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Type: Journal article
Title: A new species of extinct imperial pigeon (Ducula: Columbidae) from Henderson Island, Pitcairn Group
Author: Wragg, Graham M.
Worthy, Trevor Henry
Citation: Historical Biology: An International Journal of Paleobiology, 2006; 18(2):127-140
Publisher: Gordon and Breach - Harwood Academic
Issue Date: 2006
ISSN: 0891-2963
School/Discipline: School of Earth and Environmental Sciences
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Wragg, Graham M., Worthy, T.H.
Abstract: A new species of extinct Ducula pigeon is described from abundant fossil material excavated from late Quaternary deposits on Henderson Island, Pitcairn Group, South Pacific Ocean. Tarsometatarsi that are longer than any extant Ducula and relatively reduced wing elements separate this species from all other extinct and extant Ducula. The description of this species adds another large endemic columbid to the suite that has become extinct since the arrival of man on one of the more isolated islands and island groups in the Pacific.
Keywords: bird extinctions; Ducula new species; Henderson Island; Pitcairn Group; Columbidae
Rights: © 2006 Taylor & Francis
RMID: 0020064243
DOI: 10.1080/08912960600640853
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Australian Centre for Ancient DNA publications

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