Fossil records for the family Herons

Nycticorax duboisi
(Rothschild)   1907
Holocene of RÚunion, w Mascarene Islands, wc Indian Ocean
Primary materials: Type: Distal part left tibiotarsus

KÓlmÓn Lambrecht,
Handbuch der Palaeornithologie
1024 p. (1933)
GebrŘder Borntraeger, Berlin


Nycticorax megacephalus
Milne-Edwards   1874
Subrecent, Rodrigues, e Mascarene Islands, wc Indian Ocean
Primary materials: Types: cranium, coraco´deum, sternum, humerus, femur, metacarpus, tibiotarsus, tarsometatarsus, vertebrae, pelvis, scapula, ulna, radius, phalanx

Pierce Brodkorb,
Catalogue of fossil birds. Part 1 (Archaeopterygiformes through Ardeiformes)
Bulletin of the Florida State Museum, Biological Sciences 7, 4 (1963): 179-293


Nycticorax kalavikai
Steadman, Worthy, Anderson & Walter   2000
Holocene of Niue, Savage Islands, sw Pacific Ocean
Primary materials: Holotype: tarsometatarsus
Secondary materials: Paratypes: occipital fragment cranium, pterygo´d, incomplete mandibulae, scapulae, anterior part sternum, cervical and thoracal vertebrae, distal part humerus, ulnae, radii, carpometacarpi, pelvis, femora, tibiotarsi, tarsometatarsi, pedal phalanges

David W. Steadman, Trevor H. Worthy, Atholl J. Anderson & Richard Walter,
New species and records of birds from prehistoric sites on Niue, Southwest Pacific
The Wilson Bulletin 112 (2000): 165-186


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