Coenocorypha miratropica Worthy, 2003:95

Viti Levu snipe



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status




Viti Levu, Fiji


Biology & Ecology




Holotype: NMNZ S.38711 (left humerus)


Paratype: NMNZ S.38711 (14 bones)






Original scientific description:

Worthy T. H. (2003). A new extinct species of snipe Coenocorypha from Viti Levu, Fiji. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists' Club 123: 90-103.


Other 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.

Hume, Julian Pender and Walters, Michael. (2012). Extinct Birds. London: T & AD Poyser.

Tennyson, Alan J. D. and Bartle, J. A. (2008). Catalogue of type specimens of birds in the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. Tuhinga 19: 185-207.

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.


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