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Anas chlorotis ssp. nov 'Chatham Islands'

Chatham teal, Chatham duck

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

 

 

Conservation Status

Extinct
Last record: subfossil (1915?)

 

Distribution

Chatham Islands, New Zealand

 

"Brown Teal also occurred on Chatham Island where they differentiated into a somewhat smaller and shorter-winged form (P Millener, pers. comm.)."
 
(DoC, 1996:5)
 
"A by-product of this work has been the discovery that the brown teal that once inhabited Chatham Islands were a distinct taxon."
 
(Southey & Hitchmough, 2000:1)

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

 

 

References

Department of Conservation. (1996). Brown Teal (Pateke) Anas chlorotis Recovery Plan. Threatened Species Recovery Plan No. 19. 39 pp.
 
Fleming, C. A. (1939). Birds of the Chatham Islands. The Emu 38: 380-413. [relevant citation?]
 
Southey, I. and Hitchmough, R. (2000). Morphological variation in New Zealand brown teal (Anas chlorotis). Conservation Advisory Science Notes No. 325, Department of Conservation, Wellington.

 

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