Micrathene whitneyi graysoni (Ridgway, 1886:333)

Socorro Elf owl

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Micrathene graysoni Ridgway, 1886:333 (original combination); Micropallas socorroensis “Ridgway” Sharpe 1899:299

 

Conservation Status

Last record: 1931 (Jehl & Parkes, 1983)

IUCN RedList status: "likely to be extinct"

 

Distribution

Socorro Island, Revillagigedo Islands, Mexico

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

Holotype: USNM collection

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

Ridgway, Robert. (1886). Description of a New Species of Elf Owl from Socorro Island, Western Mexico. The Auk 3(3): 333-334.

 

Other references:

BirdLife International. (2012). Micrathene whitneyi. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.1. (https://www.iucnredlist.org). Downloaded on 19 August 2013.

del Hoyo J, Elliott A, Sargatal J (1999) Handbook of the birds of the world, 5. Lynx Ed., Barcelona.

Jehl, J. R. and Parkes, K. C. (1983). "Replacements" of landbird species on Socorro Island, Mexico. The Auk 100: 551-559.

Johnsgard P (2002) North American owls. Biology and natural history. Smithsonian Institute Press.

König C, Weick F, Becking JH (1999) Owls. A guide to the owls of the world. Pica Press.

Ridgway R (1914) Birds of North and Middle America. Striges. US Nat Mus Bull 50:594–825.

Wehtje, W., Walter, H.S., Rodríguez-Estrella, R., Llinas, J. and Castellanos-Vera, A. (1993). An Annotated Checklist of the Birds of Isla Socorro, Mexico. Western Birds 24: 1-16.

Weick, Friedhelm. (2006). Owls (Strigiformes): Annotated and Illustrated Checklist. Berlin: Springer-Verlag.

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