Ducula shutleri Worthy & Burley, 2019

Shutler's fruit pigeon



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Ducula undescribed sp Milberg & Tyrberg, 1993:250; Ducula undescribed sp.


Conservation Status




'Eua, Lifuka etc. Tonga


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Worthy, Trevor H. and Burley, David V. (2019). Prehistoric avifaunas from the Kingdom of Tonga. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, zlz110, [Abstract]


Other references:

Franklin, Janet and Steadman, David W. (2008). Prehistoric species richness of birds on oceanic islands. Oikos 117: 1885-1891. [Abstract]

Milberg, Per and Tyrberg, Tommy. (1993). Naïve birds and noble savages - a review of man-caused prehistoric extinctions of island birds. Ecography 16: 229-250.

Steadman, David W. (1989). New species and records of birds (Aves: Megapodiidae, Columbidae) from an archaeological site on Lifuka, Tonga. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 102: 537-552.

Steadman, David W. (1995). Prehistoric Extinctions of Pacific Island Birds: Biodiversity Meets Zooarchaeology. Science 267(5201): 1123-1131.

Steadman, David W. (2006). Extinction and biogeography of tropical Pacific birds. Chicago & London: University of Chicago Press.

Steadman, David W., Pregill, Gregory K. and Burley, David V. (2002). Rapid prehistoric extinction of iguanas and birds in Polynesia. PNAS 99(6): 3673-3677.


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