The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database


Vorombe titan Andrews, 1894

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Aepyornis titan Andrews 1894:18; Aepyornis ingens Milne-Edwards and Grandidier, 1894:124

 

Conservation Status

Last record: Holocene

 

Distribution

Madagascar

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

Andrews, C. W. (1894). A new species of Aepyornis (AE. titan). Geol. Mag. 1: 18-20.

 

Other references:

Hansford, James P. and Turvey, Samuel T. (2018). Unexpected diversity within the extinct elephant birds (Aves: Aepyornithidae) and a new identity for the world's largest bird. R. Soc. Open Sci. 5: 181295.

Hansford, James P. and Turvey, Samuel T. (2020). Correction to ‘Unexpected diversity within the extinct elephant birds (Aves: Aepyornithidae) and a new identity for the world's largest bird’. R. Soc. Open Sci. 7: 201358. https://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsos.201358

Torres, Christopher R. and Clarke, Julia A. (2018). Nocturnal giants: evolution of the sensory ecology in elephant birds and other palaeognaths inferred from digital brain reconstructions. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, Biological Sciences. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2018.1540 [Abstract]

 

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