Ducula tihonireasini Rigal, Kirch & Worthy, 2018



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status




Mangareva, Gambier Islands, French Polynesia


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Rigal, Stanislas, Kirch, Patrick V. and Worthy, Trevor H. (2018). New prehistoric avifaunas from the Gambier Group, French Polynesia. Palaeontologia Electronica 21.3.43.


Other references:

Kirch PV (2007) Three islands and an archipelago: reciprocal interactions between humans and island ecosystems in Polynesia. Earth and Environmental Science Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh 98, 85–99.

Sayol, Ferran, Steinbauer, Manuel J., Blackburn, Tim M., Antonelli, Alexandre and Faurby, Søren. (2020). Anthropogenic extinctions conceal widespread evolution of flightlessness in birds. Science Advances 6(49): eabb6095. [Supplementary Material (Data File S1)]

Tyrberg, Tommy. (2009). Holocene avian extinctions, pp. 63-106. In: Turvey, Samuel T. (ed.). Holocene Extinctions. Oxford, UK & New York, USA: Oxford University Press. xii + 352 pp.

Worthy TH and Tennyson AJD (2004) Avifaunal assemblages from the Nenega-iti and Onemea sites. In Kirch PV and C onte E, eds, Archaeological Investigations in the Mangareva Islands (Gambier Archipelago), French Polynesia, pp. 122–127. Archaeological Research Facility, University of California, Berkeley.


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