Siphonorhis americana Linnaeus, 1758

Jamaican pauraque, Jamaican pauraqué, Jamaican poorwill



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Siphonorhis americanus Linnaeus, 1758


Conservation Status

Missing or extinct

Last record: 1860

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)





Biology & Ecology




UP 68055 (Right tarsometatarsi)






Original scientific description:

Linnaeus, Carolus. (1758). Systema naturæ per regna tria naturæ, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis. Stockholm, Sweden.


Other references:

BirdLife International. (2012a). Species factsheet: Siphonorhis americana. Downloaded from on 19/08/2012.

BirdLife International. (2012b). Siphonorhis americana. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.1. ( Downloaded on 19 August 2012.

BirdLife International. 2020. Siphonorhis americana. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2020: e.T22689738A178420953. Accessed on 06 July 2022.

Day, David. (1981). The Doomsday Book of Animals: A Natural History of Vanished Species. New York, N.Y.: The Viking Press.

Fuller, Errol. (1988). Extinct Birds. New York: Facts on File Publications. 256 pp.

Gosse, P. H. (1847). The birds ofJamaica. London, John van Voorst. 447 pp.

Olson, Storrs L. and Steadman, David W. (1977). A new genus of flightless ibis (Threskiornithidae) and other fossil birds from cave deposits in Jamaica. [i]Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington[/i] [b]90(2)[/b]: 447-457.

Tobias, Joseph A., Butchart, Stuart H. M. and Collar, Nigel J. (2006). Lost and found: a gap analysis for the Neotropical avifauna. Neotropical Birding [2006]: 4-22.


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