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Columba melitensis Lydekker, 1891

Maltese pigeon (proposed)

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

 

 

Conservation Status

Extinct

 

Distribution

Malta

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

Lydekker, Richard. (1891). On the remains of some large extinct birds from the cavern deposits of Malta. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 28: 403-411. [published in 1890?]

 

Other references:

Hunt, Christopher O. and Schembri, Patrick J. (1999). Quaternary environments and biogeography of the Maltese Islands, pp. 41-75. In: Mifsud, A. and Savona Ventura, C. (eds.). Facets of Maltese Prehistory. Malta: The Prehistoric Society of Malta, vii + 243 pp.

Mlíkovský, Jiří. (2002). Cenozoic Birds of the World: Part 1: Europe. Praha, Czech Republic: Ninox Press. 406 pp.

 

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