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aff. Tadorna sp. ‘Kaua’i’

Kauai Shelduck (aff. Tadorna sp.)

This hitherto undescribed form is known from several subfossil bones that were found in 2001 (?) in the Maha’ulepu Cave on the island of Kaua’i, Hawaiian Islands.  

These bones appear to belong to a kind of waterfowl not closely related to any of the known Hawaiian waterfowl species, including both living and extinct species. [1]  



[1] Samuel T. Turvey: Holocene Extinctions. Oxford University Press, USA 2009


edited: 07.01.2011