Galapagos Species Checklist

Geospiza propinqua

Ridgway, 1894

Domain Eukaryota
Kingdom Animalia
Division Chordata
Class Aves
Order Passeriformes
Family Thraupidae
Genus Geospiza

Geospiza propinqua  Ridgway, 1894


English common name: Genovesa Cactus-finch

Spanish common name: Pinzón de cactus de Genovesa

Taxonomic comments: Syn.: Geospiza scandens (Gould, 1837); Geospiza scandens abingdoni (P. L. Sclater & Salvin, 1870); Geospiza scandens intermedia Ridgway, 1894; Geospiza scandens rothschildi Heller & Snodgrass, 1901; Geospiza scandens scandens (Gould, 1837); Cactornis scandens Gould, 1837; Cactornis assimilis Gould, 1837; Cactornis abingdoni (Sclater & Salvin, 1870).

Name status: Accepted name; taxon occurs in Galapagos.

Description: Similar to Common Cactus Finch.

Last updated: 28 Aug 2017


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    Taxon occurs only in Galapagos.

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    Questionable Endemic
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IUCN Status

Considered to be facing a high risk of extinction in the wild.

Vulnerable - Considered to be facing a high risk of extinction in the wild.

The IUCN Red List assessments presented here may deviate from the global IUCN listings for the following reasons:

  • for well-known species groups, such as vascular plants or vertebrates, updates proposed to the IUCN are shown, rather than the outdated, but currently-used status;
  • for poorly-known species groups, such as lichenized fungi, a general assessment is not currently possible, therefore the list presented here is the regional IUCN Red List for the Galapagos Archipelago.


Present only in Genovesa Island.


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