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Bermuda Night Heron

Nyctanassa carcinocatactes Olson, SL; Wingate, DB 2006

The Bermuda night heron is an extinct heron species from Bermuda. It is sometimes assigned to the genus Nycticorax. It was first described by Storrs L. Olson & David B. Wingate (2006) from subfossil material found in the Pleistocene and Holocene deposits in caves and ponds of Bermuda. Its anatomy was rather similar to its living relative, the yellow-crowned night heron, but it had a heavier bill, a more massive skull and more robust hind limbs. The specialization of the bill and the hind limbs showed that it was apparently adapted to the feeding on land crabs. Source: Wikipedia

Classification
Order:
  Pelecaniformes
Family:
  Ardeidae
Genus:
   Nyctanassa
Scientific:
  Nyctanassa carcinocatactes


Original description

Citation:
  Olson, SL; Wingate, DB 2006

Reference:
   Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington 119(2) p.329 [326-337].

Protonym:
  Nyctanassa carcinocatactes

Link:
  https://repository.si.edu/bitstream/handle/10088/1735/Nyctanassa.pdf#page=5


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  CEFC0BD65F328156

Avibase ID:
  avibase-CEFC0BD6

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/CEFC0BD6


Taxonomic Serial Number:


EXTINCT

Geographic range:

  • Nyctanassa carcinocatactes: Extinct. Formerly occurred on Bermuda
English:
Bermuda Night Heron
Catalan:
Martinet de nit de les Bermudes
Danish:
Bermudanathejre
German:
Bermuda-Krabbenreiher
Spanish:
Martinete de Las Bermudas
Spanish (Spain):
Martinete de las Bermudas
Finnish:
bermudanyöhaikara
French:
Bihoreau des Bermudes
Croatian:
bermudski gak
Japanese:
バミューダゴイサギ
Dutch:
Bermudakwak
Norwegian:
Bermudahegre
Polish:
ślepowron wielkodzioby
Portuguese:
goraz-das-bermudas
Russian:
Бермудская кваква
Slovak:
chavkoš bermudský
Serbian:
Ćuk sa Bermude (izumro)
Swedish:
bermudanatthäger
Ukrainian:
квак бермудський
Chinese:
百慕大夜鹭
Chinese (Traditional):
百慕達夜鷺


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Bermuda Night Heron ( Nyctanassa carcinocatactes)
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):
Bermuda Night Heron ( Nyctanassa carcinocatactes)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Bermuda Night Heron ( Nyctanassa carcinocatactes)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Bermuda Night Heron ( Nyctanassa carcinocatactes)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Bermuda Night Heron ( Nyctanassa carcinocatactes)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Bermuda Night Heron ( Nyctanassa carcinocatactes)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Bermuda Night Heron ( Nyctanassa carcinocatactes)
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Bermuda Night-heron ( Nyctanassa carcinocatactes)
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Bermuda Night-heron ( Nyctanassa carcinocatactes)
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Bermuda Night-heron ( Nyctanassa carcinocatactes)
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Bermuda Night-heron ( Nyctanassa carcinocatactes)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Bermuda Night-heron ( Nyctanassa carcinocatactes)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
Bermuda Night-heron ( Nyctanassa carcinocatactes)
Clements, version 2021:
Bermuda Night-Heron ( Nyctanassa carcinocatactes)
Clements, version 2022:
Bermuda Night-Heron ( Nyctanassa carcinocatactes)
Clements, version 2019:
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eBird version 2019:
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eBird version 2021:
Bermuda Night-Heron ( Nyctanassa carcinocatactes)
eBird version 2022:
Bermuda Night-Heron ( Nyctanassa carcinocatactes)
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Bermuda Night-heron ( Nyctanassa carcinocatactes)
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Bermuda Night-heron ( Nyctanassa carcinocatactes)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 12.2:
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Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
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Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
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Taxonomic status:

Species status: fossil species (extinct)

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Catalan: Martinet de nit de les Bermudes
Danish: Bermudanathejre
German: Bermuda-Krabbenreiher
English: Bermuda Night Heron, Bermuda Night-heron
English, HBW: Bermuda Night-heron
English (IOC): Bermuda Night Heron
English (United States): Bermuda Night-Heron
Spanish: Martinete de Bermudas, Martinete de Las Bermudas
Spanish (Spain): Martinete de Bermudas, Martinete de las Bermudas
Finnish: bermudanyöhaikara
French: Bihoreau des Bermudes
Croatian: bermudski gak
Japanese: バミューダゴイサギ
Kirghiz: Бермуда түнчү кытаны
Scientific: Nyctanassa carcinocatactes
Dutch: Bermudakwak
Norwegian: Bermudahegre
Polish: ślepowron wielkodzioby
Portuguese: goraz-das-bermudas
Portuguese (Portugal): goraz-das-bermudas
Russian: Бермудская кваква
Slovak: chavkoš bermudský
Serbian: Ćuk sa Bermude (izumro)
Swedish: Bermudanatthäger
Turkish: Bermuda gece balıkçılı
Ukrainian: квак бермудський
Chinese: 百慕大夜鹭
Chinese (Traditional): 百慕達夜鷺

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