Coua primaeva Milne-Edwards & Grandidier, 1895

Ancient coua



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: subfossil





Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Milne-Edwards, A. and Grandidier, A. (1895). Sur des ossements d’oiseaux provenant des terrains récents de Madagascar. [i]Bull. Mus. Hist. Nat. Paris[/i] [b]1[/b]: 9-11.


Other references:

Brodkorb, Pierce. (1971). Catalogue of fossil birds. Part 4 (Columbiformes through Piciformes). Bulletin of the Florida State Museum, Biological Sciences 15: 163-266.

Goodman SM and Rakotozafy LMA (1997) Subfossil birds from coastal sites in western and southwestern Madagascar: a paleoenvironmental reconstruction. In Goodman SM and Patterson BD, eds, Natural Change and Human Impact in Madagascar, pp. 257–279. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington and London.

Lambrecht, Kàlmàn. (1933). Handbuch der Palaeornithologie. Gebrüder Borntraeger, Berlin. 1024 pp.

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.


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