The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database


Grus melitensis Lydekker, 1890

Maltese crane

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

 

 

Conservation Status

Last record: Late Pleistocene

 

Distribution

Malta (& Sicily?)

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

Lydekker, R. (1890). On the remains of some large extinct birds from the cavern-deposits of Malta. Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond. 28: 403-411.

 

Other references:

Harrison, C. J. O. (1979). The extinct Maltese crane. Il-Merill (Malta) 20: 14-15.

Hunt, Christopher O. and Schembri, Patrick J. (1999). Quaternary environments and biogeography of the Maltese Islands, pp. 41-75. In: Mifsud, A. and Savona Ventura, C. (eds.). Facets of Maltese Prehistory. Malta: The Prehistoric Society of Malta, vii + 243 pp.

Northcote, E. Marjorie. (1982). The extinct Maltese crane Grus melitensis. Ibis 124(1): 76-80. [[url=https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1474-919X.1982.tb03745.x/abstract]Abstract[/url]]

Northcote, E. Marjorie. (1984). Crane Grus fossils from the Maltese Pleistocene. Palaeontology 27(4): 729-735.

Pavia, M. (2001). The Middle Pleistocene fossil avifauna from the "Elephas mnaidriensis Faunal Complex" of Sicily (Italy): preliminary results, pp. 497-501. In: Cavarretta, C., Gioia, P., Mussi, M. and Palombo, M. R. (eds.). The World of Elephants – International Congress, Rome. Proceedings of the 1st international congress – Consiglio nazionale delle ricerche, Rome. [automatic download]

https://books.google.com.au/books?hl=en&lr=&id=YH_CDDJGqKoC&oi=fnd&pg=PA1&dq=Grus+melitensis&ots=A0ScYRLSJ7&sig=TpzVJ8Fu4tGIM8KIVXkOc6Mu-Sw#v=onepage&q=Grus%20melitensis&f=false

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0016699585800413

 

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