Ducula tihonireasini Rigal et al. 2018 (imperial pigeon)

Aves - Columbiformes - Columbidae

Full reference: S. Rigal, P. V. Kirch, and T. H. Worthy. 2018. New prehistoric avifaunas from the Gambier Group, French Polynesia. Palaeontologia Electronica 21(3.4A):1-35

Belongs to Ducula according to S. Rigal et al. 2018

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

Type specimen: NMNZ S.47667, a limb element (right tarsometatarsus, broken through the foramen distale and lacking all trochleae). Its type locality is Onemea Site TAR-6, layer II, which is in a Holocene terrestrial sandstone in French Polynesia.

Ecology: volant frugivore-granivore


• Quaternary of French Polynesia (2 collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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