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Nycticorax megacephalus Milne-Edwards, 1873 "1874"

Rodrigues night heron

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Nycticorax megacephala Milne-Edwards, 1874 (1873?); Ardea megacephala Milne-Edwards 1874 (1873?); Nycticorax megalocephalus Milne-Edwards, 1874 (1873?)

 

Conservation Status

Extinct

Last record: 1726 (BirdLife International, 2012)

IUCN RedList status: Extinct

 

Distribution

Rodrigues

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

Milne-Edwards, Alphonse. (1873). Recherches sur la faune ancienne des Îles Mascareignes. Ann. Sci. Nat. Zool. (Paris) 5(19), Article 3, plate 14.


Other references:

BirdLife International. (2012). Nycticorax megacephalus. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. (http://www.iucnredlist.org). Downloaded on 20 May 2013.

BirdLife International. 2016. Nycticorax megacephalus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T22728787A94996659. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22728787A94996659.en. Accessed on 30 June 2022.

Brodkorb, Pierce. (1963). Catalogue of fossil birds. Part 1 (Archaeopterygiformes through Ardeiformes). Bulletin of the Florida State Museum, Biological Sciences 7, 4: 179-293.

Brooks, T. 2000. Extinct species. In: BirdLife International (ed.), Threatened Birds of the World, pp. 701-708. Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, Barcelona and Cambridge, U.K.

Cheke, Anthony S. (1987). An ecological history of the Mascarene Islands, with particular reference to extinctions and introductions of land vertebrates. In: Diamond, A.W. (ed.), Studies of Mascarene island birds, pp. 5-89. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, U.K.

Cheke, Anthony S. (2013). Extinct birds of the Mascarenes and Seychelles - a review of the causes of extinction in the light of an important new publication on extinct birds. Phelsuma 21: 4-19.

Cheke, Anthony S. and Hume, Julian Pender. (2008). Lost Land of the Dodo: An Ecological History of Mauritius, Réunion & Rodrigues. New Haven and London: Yale University Press. 464 pp.

Cowles, Graham S. (1987). The fossil record, pp. 90-100. In: Diamond, A. W. (ed.). Studies of Mascarene Island Birds. Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press.

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

Günther, A. and Newton, Edward. (1879). The Extinct Birds of Rodriguez. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London 168: 423-437, plates 41-43.

Hachisuka, M. (1953). The Dodo and kindred birds. Witherby, London.

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. (2013). A synopsis of the pre-human avifauna of the Mascarene Islands, pp. 195-237. In: Göhlich, U.B. & Kroh, A. (eds.). Proceedings of the 8th International Meeting of the Society of Avian Paleontology and Evolution. Naturhistorisches Museum, Wien.

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

Leguat, F. (1708). Voyage et aventures de Francois Leguat et des ses compagnons en deux isles desertes des Indes Orientales. 180 pp. London (David Mortier, Marchand Làbraire).

Milne-Edwards, A. (1875). Nouveaux documents sur l'époque de la disparition de la faune ancienne de l'île Rodrigue. Annals des Sciences Naturelles – Zoologie et Paléontologie S6(2): 1-20.

Pingré, [A-] G. (1763). Voyage à l'isle Rodrigue. MS 1804, Bibliothèque Ste. Geneviève, Paris [edited & re-arranged version of his diary, MS 1803 (1760-62). Republished 2004. Paris: Le Publieur].

Tafforet, J. (c.1726). Relation de l'Isle Rodrigue. Anonymous MS in the Archives Nationales, Paris.

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