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.

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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