Latagallina naracoortensis (van Tets, 1974:214)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Progura naracoortensis van Tets, 1974:214


Conservation Status

Last record: Late Pleistocene?





Biology & Ecology




Holotype: SAM. P.l 7856 ("an almost complete right tarsometatarsals")

Type locality: A small cave disclosed in Henschke's Quarry, Naracoorte, South Australia.



SAM P.I7I52 (a right tibiotarsus)

SAM P. 17153 (a left humerus)

SAM P. 1 7154 (distal end of a left humerus)

SAM P. 17157 (proximal end of right femur)

SAM P.17876. (distal part of right tibiotarsus)

SAM P. 1 7877 (right ulna)

SAM P. 1 7878 (left humerus)

SAM P. 1 7879 (distal part of left ulna)

SAM P.l 81 81 (a cervical vertebra)

SAM P.I8I82 (distal part of left ulna)

SAM P. 181 83 (proximal and distal parts of a right humerus)

SAM P. 1 81 84 (left radius)

SAM P.l 81 85 (proximal part of a right tarsometatarsus)

SAM P.l 8 1 86 (distal part of a right femur)

SAM P.1S187 (anterior fragment of synsacrum)

SAM P. 1 6700 (a right coracoid)


Referred Specimens:

QM F2769 (fragment of tarsometatarsus)






Original scientific description:

van Tets, Gerry F. (1974). A revision of the fossil Megapodiidae (Aves), including a description of a new species of Progura De Vis. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia 98(4): 213-224.


Other references:

Shute, Elen, Prideaux, Gavin J. and Worthy, Trevor H. (2017). Taxonomic review of the late Cenozoic megapodes (Galliformes: Megapodiidae) of Australia. Royal Society Open Science 4: 170233 (72 pp.).

Worthy, Trevor H. and Nguyen, Jacqueline M. T. (2020). An annotated checklist of the fossil birds of Australia. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia 144(1): 66-108.


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