Stout-legged finch

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Stout-legged finch
Conservation status
Extinct  (prehistoric)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Suborder: Passeri
Parvorder: Passerida
Family: Fringillidae
Subfamily: Carduelinae
Tribe: Drepanidini
Genus: Ciridops
Species: C. tenax
Binomial name
Ciridops tenax
(Olson & James, 1991)

The stout-legged finch (Ciridops tenax) is an extinct species of finch of Hawaiian honeycreeper. Subfossil remains have only been found on the island of Kauai and indicate that it survived up until the late Quaternary period.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ James, Helen F. & Olson, Storrs L. (1991). "Descriptions of Thirty-Two New Species of Birds from the Hawaiian Islands: Part II. Passeriformes". Ornithological Monographs 46 (46): 1–92. doi:10.2307/40166713. 

Further reading[edit]

  • H. Douglas Pratt, Jack Jeffrey: The Hawaiian Honeycreepers Oxford University Press, 2005 ISBN 0-19-854653-X
  • Scott B Wilson & Arthur Humble Evans: Aves Hawaiienses: The Birds of the Sandwich Islands. 1890–99. R. H. Porter, London (Reprint: Ayer Publishing, 1974 ISBN 0-405-05771-7)