Megadyptes antipodes richdalei Cole et al., 2019



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status




Chatham Islands, New Zealand


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Cole, Theresa L. et al. (2019). Mitogenomes uncover extinct penguin taxa and reveal island formation as a key driver of speciation. Molecular Biology and Evolution 36(4): 784-797. [Abstract]


Other references:

Cole, T. L. (2019). Fire and ice: Genomic insights into the evolution, biogeography and extinction of modern penguins. Thesis (Doctor of Philosophy), University of Otago.

Robertson, H. A., Baird, K. A., Elliott, G. P., Hitchmough, R. A., McArthur, N. J., Makan, T. D., Miskelly, Colin M., O’Donnell, C. F. J., Sagar, P. M., Scofield, R. P., Taylor, G. A. and Michel, P. (2021). Conservation status of birds in Aotearoa New Zealand, 2021. New Zealand Threat Classification Series 36. Department of Conservation, Wellington. 43 pp.


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