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Gallinula mortierii reperta De Vis, 1888

Mainland native hen, Australian native hen

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Baird (1984) considers G. m. reperta to fall within the morphological variation of the nominate subspecies (G. m. mortierii) and hence does not recognize its validity as a separate subspecies.

 

Conservation Status

Last record: Holocene

 

Distribution

Mainland Australia

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

De Vis, Charles W. (1888). A glimpse of the post-Tertiary avifauna of Queensland. Proccedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 3:1277-92.

 

Other references:

Baird, Robert F. (1984). The Pleistocene distribution of the Tasmanian Native Hen Gallinula mortierii mortierii. Emu 84: 119-123.

Baird, Robert F. (1986). Tasmanian native hen Gallinula mortierii: The first late Pleistocene record from Queensland. The Emu. 86: 121-122.

Baird, Robert F. (1991). The Dingo as a Possible Factor in the Disappearance of Gallinula mortierii from the Australian Mainland. Emu 91: 121-122.

https://extinctanimals.proboards.com/thread/15099/tasmanian-native-hen

 

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