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Prosobonia sp. nov. ‘Cook Islands’

Mangaian sandpiper, Cook Islands sandpiper

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

 

 

Conservation Status

Extinct

Last record: Holocene?

 

Distribution

Mangaia, Cook Islands, New Zealand

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

 

 

References

Vanesa L. De Pietri, Trevor H. Worthy, R. Paul Scofield, Theresa L. Cole, Jamie R. Wood, Kieren J. Mitchell, Alice Cibois, Justin J. F. J. Jansen, Alan J. Cooper, Shaohong Feng, Wanjun Chen, Alan J. D. Tennyson & Graham M. Wragg. (2020). A new extinct species of Polynesian sandpiper (Charadriiformes: Scolopacidae: Prosobonia) from Henderson Island, Pitcairn Group, and the phylogenetic relationships of Prosobonia. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. https://doi.org/10.1093/zoolinnean/zlaa115

Steadman, David W. (1995). Prehistoric Extinctions of Pacific Island Birds: Biodiversity Meets Zooarchaeology. Science 267(5201): 1123-1131.

Steadman, David W. (2006). Extinction and Biogeography of Tropical Pacific Birds. Chicago: University Of Chicago Press. xiv + 594 pp.

Steadman, D. W. and Kirch, P. V. (1990). Prehistoric extinction of birds on Mangaia, Cook Islands, Polynesia. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 87: 9605-9609.

 

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