The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database


Centropus colossus Baird, 1985

Colossal cuckoo

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

 

 

Conservation Status

Last record: Late Pleistocene

 

Distribution

South Australia (south-eastern), Australia

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

Holotype: left humerus

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

Baird, Robert F. (1985). Avian fossils from Quaternary deposits in 'Green Waterhole Cave', south-eastern South Australia. Records of the Australian Museum 37(6): 353-370.

 

Other references:

Rich PV, van Tets GF, Knight F. 1985. Kadimakara:extinct vertebrates of Australia. Lilydale, Victoria: Pioneer Design Studio.

Shute, Elen, Prideaux, Gavin J. and Worthy, Trevor H. (2016). Three terrestrial Pleistocene coucals ([i]Centropus[/i]: Cuculidae) from southern Australia: biogeographical andecological signi´Čücance. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 177: 964-1002.

Worthy, Trevor H. and Nguyen, Jacqueline M. T. (2020). An annotated checklist of the fossil birds of Australia. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia 144(1): 66-108.

https://extinctanimals.proboards.com/thread/20855/centropus-colossus

 

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