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: Branta bernicla, Branta canadensis, Branta dickeyi, Branta esmeralda, Branta howardae, Branta hutchinsii, Branta hypsibata, Branta leucopsis, Branta propinqua, Branta ruficollis, Branta sandvicensis, Branta woolfendeni
Type specimen: USNM 322600 , a partial skeleton. Its type locality is Auwahi Cave, which is in a Holocene cave horizon in Hawaii.
Ecology: volant folivore-granivore
• Quaternary of United States (2: Hawaii collections)
Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence
Specimen images are retrieved through the ePANDDA API.
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