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Ducula lakeba Worthy, 2001

Lakeba imperial pigeon

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

 

 

Conservation Status

Extinct

 

Distribution

Lakeba, Fiji

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

Holotype: Fiji Museum, Archaeology Department 197-3-W-1-6, 6.

Type locality: "Qara-ni-puqa Rockshelter (site 197), Lakeba Island, Fiji Group"

 

Paratypes:

n=18 (see Worthy, 2001)

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

Worthy, Trevor H. (2001). A giant flightless pigeon, gen.et sp. nov., and a new species of Ducula (Aves: Columbidae) from Quatenary deposits in Fiji. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand 31: 763-794.

 

Other references:

Hume, Julian Pender and Walters, Michael. (2012). Extinct Birds. London: T & AD Poyser.

Worthy, Trevor H. and Clark, Geoffrey. (2009). Bird, mammal and reptile remains, pp. 231-258. In: Clark, Geoffrey and Anderson, Atholl (eds.). Terra Australis 31: The Early Prehistory of Fiji. Canberra: ANU Press.

http://extinctanimals.proboards.com/thread/8186/ducula-lakeba-imperial-pigeon

 

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