Fossil records for the family Ibises

Apteribis glenos
Olson & Wetmore   1976
Holocene of Molokai, Hawaiian Islands
Primary materials: Holotype: complete right tarsometatarsus
Secondary materials: Paratype: left tarsometatarsus, left tibiotarsus, right femur, right humerus, left scapula, rostrumfragment. Other: sternum, right femur, tibiotarsus, right tarsometatarsus, both humeri, pedal phalanges, pelvisfragmenten, incomplete right coracoïd, vertebrae, ribben, fragments mandibula, right quadratum

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


Apteribis brevis
Olson & James   1991
Holocene of Molokai and Maui, Hawaiian Islands
Primary materials: Holotype: nearly complete associated skeleton
Secondary materials: Paratypes: many bones of many different individuals

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.


This taxon is better known under its old name Réunion Solitaire, Raphus solitarius (Sélys-Longchamps 1848), but the authors have made convincing case, on the basis of fossil finds, that it is not a member of the Raphidae, but rather of the Threskiornithidae.

Threskiornis solitarius
(Sélys-Longchamps)   1848
Late Holocene of Réunion, w Mascarene Islands, wc Indian Ocean
Primary materials:

Cécile Mourer-Chauviré, C. Roger Bour & Sonia Ribes,
Position systémathique du solitaire de la Réunion: Nouvelle interprétation basée sur les restes fossiles et les récits des anciens voyaguers
Comptes Rendus de l'Académie des Sciences sér. 2A, 320 (1995): 1125-1131


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