Coturnix gomerae Jaume, McMinn & Alcover, 1993:154

Canary Islands quail, Canary quail



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Coturnix undescribed sp Milberg & Tyrberg, 1993:242


Conservation Status




El Hierro, Fuerteventura, Gomera, La Palma & Teneriffe, Canary Islands, North Africa


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Jaume, D., Mcminn, M. and Alcover, J. A. (1993). Fossil bird from the Bujero del Silo, La Gomera (Canary Islands), with a description of a new species of Quail (Galliformes: Phasianidae). Boletim do Museu Municipal do Funchal 2: 147-165.


Other references:

Milberg, Per and Tyrberg, Tommy. (1993). Naïve birds and noble savages - a review of man-caused prehistoric extinctions of island birds. Ecography 16: 229-250.

Rando, J. C., López, M. and Jiménez, M. C. (1997). Bird remains from the archaeological site of Guinea (El Hierro, Canary Islands). Int. J. Osteoarchaeol. 7: 298-302. [Abstract]

Rando, J. C. and Perera, M. A. (1994). Primeros datos de ornitofagia entre los aborígenes de Fuerteventura (islas Canarias). Archaeofauna 3: 13-19.

Rando, J. C. et al. (1996). Los restos de aves del yacimiento arqueológico de “El Tendal” (La Palma, Islas Canarias). El Museo Canario 51: 87-102.

Sánchez Marco, A. (2010). New data and an overview of the past avifaunas from the Canary Islands. Ardeola 57(1): 13-40.


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