Hovacrex roberti Andrews, 1897:356

Hova gallinule



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Tribonyx roberti Andrews, 1897:356


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Original scientific description:

Andrews, Chas W. (1897). On some fossil remains of carinate birds from Madagascar. Ibis, series 7, 3(11): 343-359, pls. 8-9.


Other references:

Brodkorb, Pierce. (1965). New taxa of fossil birds. Quarterly Journal of The Florida Academy of Sciences 28: 197-198.

Goodman, S. M. (1999). Holocene bird subfossils from the sites of Ampasambazimba, Antsirabe and Ampoza, Madagascar:Changes in the avifauna of south central Madagascar over the past few millennia. In: Adams, N.J. & Slotow, R.H. (eds) Proc. 22 Int. Ornithol. Congr., Durban: 3071-3083. Johannesburg: BirdLife South Africa.

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

Olson, Storrs L. (1977). A synopsis on the fossil Rallidae, pp. ?-?. In: Ripley, S. D. Rails of the World: A Monograph of the Family Rallidae. Boston: Codine.


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