Ducula david Balouet and Olson 1987 (Steadman's imperial-pigeon)

Aves - Columbiformes - Columbidae

Full reference: J. C. Balouet and S. L. Olson. 1987. A new extinct species of giant pigeon (Columbidae: Ducula) from archeological deposits on Wallis (Uvea) Island, South Pacific. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 100:769-775

Belongs to Ducula according to D. W. Steadman 1989

See also Balouet and Olson 1987 and Steadman 1993

Sister taxa: Ducula aenea, Ducula aurorae, Ducula galeata, Ducula goliath, Ducula harrisoni, Ducula lakeba, Ducula latrans, Ducula oceanica, Ducula pacifica, Ducula tihonireasini

Type specimen: MU 021 A/83 3335, a set of limb elements (tarsometarsus). Its type locality is Site WF-U-MU 21A, bed VIa, Utuleve, Uvea, which is in a Holocene terrestrial horizon in Wallis and Futuna.

Ecology: volant frugivore-granivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Tonga (5 collections), Wallis and Futuna (3)

Total: 8 collections each including a single occurrence

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