Bermuda Hawk / Bermuteo avivorus

Bermuda Hawk

SCI Name:  Bermuteo avivorus
Protonym:   Proc.Biol.Soc.Wash. 121(1) 130-141
Taxonomy:  Accipitriformes / Accipitridae /
Taxonomy Code:  berhaw1
Type Locality:  
Publish Year:  2008
IUCN Status:  


‡ (Accipitridae; Ϯ Bermuda Hawk B. avivorus) Bermuda; genus Buteo de Lacépède, 1799, buzzard; the Bermuda Hawk is known only from subfossil remains, but may have survived until the early 17th century; "Genus Bermuteo, new genus    Type species.—Bermuteo avivorus, new species.   ...   Etymology.—An amalgamation of Bermuda with the genus Buteo, from the Latin word buteo, a hawk, used for the European Buzzard Buteo buteo, and like that genus treated here as masculine in gender." (Olson 2008) (Storrs Olson in litt.).

L. avis  bird; -vorus  -eating  < vorare  to devour.