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Nesomimus trifasciatus

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Nesomimus trifasciatus

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Aves
Subclassis: Carinatae
Infraclassis: Neornithes
Parvclassis: Neognathae
Ordo: Passeriformes
Subordo: Passeri
Parvordo: Passerida
Superfamilia: Muscicapoidea
Familia: Mimidae
Genus: Nesomimus
Species: Nesomimus trifasciatus

Name

Nesomimus trifasciatus (Gould, 1837)

Reference

Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London Pt5 no.50 p.27
IUCN link: Nesomimus trifasciatus (Critically Endangered)


Vernacular names
English: Floreana Mockingbird

The Floreana Mockingbird or Charles Mockingbird (Mimus trifasciatus) is a bird species in the family Mimidae.

It is endemic to Floreana, one of the Galápagos Islands of Ecuador; at present it only occurs on offshore islets however. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry shrubland.

Formerly classified as an Endangered species by the IUCN,[1] recent research shows that its numbers are decreasing more and more rapidly, and it is on the brink of extinction. It is consequently uplisted to Critically Endangered status in 2008.[2]

Re-population efforts

Today, two small sub-populations are extant on the small satellite islets of Champion and Gardner-by-Floreana.[3] They are due to be re-introduced as a third, possibly hybridized population on Floreana (due to genetic compatibility and hybrid viability revealed through analysis of the Darwin-Fitzroy collections) [4]

Footnotes

^ BLI (2004)
^ BLI (2008)
^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8364778.stm
^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8364778.stm

References

BirdLife International (BLI) (2004). Mimus trifasciatus. 2006. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN 2006. www.iucnredlist.org. Retrieved on 26 July 2007.
BirdLife International (BLI) (2008): [2008 IUCN Redlist status changes]. Retrieved 2008-MAY-23.

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