Cereopsis novaezealandiae Oliver, 1955



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Now considered to be a misidentified Cape Barren goose (Cereopsis novaehollandiae) skull, from a translocated population that possibly still survives there (Fuller, 1988).


Conservation Status

Invalid (synonym)

Last record: subfossil



New Zealand


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Oliver, W. R. B. (1955). New Zealand Birds. Wellington: A. H. and A. W. Reed.


Other references:

Fuller, Errol. (1988). Extinct Birds. New York: Facts on File Publications. 256 pp.

Rothschild, Lionel Walter. (1907). Extinct birds: an attempt to write in one volume a short account of those birds which have become extinct in historical times, that is within the last six or seven hundred years: to which are added a few which still exist, but are on the verge of extinction. London: Hutchinson & Co. XXIX + 243 pp. [p. 99]