Progura gallinacea De Vis, 1888

Giant malleefowl, Australian giant megapode

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Leipoa gallinacea De Vis, 1888; Chosornis prateritus De Vis, 1889; Palaeopelargus nobilis De Vis, 1891

 

Conservation Status

Extinct

Last record: Late Pleistocene

 

Distribution

Australia

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

De Vis, Charles W. (1888a). Australian ancestry of the crowned pigeon of New Guinea. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland 5: 127-131.

 

Other references:

Boles, Walter. (2004). Systematics of the Australian giant megapodes [i]Progura[/i] (Aves: Megapodiidae), pp. 7. In: Buffetaut, Eric and Loeuff, Jean Le (eds.). Sixth International Meeting of the Society of Avian Paleontology and Evolution, 28 September-3 October, 2004, Quillan, France. 70 pp.

Boles, Walter E. (2008). Systematics of the fossil Australian giant megapodes [i]Progura[/i] (Aves: Megapodiidae). Oryctos 7: 195-295.

Boles, Walter E. and Mackness, B. (1994). Birds from the Bluff Downs Local Fauna, Allingham Formation, Queensland. Records of the South Australian Museum 27: 139-149.

De Vis, Charles W. (1888b). A glimpse of the post-Tertiary avifauna of Queensland. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales, series 2, 3: 1277-1292.

De Vis, Charles W. (1889). Additions to the list of fossil birds. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland, 6: 55-58.

De Vis, Charles W. (1891). Residue of the extinct birds of Queensland as yet detected. Proceedings of the Linnean Society New South Wales, series 2, 6: 437-456.

Grellet-Tinner, Gerald, Spooner, Nigel A. and Worthy, Trevor H. (2016). Is the “Genyornis” egg of a mihirung or another extinct bird from the Australian dreamtime? Quaternary Science Reviews 133: 147-164.

Hocknull, Scott A. et al. (2020). Extinction of eastern Sahul megafauna coincides with sustained environmental deterioration. Nature Communications 11: 2250. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-020-15785-w

Jones, Darryl and Göth, Ann. (2008). Mound-Builders. Australian Natural History Series. Collingwood, VIC: CSIRO Publishing. 119 pp.

Murray, P. F. (1991). The Pleistocene megafauna of Australia, pp. 1071-1164. In: Vickers-Rich, P., Monaghan, J. M., Baird, R. F., and Rich, T. H. Vertebrate Palaeontology of Australiasia. Lilydale, Victoria: Pioneer Design Studio.

Pledge, Neville S. (1990). The Upper Fossil Fauna of the Henschke Fossil Cave, Naracoorte, South Australia. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum (Proceedings of the De Vis Symposium) 28(1): 247-262.

Rich, P. V., van Tets, G. F., Knight, F. (eds.). (1985). Kadimakara: Extinct Vertebrates of Australia. Lilydale, Melbourne: Pioneer Design Studio. [pp. 195-199]

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.).

van Tets, Gerry F. (1984). A checklist of extinct fossil Australasian birds, pp. 469-475. In: Archer, M. and Clayton, G. (eds.). Vertebrate Zoogeography and Evolution in Australasia. Carlisle: Hesperian Press.

Wells, Rod T., Moriarty, K. and Williams, D. L. G. (1984). The fossil vertebrate deposits of Victoria Fossil Cave Naracoorte: an introduction to the geology and fauna. The Australian Zoologist 21(4): 305-333.

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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