Zapornia sp. ‚Malakula‘

Malakula Swamphen (Zapornia sp.)  

This is one the countless rail forms that are represented by several subfossil bones only, which, on the one hand, are sufficient enough to show them to be new, but, on the other hand, are not sufficient enough to describe them as new species.  

The bones of this form were excavated on the island of Malakula, Vanuatu.  



[1] David W. Steadman: Extinction and Biogeography of Tropical Pacific Birds. University of Chicago Press 2006


edited: 18.10.2020