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Mauritius Night-heron

Nycticorax mauritianus (Newton, E; Gadow, HF 1893)

The Mauritius night heron is an extinct night heron species from Mauritius. It is only known by seven subfossil bone remains consisted of cranium, pelvis, coracoid, ulna, radius, and tarsometatarsus found in Mare aux Songes. Only the coracoid and the tarsometatarsus are left today. It was scientifically described in 1893 by Edward Newton and Hans Gadow from the Cambridge University. Newton and Gadow measured the tarsometatarsus with 81 to 87 mm. It became presumedly extinct in the late 17th century and was probably first mentioned by François Leguat in 1693 who described them as a "great flight of bitterns". Source: Wikipedia

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


Original description

Citation:
  (Newton, E; Gadow, HF 1893)

Reference:
   Trans. Zool. Soc. London 13 p.281-302

Protonym:
  Butorides mauritianus

Link:
  https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/101603#page/365/mode/1up


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  36F142BDE5C2D3BC

Avibase ID:
  avibase-36F142BD

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/36F142BD


Taxonomic Serial Number:


EXTINCT

Geographic range:

  • Nycticorax mauritianus: Extinct. Formerly occurred on Mauritius; last reported in 1693
English:
Mauritius Night-heron
Catalan:
Martinet de nit de l'illa Maurici
Czech:
kvakoš mauricijský
Danish:
Mauritiusnathejre
German:
Mauritius-Nachtreiher
Spanish:
Martinete de Mauricio
Spanish (Spain):
Martinete de Mauricio
Finnish:
mauritiuksenyöhaikara
French:
Bihoreau de Maurice
Croatian:
mauricijski gak
Hungarian:
mauritiusi bakcsó
Italian:
Nitticora di Mauritius
Japanese:
モーリシャスゴイサギ
Dutch:
Mauritiuskwak
Norwegian:
mauritiusnatthegre
Polish:
ślepowron maurytyjski
Portuguese:
goraz-da-maurícia
Russian:
Маврикийская кваква
Slovak:
chavkoš maurícijský
Serbian:
Gak sa ostrva Mauricijus
Swedish:
mauritiusnatthäger
Ukrainian:
квак маврикійський
Chinese:
毛里求斯夜鹭
Chinese (Traditional):
模里西斯夜鷺


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Mauritius Night-heron ( Nycticorax mauritianus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Mauritius Night-heron ( Nycticorax mauritianus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Mauritius Night-heron ( Nycticorax mauritianus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Mauritius Night-heron ( Nycticorax mauritianus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Mauritius Night-heron ( Nycticorax mauritianus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Mauritius Night-heron ( Nycticorax mauritianus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Mauritius Night-heron ( Nycticorax mauritianus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Mauritius Night-heron ( Nycticorax mauritianus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Mauritius Night-heron ( Nycticorax mauritianus)
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Mauritius Night-heron ( Nycticorax mauritianus)
Birdlife checklist version 01:
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Birdlife checklist version 02:
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Birdlife checklist version 03:
Mauritius Night-heron ( Nycticorax mauritianus)
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Mauritius Night-heron ( Nycticorax mauritianus)
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Mauritius Night-heron ( Nycticorax mauritianus)
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Mauritius Night-heron ( Nycticorax mauritianus)
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Mauritius Night-heron ( Nycticorax mauritianus)
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Mauritius Night-heron ( Nycticorax mauritianus)
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Mauritius Night-heron ( Nycticorax mauritianus)
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Mauritius Night-heron ( Nycticorax mauritianus)
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Mauritius Night-heron ( Nycticorax mauritianus)
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Mauritius Night-heron ( Nycticorax mauritianus)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Mauritius Night-heron ( Nycticorax mauritianus)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Mauritius Night-heron ( Nycticorax mauritianus)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
Mauritius Night-heron ( Nycticorax mauritianus)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Mauritius Night-heron ( Nycticorax mauritianus)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
Mauritius Night-heron ( Nycticorax mauritianus)
Clements, version 2021:
Mauritius Night-Heron ( Nycticorax mauritianus)
Clements, version 2022:
Mauritius Night-Heron ( Nycticorax mauritianus)
Clements, version 2019:
Mauritius Night-Heron ( Nycticorax mauritianus)
eBird version 2019:
Mauritius Night-Heron ( Nycticorax mauritianus)
eBird version 2021:
Mauritius Night-Heron ( Nycticorax mauritianus)
eBird version 2022:
Mauritius Night-Heron ( Nycticorax mauritianus)
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Mauritius Night-heron ( Nycticorax mauritianus)
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
Mauritius Night Heron ( Nycticorax mauritianus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
Mauritius Night Heron ( Nycticorax mauritianus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
Mauritius Night Heron ( Nycticorax mauritianus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
Mauritius Night Heron ( Nycticorax mauritianus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.2:
Mauritius Night Heron ( Nycticorax mauritianus)
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
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Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
Mauritius Night Heron ( Nycticorax mauritianus)

Taxonomic status:

Species status: fossil species (extinct)

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Catalan: Martinet de nit de l'illa Maurici
Czech: kvakoš mauricijský
Danish: Mauritiusnathejre
German: Mauritius-Nachtreiher
English: Mauritius Night Heron, Mauritius Night-heron
English, HBW: Mauritius Night-heron
English (IOC): Mauritius Night Heron
English (United States): Mauritius Night-Heron
Spanish: Martinete de Mauricio
Spanish (Spain): Martinete de Mauricio
Finnish: Mauritiuksenyöhaikara
French: Bihoreau de Maurice
Croatian: mauricijski gak
Hungarian: mauritiusi bakcsó
Italian: Nitticora di Mauritius
Japanese: モーリシャスゴイサギ
Kirghiz: Маврикий түнчү кытаны
Scientific: Nycticorax mauritianus
Dutch: Mauritiuskwak
Norwegian: mauritiusnatthegre
Polish: slepowron maurytyjski, ślepowron maurytyjski, Ślepowron maurytyski
Portuguese: goraz-da-maurícia
Portuguese (Portugal): goraz-das-maurícias
Russian: Маврикийская кваква, Мавританская кваква
Slovak: chavkoš maurícijský
Serbian: Gak sa ostrva Mauricijus
Swedish: Mauritiusnatthäger
Turkish: Morityus gece balıkçılı
Ukrainian: квак маврикійський
Chinese: 毛里求斯夜鹭, 毛里裘斯夜蒼鷺
Chinese (Traditional): 模里西斯夜鷺

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