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Porphyrio sp. nov. 'Rota'

Rota swamphen, Mariana swamphen

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Porphyrio undescribed species E (Tyrberg, 2009:82) (in part)

 

Conservation Status

Extinct

 

Distribution

Rota, Marianas Islands

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

 

 

References

Steadman DW (1999) The prehistory of vertebrates, especially birds, on Tinian, Aguiguan, and Rota, Northern Mariana Islands. Micronesica 31, 319–345.

Steadman, David W. (2006). Extinction and Biogeography of Tropical Pacific Birds. Chicago: University Of Chicago Press. xiv + 594 pp.

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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