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Heliangelus zusii

 

Species Authority
Graves, 1993
Synonym/s
Common Name
Bogotá sunangel
Locality
Colombia?
Last Record
1909
IUCN status
[url=https://www.iucnredlist.org/details/106002032/0]Data Deficient[/url]
TSE forum thread
https://extinctanimals.proboards.com/thread/7864/heliangelus-zusii-bogot-sunangel
Taxonomic Notes
Now considered a hybrid ([i]Aglaiocercus kingii[/i] (female) x unknown (male)) (Pérez-Emán et al. 2017), it was previously considered a valid species (Kirchman et al. 2010).
Hypodigm
[b]Holotype:[/b] ANSP 159261 (male?)
 
[b]Type locality:[/b] unknown (purchased in Bogotá, Colombia)
Notes
For a photo of the only known specimen, see: https://extinctanimals.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=apodiformes&action=display&thread=7864&page=2
References
[b]Original Scientific Description:[/b]
 
Graves, Gary R. (1993). [url=https://elibrary.unm.edu/sora/Auk/v110n01/p0001-p0008.pdf]Relic of a lost world: A new species of sunangel (Trochilidae: Heliangelus) from "Bogota"[/url]. Auk 110(1): 1-8.
 
[b]Species Bibliography:[/b]
 
BirdLife International. (2012). Heliangelus zusii. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.1. (https://www.iucnredlist.org). Downloaded on 24 August 2013.
 
Brewer, David. (2018). Birds New to Science: Fifty Years of Avian Discoveries (Helm Photographic Guide Series). Christopher Helm. 416 pp.
 
Kirchman, Jeremy J., Witt, Christopher C., McGuire, Jimmy A. and Graves, Gary R. (2010). [url=https://rsbl.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/6/1/112.full]DNA from a 100-year-old holotype confirms the validity of a potentially extinct hummingbird species[/url]. Biol. Lett. 6(1): 112-115.
 
Jorge L. Pérez-Emán, Jhoniel Perdigón Ferreira, Natalia Gutiérrez-Pinto, Andrés M. Cuervo, Laura N. Céspedes, Christopher C. Witt,
 and Carlos Daniel Cadena. (2017). [url=https://www.biorxiv.org/content/biorxiv/early/2017/06/14/149898.full.pdf]An extinct hummingbird species that never was: a cautionary tale about sampling issues in molecular phylogenetics[/url]. bioRxiv. doi: doi.org/10.1101/149898.
 
Jorge L. Pérez-Emán, Jhoniel Perdigón Ferreira, Natalia Gutiérrez-Pinto, Andrés M. Cuervo, Laura N. Céspedes, Christopher C. Witt,
 and Carlos Daniel Cadena. (2017). An extinct hummingbird species that never was: a cautionary tale about sampling issues in molecular phylogenetics. Zootaxa 4442(3): 491-497. [[url=https://www.mapress.com/j/zt/article/view/zootaxa.4442.3.11]Abstract[/url]]
 
Stiles, F. Gary and Cortés-Herrera, José Oswaldo. (2015). [url=https://www.raccefyn.co/index.php/raccefyn/article/viewFile/260/172]Diagnosis and observations of a hybrid hummingbird ([i]Metallura tyrianthina x Aglaiocercus kingi[/i]) in the Eastern Andes of Colombia[/url]. Rev. Acad. Colomb. Cienc. Ex. Fis. Nat. 39(153): 481-490.
 
Tobias, Joseph A., Butchart, Stuart H. M. and Collar, Nigel J. (2006). [url=https://people.ds.cam.ac.uk/cns26/njc/Papers/Missing%20Neotropical%20birds.pdf]Lost and found: a gap analysis for the Neotropical avifauna[/url]. Neotropical Birding [2006]: 4-22.