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Leptoptilos robustus Meijer & Due, 2010

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

 

 

Conservation Status

Extinct

Last record: Late Pleistocene

 

Distribution

Flores, Indonesia

 

All known material of L. robustus has come from Liang Bua limestone cave so far (Meijer & Due, 2010; Meijer et al. 2013).

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

Meijer, Hanneke J. M. and Due, R. A. (2010). A new species of giant marabou stork (Aves: Ciconiiformes) from the Pleistocene of Liang Bua, Flores (Indonesia). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 160: 707-724. [Abstract]

 

Other references:

Meijer, Hanneke J. M. et al. (2013). Late Pleistocene-Holocene non-passerine avifauna of Liang Bua (Flores, Indonesia). Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 33(4): 877-894. [Abstract]

Meijer, Hanneke J. M. et al. (2015). Continental-style avian extinctions on an oceanic island. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 429: 163-170. [Abstract]

Sutikna, Thomas et al. (2018). The spatio-temporal distribution of archaeological and faunal finds at Liang Bua (Flores, Indonesia) in light of the revised chronology for Homo floresiensis. Journal of Human Evolution 124: 52-74.

http://www2.nrm.se/ve/birds/sape/SAPE_abstracts_2008.pdf

 

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