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Tongoenas burleyi Steadman & Takano, 2020

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

 

 

Conservation Status

Extinct

 

Distribution

Foa, Lifuka, `Uiha, Ha`afeva, Tongatapu, and `Eua, Tonga

 

Biology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

Steadman, David W. and Takano, Oona M. (2020). A new genus and species of pigeon (Aves, Columbidae) from the Kingdom of Tonga, with an evaluation of hindlimb osteology of columbids from Oceania. Zootaxa 4810(3): 401-420. [Abstract]

 

Other references:

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

https://www.techexplorist.com/tongoenas-burleyi-extinct-species-half-meter-long-pigeon/34054/

 

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