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Porzana sp. nov. ‘Maui’

Medium Maui crake, Medium Maui rail

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Porzana undescribed species (Tyrberg, 2009:81)

 

Conservation Status

Extinct

 

Distribution

Maui, Hawaiian Islands, USA

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

 

 

References

Milberg, Per and Tyrberg, Tommy. (1993). Naïve birds and noble savages - a review of man-caused prehistoric extinctions of island birds. Ecography 16: 229-250.

Olson, Storrs L. and James, Helen F. (1982). Prodromus of the fossil avifauna of the Hawaiian Islands. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology 365: 1-59.

Olson, Storrs L. and James, Helen F. (1984). The role of Polynesians in the extinction of the avifauna of the Hawaiian islands, pp. 768-780. In: Martin, P. S. and Klein, R. G. (eds.). Quaternary Extinctions: A Prehistoric Revolution. Tuscon, Arizona: University of Arizona Press.

Olson, Storrs L. and James, Helen F. (1991). Descriptions of thirty-two new species of birds from the Hawaiian Islands: Part 1. Non-Passeriformes. Ornithological Monographs 45: 1-88.

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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