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Columba palumbus maderensis Tschusi, 1904:227

Madeira(n) wood pigeon

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

 

 

Conservation Status

Extinct

Last record: 1904 (Hume & Walters, 2012:138); 1924?

IUCN RedList status: Extinct

 

Distribution

Madeira

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

The holotye was destroyed during World War II.

 

At least six surviving specimens are known:

ZMA 44210 (adult, female)

 

There is an [url=http://extinctanimals.proboards.com/thread/8180/columba-maderensis-madeiran-wood-pigeon]individual[/url] in the Museu de Historia Natural do Funchal on Madeira.

 

The America Museum of Natural History (AMNH) holds [url=http://www.gbif.org/occurrence/search?taxon_key=5231862&dataset_key=96c93a1e-f762-11e1-a439-00145eb45e9a]four[/url] skins.

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

Tschusi zu Schmidhoffen, Viktor Ritter von. (1904). Über palaearktische Formen. VIII. Orn. Jahrb. 15: 227-230.


Other references:

Bannerman, D. A. and Bannerman, W. M. (1965). Birds of the Atlantic Islands, volume 2. Edinburgh: Oliver and Boyd.

BirdLife International. (2012). Columba palumbus. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.1. (http://www.iucnredlist.org). Downloaded on 24 August 2013.

Fuller, Errol. (2000). Extinct birds. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Gibbs, D., Barnes, E. and Cox, J. (2001). Pigeons and doves. Robertsbridge, Sussex: Pica Press.

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

Schmitz, P. E. (1899). Die Vögel Madeira's. Ornithologisches Jahrbuch 10(1): 1-40.

http://extinctanimals.proboards.com/thread/8180/columba-maderensis-madeiran-wood-pigeon

 

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