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Aptornis otidiformis Owen, 1844

North Island adzebill, Aptornis

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Dinornis otidiformis Owen, 1844; Aptornis otidiformes Owen, 1844

 

Conservation Status

 

 

Distribution

North Island, New Zealand

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

Owen, Richard. (1844). On Dinornis, an extinct genus of tridactyle struthious birds, with descriptions of portions of the  skeleton of five species which formerly existed in New Zealand. Transactions of the Zoological Society of London 3: 243-276.

 

Other references:

Boast, Alexander P. et al. (2019). Mitochondrial Genomes from New Zealand’s Extinct Adzebills (Aves: Aptornithidae: Aptornis) Support a Sister-Taxon Relationship with the Afro-Madagascan Sarothruridae. Diversity 11(2): 24.

Holdaway, Richard N., Worthy, Trevor H. and Tennyson, Alan J. D. (2001). A working list of breeding bird species of the New Zealand region at first human contact. New Zealand Journal of Zoology 28: 119-187.

Houde, P.; Cooper, A.; Leslie, E.; Shand, A. E.; Montano, G. A. 1997: Phylogeny and evolution of 12S rDNA in gruiformes (Aves). Pp. 117-154 In: Mindell, D. P. ed. Avian molecular evolution and systematics. San Diego, Academic Press. 382 pp.

Hume, Julian Pender and Walters, Michael. (2012). Extinct Birds. London: T & AD Poyser.

Livezey, Bradley C. (1994). The carpometacarpus of Apterornis. Notornis 41(1): 51-60.

Livezey, Bradley C. (1998). A phylogenetic analysis of the Gruiformes (Aves) based on morphological characters, with an emphasis on the rails (Rallidae). Phil.Trans. R. Soc. Lond. B 353: 2077-2151.

Medway, David G. (1971). Sub-fossil avian remains from the Awakino - Mahoenui area. Notornis 18(3): 218-219.

Musser, Grace M. and Cracraft, Joel. (2019). A New Morphological Dataset Reveals a Novel Relationship for the Adzebills of New Zealand (Aptornis) and Provides a Foundation for Total Evidence Neoavian Phylogenetics. American Museum Novitates 3927: 1-70. [Abstract]

Olson, Storrs L. (1977). A synopsis of the fossil Rallidae, pp. 339-373. In: Ripley, S. D. Rails of the World. Boston: Godine.

Olson, Storrs L. (1985). The fossil record of birds, pp. 79-252. In: Farner, D. S.; King, J. R.; Parkes, K. C. ed. Avian biology, Vol. VIII. New York, Academic Press.

OPINION 1874. Aptornis Owen, 1848 (Aves): conserved as the correct original spelling. Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 54(2): 142-143, 1997.

Owen, Richard. (1843). [Proceedings of a meeting of January 24, 1843]. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London [1843](120): 8-10.

Owen, Richard. (1848). On Dinornis (Part III): Containing a description of the skull and beak of that genus, and of the same characteristic parts of Palapteryx, and of two other genera of birds, Notornis and Nestor; forming part of an extensive series or ornithic remains discovered by Mr. Walter mantell at Waingongoro, North Island of New Zealand. Transactions of the Zoological Society of London 3: 345-378.

Owen, Richard. (1870). On Dinornis (Part XV): Containing a description of the skull, femur, tibia, fibula, and metatarsus of Aptornis defossor, Owen, from near Oamuru, Middle Island, New Zealand; with additional observations on Aptornis otidiformis, on Notornis mantelli, and on Dinornis curtus. Transactions of the Zoological Society of London 7: 353-380.

Parker, W. K. (1866). On the structure and development of the skull in the ostrich tribe. Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London clvi: 113.

Hugh Robertson, John Dowding, Graeme Elliott, Rod Hitchmough, Colin Miskelly, Colin O’Donnell, Ralph Powlesland, Paul Sagar, Paul Scofield, Graeme Taylor. (2013). Conservation status of New Zealand birds, 2012. New Zealand Threat Classification Series 4. 22 pp.

Trotter, M. M. (1965). Avian remains from North Otago archaeological sites. Notornis 12(3): 176-178. ["[i]Aptornis otidiformis[/i]", but from the South Island and therefore likely referable to [i]A. defossor[/i]]

Turbott, E. G. (Convener). (1990). Checklist of the birds of New Zealand and the Ross Dependency, Antarctica, 3rd. ed. Auckland, Random Century and the Ornithological Society of New Zealand. 247 pp.

Weber, E. and Hesse, A. (1995). The systematic position of Aptornis, a flightless bird from New Zealand. Courier Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg 181: 292-301.

Williams, G. R. (1962). Extinction and the land and freshwater-inhabiting birds of New Zealand. Notornis 10(1): 15-32.

Worthy, Trevor H. (1989). The glossohyal and thyroid bone of Aptornis otidiformes. Notornis 36(3): 248.

Worthy, Trevor H. and Holdaway, Richard N. (2000). Terrestrial fossil vertebrate faunas from inland Hawke's Bay, North Island, New Zealand. Part 1. Records of the Canterbury Museum 14: 89-154.

Worthy, Trevor H. and Holdaway, Richard N. (2002). The Lost World of the Moa. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

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