The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database


Apteryx owenii iredalei


Species Authority
Mathews, 1935:180
Stictapteryx owenii iredalei Mathews, 1935:180
Common Name
North Island little spotted kiwi, Little spotted kiwi (generic)
Tararua Range, North Island, New Zealand
Last Record
1875 (Hume & Walters, 2012:23)
IUCN status
Not evaluated
TSE forum thread
Taxonomic Notes
Not considered distinct by (Dickinson, 2003).
Only known from the holotype (Hume & Walters, 2012:24).
[b]Original Scientific Description:[/b]
Mathews, Gregory M. (1935). [url=]"Remarks on [i]Apteryx australis[/i] and [i]Stictapteryx owenii[/i], with necessary changes of nomenclature"[/url]. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists' Club 55: 179-180.
[b]Species Bibliography:[/b]
Dickinson, E. C. (ed.). (2003). The Howard and Moore Complete Checklist of the Birds of the World. London: Christopher Helm.
Herbert, J. and Daugherty, C. H. (2002). Genetic variation, systematics and management of kiwi, pp. 11-34. In: Overmars, F. (ed.). Some early 1990's studies in kiwi (Apteryx spp.) genetics and management. Science & Research Internal Report 191. Wellington, New Zealand: Department of Conservation.
Hume, Julian Pender and Walters, Michael. (2012). Extinct Birds. London: T & AD Poyser.
Kieren J. Mitchell, Bastien Llamas, Julien Soubrier, Nicolas J. Rawlence, Trevor H. Worthy, Jamie Wood, Michael S. Y. Lee, Alan Cooper. Ancient DNA reveals elephant birds and kiwi are sister taxa and clarifies ratite bird evolution. Science, 2014 DOI: 10.1126/science.1251981
Shepherd, L. D. and Lambert, D. M. (2008). Ancient DNA and conservation: lessons from the endangered kiwi of New Zealand. [i]Mol. Ecol.[/i] [b]17[/b]: 2174-2184.