Nyctanassa carcinocatactes Olson & Wingate, 2006

Bemuda Islands night heron



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: Holocene (after 1612?)

IUCN RedList status: Extinct





Biology & Ecology




Holotype: USNM 326181

Type locality: "Bermuda, Hamilton Parish, Devils' Sinkhole, 32o20'20.9"N, 64o42'24.5"W"






Original scientific description:

Olson, Storrs L. and Wingate, David B. (2006). A new species of night-heron (Ardeidae: Nyctanassa) from Quaternary deposits on Bermuda. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 119(2): 326-337.


Other references:

BirdLife International. (2014). Nyctanassa carcinocatactes. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. ( Downloaded on 26 July 2014.

BirdLife International. 2017. Nyctanassa carcinocatactes (amended version of 2016 assessment). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T62286255A119207935. Accessed on 02 July 2022.

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.

Hume, Julian Pender and Walters, Michael. (2012). Extinct Birds. London: T & AD Poyser. 544 pp.

Wingate, David B. (1982). Successful Reintroduction of the Yellow-Crowned Night-Heron as a Nesting Resident on Bermuda. Colonial Waterbirds 5: 104-115. [Abstract]


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