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Xenicibis xympithecus Olson & Steadman, 1977:449

Jamaican flightless ibis, Clubbed-wing ibis

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

 

 

Conservation Status

Extinct

 

Distribution

Jamaica

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

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.

 

Other references:

Acevedo-González, M. and Arredondo, Oscar. (1982). Paleozoogeografía y geología del Cuaternario de Cuba, características y distribución geográfica de los depósitos con restos de vertebrados. IX Jornada Científica del Instituto de Geología y Paleontología, Academia de Ciencias de Cuba, pág. 59-84.

Arredondo, Oscar (1984). Sinopsis de las aves halladas en depósitos fosilíferos pleisto-holocénicos de Cuba. Reporte de Investigación del Instituto de Zoología (in Spanish) 17: 1-35.

Longrich, Nicholas R. and Olson, Storrs L. (2011). The bizarre wing of the Jamaican flightless ibis Xenicibis xympithecus: a unique vertebrate adaptation. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 278(1716): 2333-2337.

D.A. McFarlane, J. Lundberg, and A. G. Fincham. (2002). A late Quaternary paleoecological record from caves of southern Jamaica, West Indies. Journal of Cave and Karst Studies 64(2): 117-125.

Olson, Storrs L. and Steadman, David W. (1979). The humerus of [i]Xenicibis[/i], the extinct flightless ibis of Jamaica. [i]Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington[/i] [b]92[/b](1): 23-27.

Suárez, William. (2001). Deletion of the flightless ibis Xenicibis from the fossil record of Cuba. Caribbean Journal of Science 37 (1–2): 109-110.

Tyrberg, Tommy. (2009). Holocene avian extinctions. In Turvey, Sam. Holocene Extinctions. Oxford University Press. pp. 63-106.

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