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Apteribis glenos Olson & Wetmore

Molokai Ibis (Apteribis glenos 

This species was described in 1976 based on subfossil remains that were recovered from the deposits of the dunes at Ilio Point and Mo’omomi at the northeastern coast of Moloka’i, Hawaiian Islands.  

The Molokai Ibis was a small, flightless species, that very likely was some kind of equivalent to the New Zealand kiwis.  



[1] S. L. Olson; H. F. James: Descriptions of thirty-two new species of birds from the Hawaiian Islands: Part I. Non-Passeriformes. Ornithological Monographs 45: 1-91. 1991  


edited: 23.03.2018