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?Tadorna sp. nov. 'Chatham Islands'

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Tadorna "Chathams" (Holdaway et al., 2001:130); Tadorna undescribed species (Tyrberg, 2009:67)

 

Conservation Status

Extinct

Last record: Holocene?

 

Distribution

Mangere Island, Chatham Islands, New Zealand

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

 

 

References

Holdaway, Richard N., Worthy, Trevor H. and Tennyson, Alan J. D. (2001). A working list of breeding bird species of the New Zealand region at first human contact. New Zealand Journal of Zoology 28: 119-187.

Millener PR (1999) The history of the Chatham Islands’ bird fauna of the last 7000 years—a chronicle of change and extinction. In Olson SL, ed., Avian Paleontology at the Close of the 20th Century: Proceedings of the 4th International Meeting of the Society of Avian Paleontology and Evolution, Washington DC ., 4–7 June 1996. Smithsonian Contributions to Paleobiology 89, 85–109.

Tennyson, A. J. D. and Millener, P. R. (1994). Bird extinctions and fossil bones from Mangere Island, Chatham Islands. Notornis (supplement) 41: 165-178.

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.

 

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