Tympanuchus phasianellus hueyi Dickerman & Hubbard, 1994

Huey’s sharp-tailed grouse, New Mexico sharp-tailed grouse



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: 1952 (Merrill, 1967); 1954 (Dickerman & Hubbard, 1994)

IUCN RedList status: Extinct


The last pure birds were reported in 1954, and hybridization with [i]H. p. jamesi[/i] is believed to have been the ultimate cause of its extinction (Dickerman & Hubbard, 1994).



New Mexico (& Colorado?), USA


Biology & Ecology




Holotype: AMNH  353691 (ex 49866 in Jonathan Dwight collection)






Original scientific description:

Dickerman, Robert W., and, Hubbard, John P. (1994). An extinct subspecies of sharp-tailed grouse from New Mexico. Western Birds 25(3): 128-136.


Other references:

BirdLife International. (2012). Tympanuchus phasianellus. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.1. (http://www.iucnredlist.org). Downloaded on 30 August 2013.

Hume, Julian Pender and Walters, Michael. (2012). Extinct Birds. London: T & AD Poyser.

Ligon, J. S. (1961). New Mexico birds and where to find them. ASlburquerque: university of New Mexico Press.

Merrill, G. W. (1967). Plains Sharp-tailed Grouse. In: Huey, W. S. (ed.). New Mexico wildlife management, New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, Santa Fe.

Wetmore, Alexander. (1936). The range of the sharp-tailed grouse in New Mexico. Condor 38: 90.



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