Galapagos Species Database

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Geospiza difficilis acutirostris Ridgway, 1894

Pinzón Terrestre de Genovesa, Pinzón de tierra de Genovesa, Genovesa Ground-finch

Very similar to Vampire Ground-finch G. septentrionalis and Sharp-beaked Ground Finch G. difficilis.

Taxonomy

Domain
Eukaryota

Kingdom
Animalia

Phylum
Chordata

Class
Aves

Order
Passeriformes

Family
Thraupidae

Genus
Geospiza

Species
difficilis

Subspecies
acutirostris

Taxon category: Species with Infraspecific Taxa

Syn.: Geospiza difficilis Sharpe, 1888; Geospiza difficilis debilirostris Ridgway, 1894; Geospiza difficilis difficilis Sharpe, 1888; Geospiza difficilis septentrionalis Rothschild & Hartert, 1899; Geospiza nebulosa (Gould, 1837).

Taxon origin: Endemic

Status

Vulnerable

Distribution

Distribution: Only in Genovesa Island.

References

  • Farrington, H. Lawson, L., Clark, C. & Petren, K. (2014) The evolutionary history of Darwin's finches: speciation, gene flow, and introgression in a fragmented landscape. Evolution doi 10.1111/evo.12484.
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  • Remsen, J.V. Areta, J.I.Jr., Cadena, C.D., Claramunt, S., Jaramillo, A., Pacheco, J.F., Pérez-Emán, J., Robbins, M.B., Stiles, F.G., Stotz, D.F., Zimmer, K. J. (2016) A Classification of the Bird Species of South America. South American Classification Committee. American Ornithologists' Union http://www.museum.lsu.edu/~Remsen/SACCBaseline.htm
  • IUCN (2017) The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species Version 2016-3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 03 February 2017.
  • Freile, J.F. Santander, T., Jiménez-Uzcátegui, G., Carrasco, L., Cisneros-Heredia, D., Guevara, E., Sánchez-Nivicela, M., Tinoco, B. (2019) Lista Roja de las aves del Ecuador Quito, Ecuador. 97 pp.
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"Galapagos Species Database, Geospiza difficilis acutirostris", dataZone. Charles Darwin Foundation, https://datazone.darwinfoundation.org/en/checklist/?species=18574. Accessed 25 May 2024.