Turnix. Ibis S6(1): 446-475.


Other references:

Anderson, A., Sand, C., Petchey, F. and Worthy, T. H. (2010). Faunal extinction and human habitation in New Caledonia: Initial results and implications of new research at the Pindai Caves. Journal of Pacific Archaeology 1: 89-109.

Balouet, Jean Christophe and Olson, Storrs L. (1989). Fossil Birds from Late Quaternary Deposits in New Caledonia. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology 469: 1-38, 16 figures, 13 tables.

Barré, N., Herbert, O., Aublin, R., Spaggiari, J., Chartendrault, V., Baillon, N. and Le Bouteiller, A. (2009). Troisième complement à la liste de oiseaux de Nouvelle-Calédonie. Alauda 77: 287-302.

BirdLife International. (2014). Turnix novaecaledoniae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. (https://www.iucnredlist.org). Downloaded on 30 July 2014.

Boyer, A. G., James, H. F., Olson, S. L. and Grant-Mackie, J. A. (2010). Long-term ecological change in a conservation hotspot: the fossil avifauna of Mé Auré Cave, New Caledonia. Biodiversity Conservation 19: 3207-3224.

Debus, S. J. S. (1996). Family Turnicidae (buttonquails), pp. 44-59. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliot, A. and Sargatal, J. (eds.). Handbook of the birds of the world. Volume 3. Hoatzin to auks. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions.

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

Madge, S. and McGowan, P. (2002). Pheasants, partridges and grouse: including buttonquails, sandgrouse and allies. London, UK: Christopher Helm (Helm Identification Guide).

Ogilvie-Grant, W. R. (1893). Catalogue of birds of the British Museum, volume 22. Catalogue of the Game Birds (Pterocletes, Gallinae, Opisthocomi, Hemipodii). London: Printed by order of the Trustees.

Szabo, J. K., Khwaja, N., Garnett, S. T., Butchart, S. H. M. (2012). Global Patterns and Drivers of Avian Extinctions at the Species and Subspecies Level. PLoS ONE 7(10): e47080.

Warner, D. W. (1947). The ornithology of New Caledonia and the Loyalty Islands. PhD Thesis. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University.




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