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Ardea bennuides Hoch, 1979

Bennu heron, Giant heron

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

 

 

Conservation Status

Extinct

Last record: c. 2,500 BC (Tyrberg, 2009)

 

Distribution

Umm al-Nar island, United Arab Emirates

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

Hoch, Ella. (1977). Reflections on prehistoric life at Umm An-Nar (Trucial Oman) based on faunal remains from the third millennium B.C., pp. 589-638. In M. Taddei (ed.). South Asian Archaeology 1977. Fourth International Conference of the Association of South Asian Archaeologists in Western Europe

 

Other references:

Bühler, Markus. (2008). War Ardea bennuides der Totenvogel Benu? Der Kryptozoologie-Report 5: 17-18.

Hoch, Ella. (1995). Animal bones from the Umm an-Nar Settlement. The Island of Umm an-Nar. Vol. II: Third Millenium Settlement. K. Frifelt. Aarhus, Jutland Archaeological Society Publications. 26 (2): 249-256.

Potts, D. (1997). Before the emirates: an archaeological and historical account of developments in the region c. 5000 BC to 676 AD, pp. 36-73. In: Ghareeb, E. and Al Abed, I. (eds.). Perspectives on the United Arab Emirates. London: Trident Press.

Potts, D. T. (2001). Before the Emirates: An archaeological and historical account of developments in the region ca 5000 BC to 676 AD, pp. 28-69. In E. Ghareeb & I. Al Abed (Eds.), Perspectives on the United Arab Emirates. London: Trident Press.

Shuker, Karl. (1995). In Search of Prehistoric Survivors. London: Blandford. [pp. 73-74]

Tyrberg, T. (2009). Holocene avian extinctions. In: Turvey, S.T. (editor) (2009). Holocene extinctions. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

http://worldcyclopedia.org/Bennu+Bird

http://bestiarium.kryptozoologie.net/artikel/war-ardea-bennuides-der-totenvogel-benu/

http://extinctanimals.proboards.com/thread/6334/ardea-bennuides-bennu-heron

 

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