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Ascension Night Heron

Nycticorax olsoni Bourne, WRP; Ashmole, NP; Simmons, KELR 2003

The Ascension night heron is an extinct night heron species from the genus Nycticorax endemic to the South Atlantic island of Ascension. It is predominantly known from the bone fragments of six specimens found in guano deposits and caves on Ascension Island and described by Philip Ashmole, Kenneth Edwin Laurence Ryder Simmons, and William Richmond Postle Bourne in 2003. Source: Wikipedia

Classification
Order:
  Pelecaniformes
Family:
  Ardeidae
Genus:
   Nycticorax
Scientific:
  Nycticorax olsoni


Original description

Citation:
  Bourne, WRP; Ashmole, NP; Simmons, KELR 2003

Reference:
   Ardea 91 p.45-51

Protonym:
  Nycticorax olsoni

Link:
  https://repository.si.edu/bitstream/handle/10088/4493/Nycticorax_olsoni.pdf


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  015572BE1AA5365B

Avibase ID:
  avibase-015572BE

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/015572BE


Taxonomic Serial Number:

English:
Ascension Night Heron
Danish:
Ascensionnathejre
German:
Ascension-Nachtreiher
Spanish:
Martinete de Ascensión
French:
Bihoreau d'Ascension
Hungarian:
ascension-szigeti bakcsó
Dutch:
Ascensionkwak
Polish:
ślepowron atlantycki
Portuguese:
goraz-de-ascensão
Slovak:
chavkoš aponar
Swedish:
ascensionnatthäger
Ukrainian:
квак вознесенський
Chinese:
阿岛夜鹭
Chinese (Traditional):
亞欣森夜鷺


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
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Taxonomic status:

Species status: fossil species (extinct)

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Danish: Ascensionnathejre
German: Ascension-Nachtreiher
English: Ascension Night Heron
Spanish: Martinete de Ascensión
French: Bihoreau d'Ascension
Hungarian: ascension-szigeti bakcsó
Scientific: Nycticorax olsoni
Dutch: Ascensionkwak
Polish: ślepowron atlantycki
Portuguese: goraz-de-ascensão
Slovak: chavkoš aponar
Swedish: Ascensionnatthäger
Ukrainian: квак вознесенський
Chinese: 阿岛夜鹭
Chinese (Traditional): 亞欣森夜鷺

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