Hypotaenidia vavauensis Worthy and Burley 2019 (rail)

Aves - Gruiformes - Rallidae

Full reference: T. H. Worthy and D. V. Burley. 2019. Prehistoric avifaunas from the Kingdom of Tonga. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 189:998-1045

Belongs to Hypotaenidia according to T. H. Worthy and D. V. Burley 2019

Sister taxa: Gallirallus astolfoi, Gallirallus australis, Gallirallus dieffenbachii, Gallirallus epulare, Gallirallus gracilitibia, Gallirallus huiatua, Gallirallus insignis, Gallirallus lafresnayanus, Gallirallus minor, Gallirallus modestus, Gallirallus okinawae, Gallirallus owstoni, Gallirallus philippensis, Gallirallus ripleyi, Gallirallus roletti, Gallirallus storrsolsoni, Gallirallus vekamatolu, Hypotaenidia insignis, Hypotaenidia torquata, Hypotaenidia okinawae

Type specimen: NMNZ S.48358, a limb element (right tarsometatarsus)

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Tonga (3 collections)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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