Cnemiornis calcitrans Owen, 1866:396
South Island goose, Flightless goose
Taxonomy & Nomenclature
Synonym/s: Cnemiornis minor Forbes, 1892:185
South Island, New Zealand
Biology & Ecology
Above: South Island Goose. Cnemiornis calcitrans. From the series: Extinct Birds of New Zealand., 2004, Masterton, by Paul Martinson. Purchased 2006. © Te Papa. CC BY-NC-ND 4.0. Te Papa (2006-0010-1/27)
Original scientific description:
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