?Megapodius sp. nov. ‘Ofu’



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Megapodius undescribed species Tyrberg, 2009:69


Conservation Status




Ofu, Samoa


Biology & Ecology










Steadman DW (1990) Archaeological bird bones from Ofu, Manu’a, American Samoa: extirpation of shearwaters and petrels. Archaeology in Oceania 25, 14–15.

Steadman, David W. (1991). The identity and taxonomic status of Megapodius stairi and M. Burnabyi (Aves, Megapodiidae). Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash. 104(4): 870-877.

Steadman, David W. (1994). Bird bones from the Toàga site, Ofu, American Samoa: prehistoric loss of seabirds and megapodes. Univ. Calif. Archaeo. Res. Fac. Contrib. 51: 217-228.

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

Steadman DW (2006) Extinction and Biogeography of Tropical Paci; c Birds. University of Chicago Press, Chicago.

Tyrberg, Tommy. (2009). Holocene avian extinctions, pp. 63-106. In: Turvey, Samuel T. (ed.). Holocene Extinctions. Oxford, UK & New York, USA: Oxford University Press. xii + 352 pp.


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