Full reference: S. L. Olson and H. F. James. 1991. Descriptions of Thirty-Two New Species of Birds from the Hawaiian Islands: Part I. Non-Passeriformes. Ornithological Monographs 45:1-88
Sister taxa: none
Type specimen: USNM 389743, a partial skeleton (Associatedrostrum,mandible,and os entoglossum). Its type locality is Makewehi Dunes, which is in a Holocene interdune horizon in Hawaii.
Ecology: volant herbivore
Distribution: found only at Makewehi Dunes
Specimen images are retrieved through the ePANDDA API.
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