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A new extinct species of large bullfinch (Aves: Fringillidae: <I>Pyrrhula</I>) from Graciosa Island (Azores, North Atlantic Ocean)

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dc.contributor.author Rando, J. C. en
dc.contributor.author Pieper, H. en
dc.contributor.author Olson, Storrs L. en
dc.contributor.author Pereira, F. en
dc.contributor.author Alcover, J. A. en
dc.date.accessioned 2017-07-14T09:01:12Z
dc.date.available 2017-07-14T09:01:12Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.citation Rando, J. C., Pieper, H., Olson, Storrs L., Pereira, F., and Alcover, J. A. 2017. "<a href="https://repository.si.edu/handle/10088/32736">A new extinct species of large bullfinch (Aves: Fringillidae: Pyrrhula) from Graciosa Island (Azores, North Atlantic Ocean)</a>." <em>Zootaxa</em>. 4282 (3):567&ndash;583. <a href="https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4282.3.9">https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4282.3.9</a> en
dc.identifier.issn 1175-5326
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10088/32736
dc.description.abstract A new species of extinct bullfinch, Pyrrhula crassa n.sp., is described from bones found in Furna do Calcinhas, a small cave situated at Caldeira, a volcano located in the southeastern portion of the Graciosa Island (Azores archipelago, North Atlantic Ocean). It is the first extinct passerine bird to be described from this archipelago. Both skull and post-cranial bones are larger in the new species than in its relatives, the Eurasian Bullfinch (P. pyrrhula) and the Azores Bullfinch or &quot;Priolo&quot; from Sao Miguel Island (P. murina), the new species being the largest known in this genus. The morphology of its humerus and the estimated wing length and surface area seem to indicate a flying ability similar to that of the extant P. murina. The possible sources of colonization of the genus into Azores, causes and chronology of extinction of the new species are discussed en
dc.relation.ispartof Zootaxa en
dc.title A new extinct species of large bullfinch (Aves: Fringillidae: <I>Pyrrhula</I>) from Graciosa Island (Azores, North Atlantic Ocean) en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.srbnumber 143147
dc.identifier.doi 10.11646/zootaxa.4282.3.9
rft.jtitle Zootaxa
rft.volume 4282
rft.issue 3
rft.spage 567
rft.epage 583
dc.description.SIUnit Peer-reviewed en
dc.description.SIUnit NMNH en
dc.description.SIUnit NH-Vertebrate Zoology en
dc.citation.spage 567
dc.citation.epage 583

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