Megapodius sp. nov. ‘New Ireland’

New Ireland scrubfowl

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

 

 

Conservation Status

Extinct

Last record: Late Pleistocene

 

Distribution

New Ireland, Bismarck Archipelago, Papua New Guinea

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

 

 

References

Steadman, David W. (1999). The biogeography and extinction of megapodes in Oceania. Proceedings Third International Megapode Symposium. Zool. Verh. Leiden 327: 7-21.

Steadman, D.W., A. Plourde & D.V. Burley. (2002). Prehistoric butchery and consumption of birds in the Kingdom of Tonga. Journal of Archaeological Science 29: 571-584.

Steadman, David W., White, J. Peter and Allen, Jim. (1999). Prehistoric birds from New Ireland, Papua New Guinea: Extinctions on a large Melanesian island. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 96: 2563-2568.

http://extinctanimals.proboards.com/thread/6336/megapodius-sp-new-ireland-megapode

 

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