Vini sinotoi Steadman and Zarriello 1987 (Sinoto's lorikeet)

Aves - Psittaciformes - Psittaculidae

Full reference: D. W. Steadman and M. C. Zarriello. 1987. Two new species of parrots (Aves: Psittacidae) from archeological sites in the Marquesas Islands. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 100:518-528

Belongs to Vini according to D. W. Steadman and B. Rolett 1996

See also Steadman and Pahlavan 1992 and Steadman and Zarriello 1987

Sister taxa: Vini australis, Vini kuhlii, Vini stepheni, Vini ultramarina, Vini vidivici

Type specimen: BPBM 162590, a set of limb elements (tarsometatarsus). Its type locality is Hane Site, Area A, Layer IV, Ua Huka, which is in a Holocene terrestrial horizon in French Polynesia.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of French Polynesia (9 collections), Pitcairn (1)

Total: 10 collections each including a single occurrence

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