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Imperial Woodpecker

Campephilus imperialis (Gould, 1832)

The Imperial Woodpecker (Campephilus imperialis) is – or was – a member of the woodpecker family, Picidae. If it is not extinct, it is the world's largest woodpecker species, at 56–60 cm (22–24 in) long. Owing to its close taxonomic relationship, and similarity in appearance, to the Ivory-billed Woodpecker, it is sometimes called the "Mexican Ivorybill," but this name is also used for the Pale-billed Woodpecker. The large and conspicuous bird has long been known to the native inhabitants of Mexico and was called cuauhtotomomi in Nahuatl, uagam by the Tepehuán, and cumecócari by the Tarahumara. Source: Wikipedia

Order:
  Piciformes
Family:
  Picidae
Genus:
  Campephilus

Scientific:
  Campephilus imperialis

Citation:
  (Gould, 1832)

Reference:
  PZS Pt2 no.21 p.140

Protonym:
  Picus imperialis

Avibase ID:
  4D0B793108E821DD

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/4D0B7931

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 202284


CRITICALLY ENDANGERED - POSSIBLY EXTINCT

Geographic range:

  • Campephilus imperialis: Sierra Madre Occidental of w Mexico. Probably extinct
English:
Imperial Woodpecker
Czech:
datel císařský
German:
Kaiserspecht
Danish:
Kejserspætte
Spanish:
Picamaderos Imperial
Finnish:
keisaritulikärki
French:
Pic impérial
Icelandic:
Keisaraspæta
Italian:
Picchio imperiale
Japanese:
teioukitsutsuki
Japanese:
テイオウキツツキ
Dutch:
Keizerspecht
Norwegian:
Keiserspett
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Keisarspett
Polish:
dzieciol cesarski
Portuguese:
Pica-pau-imperial
Russian:
Американский королевский дятел
Slovak:
chochlák kráľovský
Swedish:
kejsarspett
Ukrainian:
Дятел-кардинал мексиканський
Chinese:
帝啄木鸟


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (1983):
Imperial Woodpecker ( Campephilus imperialis)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 35th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 36th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 37th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 38th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 39th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 40th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 41st suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (1998):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 42nd suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 43rd suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 44th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 45th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 46th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 47th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 48th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 49th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 50th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 51st suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 52nd suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 53rd suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 54th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 55th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 56th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 57th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 58th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 59th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 60th suppl.):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Imperial Woodpecker ( Campephilus imperialis)
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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Birdlife checklist version 00:
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Birdlife checklist version 01:
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Birdlife checklist version 02:
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Birdlife checklist version 03:
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Birdlife checklist version 04:
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Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
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Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
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Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
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Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
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Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Pic impérial ( Campephilus imperialis)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Pic impérial ( Campephilus imperialis)
Clements 1st edition:
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Clements 3rd edition:
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Clements 4th edition:
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Clements 5th edition (as published):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition:
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
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Clements, version 2015:
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Clements, version 2016:
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Clements, version 2017:
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Clements, version 2018:
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eBird version 1.50:
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eBird version 1.52:
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eBird version 1.53:
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eBird version 1.54:
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eBird version 1.55:
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eBird version 2015:
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eBird version 2016:
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eBird version 2017:
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eBird version 2018:
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Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
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Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
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Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
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Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
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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 4.3:
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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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Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Imperial Woodpecker ( Campephilus imperialis)
James Lee Peters:
Campephilus imperialis
James Lee Peters (original):
Campephilus imperialis
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
Campephilus imperialis
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Imperial Woodpecker ( Campephilus imperialis)
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Imperial Woodpecker ( Campephilus imperialis)
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
Imperial Woodpecker ( Campephilus imperialis)
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Campephilus imperialis
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Campephilus imperialis

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Species status: full species

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Catalan: Picot negre imperial
Czech: Datel císarský, datel císařský
Danish: Kejserspætte
German: Kaiserspecht, Kaiser-Specht
English: Imperial Woodpecker
English (IOC): Imperial Woodpecker
Spanish: Carpintero Imperial, Picamaderos Imperial, Pito Imperial
Spanish (Spain): Picamaderos Imperial
Spanish (HBW): Imperial Woodpecker
Spanish (Mexico): Carpintero Imperial
Estonian: suur-kuningrähn
Finnish: Keisaritulikärki
French: Pic impérial
Hungarian: császárharkály
Icelandic: Keisaraspæta
Italian: Picchio imperiale
Japanese: teioukitsutsuki
Japanese: テイオウキツツキ
Scientific: Campephilus imperialis, Picus imperialis
Lithuanian: Imperatoriškasis juodasis genys
Dutch: Keizerspecht
Norwegian Nynorsk: Keisarspett
Norwegian: Keiserspett
Polish: dzieciol cesarski, dzięcioł cesarski
Portuguese: Pica-pau-imperial
Russian: Американский королевский дятел
Slovak: chochlák kráľovský
Swedish: Kejsarspett
Ukrainian: Дятел-кардинал мексиканський
Chinese: 帝啄木鸟
Chinese (Traditional): 帝啄木, 帝啄木 1950滅絕?

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