Chlorostilbon elegans


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Chlorostilbon elegans
Species Authority: (Gould, 1860)
Common Name(s):
English Caribbean Emerald

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Extinct ver 3.1
Year Published: 2012
Date Assessed: 2012-05-01
Assessor(s): BirdLife International
Reviewer(s): Symes, A. & Butchart, S.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Brooks, T., Khwaja, N., Mahood, S.
This taxon is known from one specimen, probably from Jamaica, taken in 1860. It is now Extinct, likely due to deforestation or predation by introduced species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Chlorostilbon elegans, described from a single specimen (in Tring) by Gould in 1860, was recently shown by Weller (1999) to be a valid species, presumably extinct, and possibly (by inference) from Jamaica or the north Bahamas.

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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Nothing is known, though it is likely to be typical for the genus.

Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Reasons for its extinction are difficult to infer, though the extinction of its preferred food plants or habitat through deforestation, or predation by introduced mammals may be responsible.

Citation: BirdLife International 2012. Chlorostilbon elegans. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 02 September 2015.
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