Phalacrocorax africanus nanus Newton & Gadow, 1893:288-289

Mauritius long-tailed cormorant, Mascarene reed cormorant



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Plotus nanus Newton & Gadow, 1893:288-289; Phalacrocorax nanus Newton & Gadow, 1893:288-289


Conservation Status


Last record: 1600s or 1700s



Mauritius & Réunion, Mascarene Islands


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Newton, Alfred and Gadow, Hans Friedrich (1893). On additional bones of the Dodo and other extinct birds of Mauritius obtained by Mr. Théodore Sauzier. Transactions of the Zoological Society of London 13: 281-302.


Other references:

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.

Dubois, (Sieur). (1674). Les voyages faits par le sieur D.B. aux isles Dauphine ou Madagascar et Bourbon ou Mascarenne es annees 1669, 70, 71, et 72. 234 pp. Paris (Claude Barbin).

Feuilley, (1705). Mission à l'île Bourbon du Sieur Feuilley en 1704 [ed. A. Loughnon]. Receuil trimestriel de documents et travaux inédits pour servir à l'histoire des Mascareignes françaises 4: 3-56, 101-167 (1939).

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.

Olson, Storrs L. (1975). An evaluation of the supposed anhinga of Mauritius. The Auk 92: 374-375.

Rothschild, Lionel Walter. (1907). Extinct birds: an attempt to write in one volume a short account of those birds which have become extinct in historical times, that is within the last six or seven hundred years: to which are added a few which still exist, but are on the verge of extinction. London: Hutchinson & Co. XXIX + 243 pp. [p. 89]


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