Pelecaniformes (Egrets, Herons, Ibises, Pelicans, Shoebills, etc.)

 

Family: Ardeidae

Scientific Name Author/s Common Name Last Record Distribution Status Taxon Profile
Ardea bennuides Hoch, 1979 Bennu heron, Giant heron c. 2,500 BC Umm al-Nar island, United Arab Emirates Extinct Access
Ixobrychus novaezelandiae Potts, 1871 New Zealand (little) bittern, Black-backed bittern 1890's North Island (prehistoric) & South Island (historical), New Zealand Extinct Access
Nyctanassa carcinocatactes Olson & Wingate, 2006 Bemuda Islands night heron Holocene Bermuda Extinct Access
Nycticorax caledonicus crassirostris Vigors, 1839 Bonin night heron, Bonin night-heron 1879 or 1889 Peel Island (=Chichi Jima) and Nakondo Shima (=Nakōdo-jima), Ogasawara Islands (=Bonin Islands), Japan Extinct Access
Nycticorax duboisi Rothschild, 1907 Réunion night-heron pre-1675 Réunion, Mascarene Islands Extinct Access
Nycticorax kalavikai Steadman, Worthy, Anderson & Walter, 2000 Extinct Nuie night heron, Nuie night heron Holocene Niue Extinct Access
Nycticorax mauritianus Newton & Gadow, 1893 Mauritius night-heron 1693 Mauritius, Mascarene Islands Extinct Access
Nycticorax megacephalus Milne-Edwards, 1874 Rodrigues night heron 1726 Rodrigues, Mascarene Islands Extinct Access
Nycticorax olsoni Bourne, Ashmole & Simmons, 2003 Ascension Island night heron subfossil Ascension Island, South Atlantic Extinct Access
Nycticorax sp. nov. ‘Mangaia’ - Mangaia night heron subfossil Mangaia, Cook Islands, New Zealand Extinct Access
Nycticorax sp. nov. ‘Solomon Islands’ - Solomon Islands night heron subfossil Solomon Islands Extinct Access
Nycticorax sp. nov. 'Tonga' - Tongan night heron subfossil 'Eua, Foa, Ha'afeva, Ha'ano & Lifuka, Tonga Extinct Access
Palaeophoyx columbianus McCoy, 1963 - Late Pleistocene Florida, USA Extinct Access
Syrigma sanctimartini Campbell, 1979 - Late Pleistocene Peru Extinct Access
ARDEIDAE gen. indet. sp. nov. 'Rapa Nui' - Rapa Nui heron, Easter Island heron Holocene? Rapa Nui (=Easter Island) Extinct Access

 


Family: Balaenicipitidae (Shoebill)

—No subordinate taxa

 

Family: Pelecanidae (Pelecans)

Scientific Name Author/s Common Name Last Record Distribution Status Taxon Profile
Pelecanus cadimurka Vickers-Rich & van Tets, 1981 - Late Pleistocene Australia Extinct Access
Pelecanus conspicillatus novaezealandiae Scarlett, 1966 - Holocene North Island & South Island, New Zealand Invalid? Access
Pelecanus proavus De Vis, 1892 - Late Pleistocene? Australia Invalid? Access

 

 

Family: Scopidae (Hamerkop)

—No subordinate taxa

 


Family: Threskiornithidae (Ibises and Spoonbills)

Scientific Name Author/s Common Name Last Record Distribution Status Taxon Profile
Apteribis brevis
Olson & James, 1991 Maui upland apteribis, Maui flightless ibis ? Maui, Hawaiian Islands, USA Extinct Access
Apteribis glenos Olson & Wetmore, 1976 Moloka’i apteribis ? Molokai, Hawaiian Islands, USA Extinct Access
Apteribis sp. nov. 'Lana'i'   Lana'i ibis Late Pleistocene or Holocene Lana'i, Hawaiian Islands, USA Extinct Access
Apteribis sp. nov. 'Maui'   Maui lowland apteribis ? Maui, Hawaiian, Islands, USA Extinct Access
Bostrychia bocagei (Chapin, 1923) Dwarf ibis, Dwarf olive ibis, São Tomé ibis - São Tomé and Principe Rediscovered Access
Bostrychia olivacea rothschildi Bannerman, 1919 Príncipe dwarf olive ibis, Rothschild's olive ibis ? São Tomé and Principe Rediscovered or extinct Access
Eudocimus peruvianus Campbell, 1979   Late Pleistocene Peru Extinct Access
Geronticus eremita (Linnaeus, 1758) Northern bald ibis, Hermit ibis, or Waldrapp - North Africa Rediscovered Access
Nipponia nippon (Temminck, 1835) Asian crested ibis, Japanese crested ibis, Crested ibis - Eurasia Rediscovered Access
Platalea subtenuis De Vis, 1892   Late Pleistocene South Australia, Australia Invalid Access
Thaumatibis gigantea (Oustalet, 1877) Giant Ibis - Cambodia, Laos & Viet Nam Rediscovered Access
Theristicus wetmorei Campbell, 1979   Late Pleistocene Peru Extinct Access
Threskiornis solitarius Sélys-Longchamps, 1848 Réunion flightless ibis, Réunion ibis, Réunion solitaire c. 1708 Réunion, Mascarene Islands Extinct Access
Xenicibis xympithecus Olson & Steadman, 1977 Jamaican flightless ibis, Clubbed-wing ibis ? Jamaica Extinct Access

 

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