Leucocarbo septentrionalis Rawlence et al. 2017

Kōhatu shag



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: Holocene?



North Island (southern) & South Island (northern), New Zealand


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Rawlence, Nicolas J. et al. (In Press, 2017). Speciation, range contraction and extinction in the endemic New Zealand King Shag complex. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. [Abstract]


Other references:

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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