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:

BirdLife International (2000) Threatened Birds of the World. Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, Barcelona and Cambridge.

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.

Knox, Alan G. and Walters, Michael P. (1994). Extinct and endangered birds in the collections of The Natural History Museum. British Ornithologists' Club Occasional Publications 1: 1-292.

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.

Tyrberg, Tommy. (2009). Holocene avian extinctions, pp. 63-106. In: Turvey, Samuel T. (ed.). Holocene Extinctions. Oxford, UK & New York, USA: Oxford University Press. xii + 352 pp.


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