Pelecanus conspicillatus novaezealandiae Scarlett, 1966:204



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Pelecanus novaezealandiae (Scarlett, 1966:204)


Conservation Status


Last record: Holocene



North Island & South Island, New Zealand


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Scarlett, R. J. (1966). A pelican in New Zealand. Notornis 13(4): 204-217.


Other references:

Gill & Martinson, NZ Extinct Birds, 1991.

Gill, B. J. and Tennyson, Alan J. D. (2002). New fossil records of pelicans (Aves: Pelecanidae) from New Zealand. Tuhinga 13: 39-44.

Oliver, W. R. B. New Zealand Birds, 1955.

Scarlett, R. J. (1966). Sub-fossil bones of the Australian pelican from the South Island. Notornis 7(4): 114.

Vickers-Rich, Patricia and van Tets, Gerry F. (1981). The fossil pelicans of Australasia. Records of the South Australian Museum 18(12): 235-264.

Worthy, Trevor H. (1998). A remarkable fossil and archaeological avifauna from Marfells Beach, Lake Grassmere, South Island, New Zealand. Records of the Canterbury Museum 12(1): 79-176.

Worthy, Trevor H. and Holdaway, Richard N.. (2002). The Lost World of the Moa. - See more at:

Wragg, Graham M. (1981). The birds of Canterbury: history and present status. A dissertation presented as a requirement for the Diploma in Parks and Recreation (National Parks option). Lincoln College, New Zealand.


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