ANATIDAE gen. et. sp. indet. #4



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Anas undescribed species Tyrberg, 2009:67


Conservation Status




Viti Levu, Fiji


Biology & Ecology




The only known bone is a scapula from Vatumu Cave (Worthy & Anderson, 2009).






Sayol, Ferran, Steinbauer, Manuel J., Blackburn, Tim M., Antonelli, Alexandre and Faurby, Søren. (2020). Anthropogenic extinctions conceal widespread evolution of flightlessness in birds. Science Advances 6(49): eabb6095. [Supplementary Material (Data File S1)]

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.

Worthy TH (2003) A new extinct species of snipe Coenocorypha from Viti Levu, Fiji. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists’ Club 123, 90–103.

Worthy, Trevor H. and Anderson, Atholl. (2009). Results of palaeofaunal research, pp. 41-62. In: Clark, Geoffrey Richard and Anderson, Atoll (eds.). The Early Prehistory of Fiji. Terra Australis 31. Canberra: ANU E Press. 437 pp. [p. 49]


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