Family Herons (Ardeidae)

Extinct

Mauritius Night-heron (Nycticorax mauritianus)


Taxonomy

French: German: Spanish:
Taxonomy:

Butorides mauritianus

E. Newton and Gadow

, 1893,

Mare aux Songes, Mauritius

.

Closely related to †N. megacephalus. Monotypic.

Distribution:

Mainland Mauritius. Known only from seven subfossil bone remains (of which only a coracoid and a tarsometatarsus are available today).

Last recorded in 1693, and was probably exterminated by hunters before 1700.

Descriptive notes

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Recommended citation

(2018). Mauritius Night-heron (Nycticorax mauritianus). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/1414137 on 15 October 2018).