Eurostopodus exul Mayr, 1941:6

White-throated nightjar (generic)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Eurostopodus mysticalis exul Mayr, 1941:6 [orth. error]; Eurostopodus mystacalis exul Mayr, 1941:6; Eurostopodus exsul Mayr, 1941:6 [orth. error by (Hume & Walters, 2012)]; Eurostopodus mystacalis exsul Mayr, 1941:6 [orth. error by (Hume & Walters, 2012)]


Conservation Status


Last record: 21 August 1939 (Mayr, 1941:6)

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)



Tao, New Caledonia (northwestern)


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Mayr, Ernst. (1941). Birds collected during the Whitney South Sea Expedition. 47, Notes on the genera Halcyon, Turdus and Eurostopodus. American Museum Novitates 1152: 1-7.


Other references:

Anderson, Atholl, Sand, Christophe, Petchey, Fiona and Worthy, Trevor H. (2010). Faunal Extinction and Human Habitation in New Caledonia: Initial Results and Implications of New Research at the Pindai Caves. Journal of Pacific Archaeology 1(1): 89-109.

BirdLife International. (2017). Eurostopodus exul (amended version of 2016 assessment). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T22726340A113023870. Downloaded on 09 March 2018.

del Hoyo, J., Collar, N.J., Christie, D.A., Elliott, A. and Fishpool, L.D.C. 2014. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Volume 1: Non-passerines. Lynx Edicions BirdLife International, Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge, UK.

del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A. and Sargatal, J. (1999). Handbook of the birds of the world, Vol 5: Barn- owls to Hummingbirds. Barcelona, Spain: Lynx Edicions.

Doughty, C., N. Day, and A. Plant. (1999). Birds of The Solomons, Vanuatu, and New Caledonia. Christopher Helm.

Dutson, G. (2011). Birds of Melanesia: Bismarcks, Solomons, Vanuatu and New Caledonia. London: Christopher Helm.

Ekstrom, J. M. M., Jones, J. P. G., Willis, J., Tobias, J., Dutson, Guy and Barré, N. (2002). New information on the distribution, status and conservation of terrestrial bird species in Grande Terre, New Caledonia. Emu 102(2): 197-207. [Abstract]

Holyoak, D. T. (2001). Nightjars and their allies: the Caprimulgiformes. Oxford: Oxford University Press (Bird Families of the World).

Mayr, Ernst. (1945). Birds of the Southwest Pacific. The MacMillan Company.

Sibley, C.G. and Monroe, B.L. 1990. Distribution and Taxonomy of Birds of the World. Yale University Press, New Haven, USA.

Sibley, C.G. and Monroe, B.L. 1993. A supplement to 'Distribution and Taxonomy of Birds of the World'. Yale University Press, New Haven, USA.

Szabo, J. K., Khwaja, N., Garnett, S. T., Butchart, S. H. M. (2012). Global Patterns and Drivers of Avian Extinctions at the Species and Subspecies Level. PLoS ONE 7(10): e47080.


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