Megapodius andersoni Gray, 1862

Anderson's megapode, New Caledonia megapode



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

A hypothetical species



New Caledonia


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Gray, G. R. (1862 "1861"). List of species composing the Family Megapodiidae, with descriptions of new species, and some account of the habits of the species. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1861: 288-296.


Other references:

Balouet, J. C. and Olson, Storrs L. (1989). Fossil birds from late Quaternary deposits in New Caledonia. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology 469: 1-38.

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

Knox, Alan G. and Walters, Michael P. (1994). Extinct and endangered birds in the collections of The Natural History Museum. British Ornithologists' Club Occasional Publications 1: 1-292.

Steadman, David W. (2006). Extinction and Biogeography in tropical Pacific birds. Chicago & London: University of Chicago Press.


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