Coturnix lignorum Rando et al., 2019

Madeiran quail



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Coturnix undescribed species Tyrberg, 2009:70


Conservation Status




Madeira, Portugal


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Rando, Juan C. et al. (2019). Unforeseen diversity of quails (Galliformes: Phasianidae: Coturnix) in oceanic islands provided by the fossil record of Macaronesia. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 188(4): 1296-1317.


Other references:

Pieper, Harald. (1985). The fossil land birds of Madeira and Porto Santo. Bocagiana 88: 1-6.

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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