Anas gibberifrons remissa Ripley, 1942:94

Rennell Island teal



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Anas castanea remissa Ripley, 1942:94; Anas gracilis remissa Ripley, 1942:94


An invalid subspecies according to (Dickinson, 2003).


Conservation Status

Invalid (synonym)

Last record: 1959 (Hume & Walters, 2012)



Rennell Island, Solomon Islands


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Ripley, S. D. (1942). A review of the species Anas castanea. The Auk 59(1): 90-99.


Other references:

Bradley, D. and Wolfe, T. (1956). The birds of Rennell Island, pp. 85-120. In: The Natural History of Rennell Island, vol. 1. Copenhagen: Danish Science Press.

Dickinson, E. C. (ed.). (2003). The Howard and Moore Complete Checklist of the Birds of the World. London: Christopher Helm.

Hume, Julian Pender and Walters, Michael. (2012). Extinct Birds. London: T & AD Poyser. 544 pp.

Young, H. Glyn, Tonge, Simon J. and Hume, Julian Pender. (1996). Review of Holocene wildfowl extinctions. Wildfowl 47: 167-181.


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