Fossil records for the family Ducks and Allies

Biziura delautouri
Forbes   1891
Holocene of New Zealand
Primary materials: Type: Tarsometatarsus

Storrs L. Olson,
Notes on subfossil Anatidae from New Zealand, including a new species of pink-eared duck Malacorhynchus
Emu 77 (1977): 132-135


Cygnus sumnerensis
(Forbes)   1890
Holocene of New Zealand
Primary materials: Type: Coracoïdea, humerus
Secondary materials: Complete skeleton

Elliot W. Dawson,
Re-discoveries of the New Zealand subfossil birds named by H. O. Forbes
Ibis 100 (1958): 232-237


Branta hylobadistes
Olson & James   1991
Holocene of Maui, e Hawaiian Islands
Primary materials: Holotype: incomplete associated skeleton

Storrs L. Olson & Helen F. James,
Descriptions of thirty-two new species of birds from the Hawaiian Islands: Part I. Non-Passeriformes
Ornithological Monographs 45 (1991)
The American Ornithologists' Union Washington D.C.


Cnemiornis calcitrans
Owen   1866
Holocene of New Zealand
Primary materials: Type: Cranium, sternum, scapula, coracoïdeum, humerus, ulna, metacarpus, pelvis, sacrum, femur, tibiotarsus, fibula, tarsometatarsus, cervical and dorsal vertebrae

Brian Gill & Paul Martinson,
New Zealand's extinct birds
(1991)
Random Century, New Zealand


Cnemiornis gracilis
(Forbes)   1891
Holocene of New Zealand
Primary materials: Type: left tibiotarsus

Brian Gill & Paul Martinson,
New Zealand's extinct birds
(1991)
Random Century, New Zealand


Euryanas finschi
(Van Beneden)   1875
Holocene of New Zealand
Primary materials: Types: Cranium, sternum, pelvis, coracoïdeum, scapula, ulna, radius, metacarpus, femur, tibiotarsus, tarsometatarsus, humerus, furcula, fibula, phalanx 1, toes, vertebrae

Bradley C. Livezey,
A phylogenetic classification of waterfowl (Aves: Anseriformes), including selected fossil species
Annals of Carnegie Museum 66 (1997): 457-496


Geochen rhuax
Wetmore   1943
Holocene of Hawaii, Hawaiian Islands
Primary materials: Type: Right tibiotarsus fragment

Alexander Wetmore,
An extinct goose from the island of Hawaii
The Condor 45, 4 (1943): 146-148


Chelychelynechen quassus
Olson & James   1991
Holocene of Kauai, Hawaiian Islands
Primary materials: Holotype: Associated rostrum, mandibula and os entoglossum
Secondary materials: Paratype: left pterygoïd, 16 vertebrae, both coracoïd, left scapula, distal and proximal ends right humerus, left humerus without head, proximal end radius, left carpometacarpus, proximal end left femur, proximal end left fibula, fragments pedal phalanges, further from another site on Kauai anterior part pelvis with part of the sacrum

Storrs L. Olson & Helen F. James,
Descriptions of thirty-two new species of birds from the Hawaiian Islands: Part I. Non-Passeriformes
Ornithological Monographs 45 (1991)
The American Ornithologists' Union Washington D.C.


Ptaiochen pau
Olson & James   1991
Holocene of Maui, e Hawaiian Islands
Primary materials: Holotype: associated cranium, rostrum and mandibula
Secondary materials: Paratype: associated incomplete skeleton, cranium, 5 presacral and 5 caudal vertebrae plus pygostyle; pelvis, right coracoïd, right both scapulae, humeri, radii and ulnae; right carpometacarpus, both femora, tibiotarsi, fibulae and tarsometatarsi; 16 pedal phalanges

Storrs L. Olson & Helen F. James,
Descriptions of thirty-two new species of birds from the Hawaiian Islands: Part I. Non-Passeriformes
Ornithological Monographs 45 (1991)
The American Ornithologists' Union Washington D.C.


Thambetochen chauliodous
Olson & Wetmore   1976
Holocene of Oahu, Molokai and Maui, Hawaiian Islands
Primary materials: Holotype: associated skeleton

Storrs L. Olson & Alexander Wetmore,
Preliminary diagnoses of extraordinary new genera of birds from Pleistocene deposits in the Hawaiian Isands
Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 89, 18 (1976): 247-258


Thambetochen xanion
Olson & James   1991
Holocene of Oahu, Hawaiian Islands
Primary materials: Holotype: rostrum
Secondary materials: Paratypes: rostrum, mandibula, cranium, right coracoïdea, right femora, right tibiotarsi, left tibiotarsus, both tarsometatarsus

Storrs L. Olson & Helen F. James,
Descriptions of thirty-two new species of birds from the Hawaiian Islands: Part I. Non-Passeriformes
Ornithological Monographs 45 (1991)
The American Ornithologists' Union Washington D.C.


Centrornis majori
Andrews   1897
Pleistocene, subrecent of Madagascar
Primary materials: Type: tibiotarsus, femur, tarsometatarsus, coracoïdeum, metacarpus, scapula, sternum, humerus, ulna, radius, phalanx I

Kàlmàn Lambrecht,
Handbuch der Palaeornithologie
1024 p. (1933)
Gebrüder Borntraeger, Berlin

See also:
Pierce Brodkorb,
Catalogue of fossil birds. Part 2 (Anseriformes through Galliformes)
Bulletin of the Florida State Museum, Biological Sciences 8 (1964): 195-335


Alopochen sirabensis
(Andrews)   1897
Late Pleistocene, subrecent of Madagascar
Primary materials: Materiaal: cranium, vertebrae, humerus, radius, ulna, coracoïdeum, metacarpus, scapula, tarsometatarsus, tibiotarsus, femur, pelvis

Kàlmàn Lambrecht,
Handbuch der Palaeornithologie
1024 p. (1933)
Gebrüder Borntraeger, Berlin

See also:
Pierce Brodkorb,
Catalogue of fossil birds. Part 2 (Anseriformes through Galliformes)
Bulletin of the Florida State Museum, Biological Sciences 8 (1964): 195-335


Alopochen mauritianus
(Newton & Gadow)   1893
Pleistocene, subrecent of Mauritius, w Mascarene Islands, wc Indian Ocean
Primary materials: Type: Carpometacarpus

Bradley C. Livezey,
A phylogenetic classification of waterfowl (Aves: Anseriformes), including selected fossil species
Annals of Carnegie Museum 66 (1997): 457-496


Alopochen kervazoi
(Cowles)   1994
Subrecent of Réunion, w Mascarene Islands, wc Indian Ocean
Primary materials: Holotype: premaxillare, nasal ???
Secondary materials: Paratype: incomplete sternum, carpometacarpi, phalanx, vertebra

Graham S. Cowles,
A new genus, three new species and two new records of extinct Holocene birds from Réunion Island, Indian Ocean
Géobios 27 (1994): 87-93


See also:
Cécile Mourer-Chauviré, Roger Bour, Sonia Ribes & François Moutou,
The avifauna of Réunion Island (Mascarene Islands) at the time of the arrival of the first Europeans
in Avian Paleontology at the Close of the 20th Century: Proceedings of the 4th International Meeting of the Society of Avian Paleontology and Evolution, Washington, D.C., 4-7 June 1996. Storrs L. Olson editor 89 (1999): 1-38


Pachyanas chathamica
Oliver   1955
Holocene of Chatham Islands, sw Pacific Ocean
Primary materials: Type: Cranium

Brian Gill & Paul Martinson,
New Zealand's extinct birds
(1991)
Random Century, New Zealand

See also:
Bradley C. Livezey,
A phylogenetic classification of waterfowl (Aves: Anseriformes), including selected fossil species
Annals of Carnegie Museum 66 (1997): 457-496


Anas marecula
Olson & Jouventin   1996
Holocene of Amsterdam Island, sc Indian Ocean
Primary materials: Holotype: complete rostrum
Secondary materials: Paratypes: mandibula, sterna caracoïdea, furcula, wing and leg bones

Storrs L. Olson & Pierre Jouventin,
A new species of small flightless duck from Amsterdam Island, southern Indian Ocean (Anatidae: Anas)
The Condor 98 (1996): 1-9


Malacorhynchus scarletti
Olson   1977
Holocene of Pyramid Valley, South Island, New Zealand
Primary materials: Holotype: anterior part premaxilla
Secondary materials: Paratype: posterieur part right mandibulare

Storrs L. Olson,
Notes on subfossil Anatidae from New Zealand, including a new species of pink-eared duck Malacorhynchus
Emu 77 (1977): 132-135


Chendytes lawi
L.H. Miller   1925
Pleistocene, subrecent of California, North America,
Primary materials: Type: tibiotarsus
Secondary materials: Coracoïdea, humerus, pelvis, synsacrum, sternum. Bones aged as 3800 years

Loye Holmes Miller,
Chendytes, a diving goose from the California Pleistocene
The Condor 27 (1925): 145-147

See also:
G. Victor Morejohn,
Evidence of the survival to recent times of the extinct flightless duck Chendytes lawi Miller
in Collected Papers in Avian Paleontology Honoring the 90th Birthday of Alexander Wetmore, ed.: Storrs. L. Olson (1976)


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