Extinct and nearly extinct birds in the collections of the National Museum, Prague, Czech Republic

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2012
Authors:Mlíkovský, J
Journal:Journal of the National Museum (Prague), Natural History Series
Volume:181
Issue:9
Start Page:95
Pagination:30
ISSN:1802-6842
Keywords:Aves, collections, extinction, historical ornithology, museum specimens
Abstract:

The National Museum in Prague possesses 34 specimens of 14 extinct and nearly extinct species of birds from the families Anatidae (Camptorhynchus labradorius), Rallidae (Nesoclopeus cf. poecilopterus), Scolopacidae (Numenius tenuirostris), Alcidae (Pinguinus impennis), Raphidae (Raphus cucullatus), Columbidae (Ectopistes migratorius), Psittacidae (Conuropsis carolinensis, Cyanopsitta spixii, Nestor productus), Picidae (Campephilus imperialis), Turdidae (Zoothera terrestris), Acantisittidae (Xenicus longipes), and Callaeidae (Callaeas cinereus, Heteralocha acutirostris). Specimens NMP P6V-004389 and NMP P6V-104312 are syntypes of Raphus cucullatus (Linnaeus, 1758) and Zoothera terrestris (Kittlitz, 1831), respectively.

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