Coenocorypha neocaledonica Worthy, Anderson & Sand, 2013

New Caledonia[n] snipe



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Coenocorypha? sp. (Balouet & Olson, 1989:32); Coenocorypha sp. nov. ‘New Caledonia’ (used here before formal description)


Conservation Status




New Caledonia


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Worthy, Trevor, Anderson, Atholl, and Sand, Christophe. (2013). An extinct Austral snipe Aves: Coenocorypha from New Caledonia. Emu 113(4): 383-393. [Abstract]


Other references:

Anderson, Atholl, Sand, Christophe, Petchey, Fiona and Worthy, Trevor H. (2010). Faunal Extinction and Human Habitation in New Caledonia: Initial Results and Implications of New Research at the Pindai Caves. Journal of Pacific Archaeology 1(1): 89-109.

Balouet, Jean Christophe and Olson, Storrs L. (1989). Fossil Birds from Late Quaternary Deposits in New Caledonia. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology 469: 1-38, 16 figures, 13 tables.


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