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Vanellus madagascariensis Goodman

Madagascar Lapwing (Vanellus madagascariensis)

This species is known only from subfossil remains that were found in southwest Madagascar.

The remains were dated to an age of about 600 years, thus the species survived at least into the 14th century, it may have died out because of a aridification of its habitat, which may have happened in a natural way or due to human interference.


edited: 04.10.2020