Rhynochetos orarius Balouet & Olson, 1989:28

Lowland kagu, Coastal kagu

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Now considered a synonym of the extant R. jubatus (Theuerkauf & Gula, 2018).

 

Conservation Status

Invalid (synonym)

Last record: Holocene

 

Distribution

New Caledonia, Melanesia

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

Holotype: NCP 700

Type locality: "Pindai Cave, Nepoui Peninsula, west coast of New Caledonia. 21°20'S, 164°57'E."

 

Paratypes (Pindai cave):

NCP 701 to 722

NCP 730 to 737

NCP 740 to 753

NCP 760 to 767

NCP 770 to 781

NCP 800 to 805

NCP 810 to 819

NCP 830 to 838

NCP 840 to 852

NCP 860 to 867

NCP 870 to 871

NCP 875 to 876

NCP 880 to 884

NCP 890 to 891

NCP 900 to 903

NCP 910 to 927

NCP 930 to 937

NCP 940 to 945

NCP 950 to 976

NCP 980

 

Paratypes (Gille cave):

 

NCK 306

NCK 341

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

Balouet, Jean Christophe and Olson, Storrs L. (1989). Fossil Birds from Late Quaternary Deposits in New Caledonia. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology 469: 1-38, 16 figures, 13 tables.

 

Other references:

Anderson, Atholl, Sand, Christophe, Petchey, Fiona and Worthy, Trevor H. (2010). Faunal Extinction and Human Habitation in New Caledonia: Initial Results and Implications of New Research at the Pindai Caves. Journal of Pacific Archaeology 1(1): 89-109.

del Hoyo, J. Elliott, A. & Sargatal, J. (editors). (1996) Handbook of the Birds of the World. Volume 3: Hoatzin to Auks. Lynx Edicions.

Hume, Julian Pender and Walters, Michael. (2012). Extinct Birds. London: T & AD Poyser. 544 pp.

Steadman, David (2006). Extinction and Biogeography in Tropical Pacific Birds. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. [p. 158]

Theuerkauf, Jörn and Gula, Roman. (2018). Indirect evidence for body size reduction in a fightless island bird after human colonisation. Journal of Ornithology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10336-018-1545-0

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lowland_kagu

 

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