Porphyrio sp. 'Mangaia'


 
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Mangaia Swamphen
(Porphyrio sp.)

 
syn. -

 
distribution:

Cook Islands: Mangaia

 
local name: -

 
size: (?)

extinction date: (?)

 
This up to now unnamed species is known only from a few bones that were found on the island of Mangaia.

In life the Mangaia Swamphen must have been smaller than any other, so far known species in its genus.

 
References:

- David W. Steadman: Extinction and Biogeography of Tropical Pacific Birds. University Of Chicago Press 2006