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Gallirallus minor (Hamilton, 1892)

Little weka

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Ocydromus minor Hamilton, 1892 (original combination)

 

Conservation Status

Extinct

 

Distribution

South Island, New Zealand

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

Hamilton, A. (1892). On the fissures and caves at Castle Rocks, Southland; with a description of the remains of the existing and extinct birds found in them. Trans. N.Z. Inst. 25 88-106.


Other references:

Brodkorb, Pierce. (1967). Catalogue of fossil birds: Part 3 (Ralliformes, Ichthyornithiformes, Charadriiformes), Bulletin of the Florida State Museum, Biological Sciences 11 3: 99-220

Falla, R. A. (1960). Notes on some bones collected by Dr. Watters and Mr. Lindsay at Chatham Islands. Notornis 8(7): 226-227.

Lambrecht, K. (1933). Handbuch der Palaeornithologie, 1-1024.

Medway, David G. (1971). Sub-fossil avian remains from the Awakino - Mahoenui area. Notornis 18(3): 218-219.

Williams, G. R. (1962). Extinction and the land and freshwater-inhabiting birds of New Zealand. Notornis 10(1): 15-32.

 

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