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Zapornia sp. ‘Aiwa Levu’

Aiwa Levu Swamphen (Zapornia sp.)  

Excavations in post-Lapita sites on the small island of Aiwa Levu in the Lau Archipelago, Fiji produced subfossil bones from as much as 16 land bird species, four or five of them now extinct.  

Among these subfossil remains were that of a small, flightless rail, that could be assigned to the genus Zapornia. [1]  



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


edited: 17.10.2020