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Nycticorax kalavikai Steadman, Worthy, Anderson & Walter, 2000:169

Extinct Nuie night heron, Nuie night heron

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

 

 

Conservation Status

Extinct

Last record: Holocene

 

Distribution

Niue

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

Holotype: NMNZ S.37651 (right tarsometatarsus)

 

Paratype: NMNZ S.37652-37700

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

David W. Steadman, Trevor H. Worthy, Atholl J. Anderson, and Richard Walter. (2000). New species and records of birds from prehistoric sites on Niue, southwest Pacific. The Wilson Bulletin 112(2): 165-186. [Abstract]

 

Other references:

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

Tennyson, Alan J. D. and Bartle, J. A. (2008). Catalogue of type specimens of birds in the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. Tuhinga 19: 185-207.

Worthy, T. H., Waiter R., and Anderson A. J. (1998). Fossil and archaeological avifauna of Niue Island, Pacific Ocean. Notornis. 45(3): 177-190.

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