The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database


Leptoptilos robustus


Species Authority
Meijer & Due, 2010
Common Name
Flores, Indonesia
Last Record
Late Pleistocene
IUCN status
Not evaluated
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Taxonomic Notes
All known material of [i]L. robustus[/i] has come from Liang Bua limestone cave so far (Meijer & Due, 2010; Meijer et al. 2013).
[b]Original Scientific Description:[/b]
Meijer, Hanneke J. M. and Due, R. A. (2010). A new species of giant marabou stork (Aves: Ciconiiformes) from the Pleistocene of Liang Bua, Flores (Indonesia). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 160: 707-724. [[url=]Abstract[/url]]
[b]Species Bibliography:[/b]
Meijer, Hanneke J. M. et al. (2013). Late Pleistocene-Holocene non-passerine avifauna of Liang Bua (Flores, Indonesia). Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 33(4): 877-894. [[url=]Abstract[/url]]
Meijer, Hanneke J. M. et al. (2015). Continental-style avian extinctions on an oceanic island. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 429: 163-170. [[url=]Abstract[/url]]
Sutikna, Thomas et al. (2018). [url=]The spatio-temporal distribution of archaeological and faunal finds at Liang Bua (Flores, Indonesia) in light of the revised chronology for [i]Homo floresiensis[/i][/url]. Journal of Human Evolution 124: 52-74.