Porphyrio sp. 'Mangaia'

Mangaia Swamphen
(Porphyrio sp.)

syn. -


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.


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