Pritchardia sp. nov. ''Atiu'



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Extinct if distinct

Last record: subfossil (Steadman, 2006)


May refer to Pritchardia mitiaroana (cf. Butaud & Hodel, 2017:150).



'Atiu, Cook Islands


Biology & Ecology










Butaud, Jean-François and Hodel, Donald R. (2017). A new species of Pritchardia from the Marquesas Islands with notes on the genus in French Polynesia. Palms 61(3): 139-154.

Ellison, J. C. (1994). Palaeo-lake and swamp stratigraphic records of Holocene vegetation and sea-level changes, Mangaia, Cook Islands. Pacific Science 48: 1-15.

Parkes, A. (1994). Holocene environments and vegetational change on four Polynesian islands. PhD thesis, University of Hull, England.

Parkes, A. (1997). Environmental change and the impact of Polynesian colonization: sedimentary records from Central Polynesia, pp. 166-199 In: Kirch, P. V. and Hunt, T. L. (eds.). Historical Ecology in the Pacific Islands. Yale University Press, New Haven, CT.

Prebble, Matthew and Dowe, John L. (2008). The late Quaternary decline and extinction of palms on Pacific islands. Quaternary Science Reviews 27(27-28): 2546-2567.

Steadman, David W. (2006). Extinction and Biogeography of Tropical Pacific Birds. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.


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