Colinus virginianus insulanus Howe, 1904:168

Key West bobwhite



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Colinus virginianus insularis Howe, 1904:168


Possibly a synonym of C. v. floridianus.


Conservation Status

Extinct or invalid

Last record: 1888



Florida Keys, Florida, USA


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Howe, Reginald Heber jnr. (1904). A new bob-white from the United States. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 17: 168.


Other references:

Aldrich, John W. (1946). The United States races of the bob-white. Auk 63(4): 493-508.

Ridgway, Robert and Friedmann, Herbert. (1946). The birds of North and Middle America: a descriptive catalogue of the higher groups, genera, species, and subspecies of birds known to occur in North America, from the Arctic lands to the Isthmus of Panama, the West Indies and other islands of the Caribbean sea, and the Galapagos Archipelago. Part 10. Bulletin US National Museum 50: 1-487.


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