Prosobonia cancellata 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Aves Charadriiformes Scolopacidae

Scientific Name: Prosobonia cancellata (Gmelin, 1789)
Common Name(s):
English Christmas Sandpiper
Taxonomic Source(s): del Hoyo, J., Collar, N.J., Christie, D.A., Elliott, A. and Fishpool, L.D.C. 2014. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Volume 1: Non-passerines. Lynx Edicions BirdLife International, Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge, UK.
Taxonomic Notes: Prosobonia cancellata and P. parvirostris (del Hoyo and Collar 2014) were previously lumped as P. cancellata following Sibley and Monroe (1990, 1993).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Extinct ver 3.1
Year Published: 2017
Date Assessed: 2016-10-01
Assessor(s): BirdLife International
Reviewer(s): Butchart, S. & Symes, A.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Symes, A., Taylor, J., Martin, R
This newly-recognised Pacific sandpiper became Extinct around the 1850s as a result of predation by invasive mammals.
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Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:The type specimen was collected on Kiritimati (= Christmas Island), Kiribati (Walters 1993), where it was probably eliminated by introduced cats and rats by around 1850.
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Regionally extinct:
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Population [top]

Population:None remain.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Presumed to be similar to P. parvirostris.
Systems:Terrestrial; Marine
Movement patterns:Not a Migrant

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species was presumably driven to extinction by introduced predatory mammals, especially cats and rats.

Amended [top]

Amended reason: Added movement pattern.

Citation: BirdLife International. 2017. Prosobonia cancellata (amended version of 2016 assessment). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T62289108A119208101. . Downloaded on 26 September 2018.
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