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Nycticorax sp. nov. ‘Tonga’

Tongan night heron

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

 

 

Conservation Status

Extinct

Last record: subfossil

 

Distribution

'Eua, Foa, Ha'afeva, Ha'ano & Lifuka, Tonga

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

 

 

References

Franklin, Janet and Steadman, David W. (2008). Prehistoric species richness of birds on oceanic islands. Oikos 117: 1885-1891. [Abstract]

Steadman, David W. (1995). Prehistoric Extinctions of Pacific Island Birds: Biodiversity Meets Zooarchaeology. Science 267(5201): 1123-1131.

Steadman, David W., Pregill, Gregory K. and Burley, David V. (2002). Rapid prehistoric extinction of iguanas and birds in Polynesia. PNAS 99(6): 3673-3677.

 

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