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Canary Islands quail

Canary Islands quail
Limb bones
Fossil
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Galliformes
Family: Phasianidae
Subfamily: Perdicinae
Genus: Coturnix
Species: C. gomerae
Binomial name
Coturnix gomerae
Jaume, McMinn & Alcover, 1993

The Canary Islands quail (Coturnix gomerae) once occurred on the islands of El Hierro, La Palma, Tenerife and Fuerteventura (Canary Islands, Spain). It might also have inhabited Gran Canaria and Lanzarote, but there are no remains found on these islands.

Contents

  • Extinction 1
  • See also 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Extinction

This quail was most likely still present in the Canary Islands after humans settled there. Cats could have been one of the causes of the disappearance of some little flying birds like the Canary Islands quail.

See also

References

  • Jaume, D.; McMinn, M. & Alcover, J. A. (1993): Fossil bird from the Bujero del Silo, La Gomera (Canary Islands), with a description of a new species of Quail (Galliformes; Phasianidae). Boletin do Museu Municipal de Funchal 2: 147-165.

External links

  • The Extinction Website


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