Huahine cuckoo-dove

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Huahine cuckoo-dove
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Columbiformes
Family: Columbidae
Genus: Macropygia
Species: M. arevarevauupa
Binomial name
Macropygia arevarevauupa
Steadman, 1992[1]

The Huahine cuckoo-dove (Macropygia arevarevauupa) is an extinct species of bird in the Columbidae family. It was endemic to French Polynesia where subfossil bones between 750 and 1250 years old have been found at the Fa'ahia early occupation site on Huahine in the Society Islands.[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Steadman (1992).
  2. ^ Kirchman & Steadman (2006).

References[edit]

  • Kirchman, Jeremy J.; & Steadman, David W. (Online publication 2006). New Species of Rails (Aves: Rallidae) From an Archaeological Site on Huahine, Society Islands. Pacific Science 60: 281.[1]
  • Steadman, David W. (1992). New species of Gallicolumba and Macropygia (Aves: Columbidae) from archeological sites in Polynesia. In: Papers in Avian Paleontology Honoring Pierce Brodkorb, ed Jonathan J. Becker Science series Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, 36 (1992): 329-348.
  • Steadman, David W.; & Pahlavan, Dominique S. (Online publication 21 December 2006). Extinction and biogeography of birds on huahine, society islands, French Polynesia. Geoarchaeology 7(5): 449-483.[2]