The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database


Eriocnemis godini


Species Authority
Bourcier, 1851
Common Name
Turquoise-throated puffleg
Ecuador (north)
Last Record
1800's (1850 or later)
IUCN status
[url=]Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)[/url]
TSE forum thread
Taxonomic Notes
There was an unconfirmed report of this species in 1976 (BirdLife International, 2012).
[b]Species Bibliography:[/b]
Anonymous. (1964). [url=]List of rare birds, including those thought to be so but of which detailed information is still lacking[/url]. IUCN Bulletin 10(Special Supplement): 4 pp.
BirdLife International. (2012). Eriocnemis godini. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.1. ( Downloaded on 24 August 2013.
Collar, N. J., Gonzaga, L. P., Krabbe, N., Madroño Nieto, A., Naranjo, L. G., Parker, T. A. & Wege, D. C. (1992) Threatened birds of the Americas: the ICBP/IUCN Red Data Book. Cambridge, UK: International Council for Bird Preservation.
Scott, Peter (ed.). (1965). [url=]Section XIII. Preliminary List of Rare Mammals and Birds[/url], pp. 155-237. In: The Launching of a New Ark. First Report of the President and Trustees of the World Wildlife Fund. An International Foundation for saving the world's wildlife and wild places 1961-1964. London: Collins.
Tobias, Joseph A., Butchart, Stuart H. M. and Collar, Nigel J. (2006). [url=]Lost and found: a gap analysis for the Neotropical avifauna[/url]. Neotropical Birding [2006]: 4-22.