Porphyrio hochstetteri Meyer 1883 (South Island takahe)

Aves - Gruiformes - Rallidae

Alternative combination: Notornis hochstetteri

Belongs to Porphyrio according to J. F. Clements et al. 2017

See also del Hoyo et al. 2014, Lambrecht 1933 and Worthy 1998

Sister taxa: Porphyrio albus, Porphyrio alleni, Porphyrio caerulescens, Porphyrio flavirostris, Porphyrio kukwiedei, Porphyrio mackintoshi, Porphyrio mantelli, Porphyrio martinicus, Porphyrio mcnabi, Porphyrio melanotus, Porphyrio paepae, Porphyrio porphyrio, Porphyrio repertus, Notornis mantelli

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of New Zealand (2 collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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