Argusianus bipunctatus Wood, 1871

Double-banded argus



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

An invalid species.


Conservation Status


Last record: 1871 or before



Indonesia or Malaysia


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Wood, T. W. (1871). Argus bipunctatus, sp. n., Described from a Single Feather. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, ser. 4, 8: 67-68.


Other references:

Davison, G. W. H. (1983). Notes on the Extinct Argusianus bipunctatus. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists Club 103(3): 86-88.

Davison, G. W. H. and McGowan, P.J.K. (2009). Asian enigma: Is the Double-banded Argus Argusianus bipunctatus a Valid Species? Birding Asia 12: 94-96.

Parkes, K. S. (1992). [Distribution and taxonomy of birds of the world, in "Recent Literature"]. Journal of Field Ornithology 63(2): 228-235.

Shuker, Karl P. N. (1999). Mysteries of Planet Earth: An Encyclopedia of the Inexplicable. Carlton Books. 192 pp.


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