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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

Extinct

Last record: Holocene?

 

Distribution

Henderson Island

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

 

 

References

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. https://doi.org/10.1093/zoolinnean/zlaa115 [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.

http://extinctanimals.proboards.com/thread/7842/prosobonia-sp-henderson-sandpiper

 

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