Tag Archives: Oxyura vantetsi

Oxyura vantetsi Worthy

New Zealand Stiff-tailed Duck (Oxyura vantetsi)

The New Zealand Stiff-tailed Duck was described in 2005 based on subfossil remains.

The species appears to have been rather rare, since only 19 bones are currently known of it; it was apparently hunted to extinction by the first Maori settlers already in the 16th century.


edited: 02.05.2022