Prosobonia sauli De Pietri et al., 2020

Henderson Island sandpiper



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

According to (Wragg & Weisler, 1994:64) P. sauli differs from the sole extant member of the genus, P. cancellata, by possessing "reduced outer wing bones and longer leg bones".


Conservation Status


Last record: Holocene?



Henderson Island


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

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. [Abstract]


Other references:

Wragg, Graham M. (1995). The fossil birds of Henderson Island, Pitcairn Group: natural turnover and human impact, a synopsis. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 56: 405-414.

Wragg, G. M. and Weisler, M. I. (1994). Extinctions and new records of birds from Henderson Island, Pitcairn group, south Pacific Ocean. Notornis 41(1): 61-70.


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