Accipiter quartus Balouet and Olson 1989 (hawk)

Aves - Accipitriformes - Accipitridae

Full reference: J. C. Balouet and S. L. Olson. 1989. Fossil birds from late Quaternary deposits in New Caledonia. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology 469:1-38

Belongs to Accipiter according to J. C. Balouet and S. L. Olson 1989

Sister taxa: Accipiter cooperii, Accipiter efficax, Accipiter fasciatus, Accipiter gentilis, Accipiter haplochrous, Accipiter madagascariensis, Accipiter nisus, Accipiter novaehollandiae, Accipiter rufitorques, Accipiter striatus, Accipiter tachiro, Accipiter trivirgatus

Type specimen: MNHN NCP 990, a set of limb elements (femur'). Its type locality is Pindai Cave, Nepoui Peninsula, which is in a Holocene cave claystone in New Caledonia.

Ecology: volant carnivore

Distribution: found only at Pindai Cave, Nepoui Peninsula

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