ANATIDAE gen. et. sp. indet. #1

Giant O’ahu goose



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonyms: "Supernumerary Oahu goose" Olson & James, 1982:34, 44, 1984:771, 1991:47; Tyrberg, 2009:68


Conservation Status

Extinct or invalid



Oahu, Hawaiian Islands, USA


Biology & Ecology










Olson SL and James HF (1982) Prodromus of the fossil avifauna of the Hawaiian Islands. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology 365, 1–59.

Olson SL and James HF (1984) The role of Polynesians in the extinction of the avifauna of the Hawaiian islands. In Martin PS and Klein RG, eds, Quaternary Extinctions: a Prehistoric Revolution, pp. 768–780. University of Arizona Press, Tucson.

Olson SL and James HF (1991) Descriptions of thirty two new species of birds from the Hawaiian Islands: Part I. Non-Passeriformes. Ornithological Monographs 45, 1–88.

Tyrberg, Tommy. (2009). Holocene avian extinctions, pp. 63-106. In: Turvey, Samuel T. (ed.). Holocene Extinctions. Oxford, UK & New York, USA: Oxford University Press. xii + 352 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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