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A new species of small flightless duck from Amsterdam Island, southern Indian Ocean (Anatidae: Anas)

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dc.contributor.author Olson, Storrs L. en
dc.contributor.author Jouventin, P. en
dc.date.accessioned 2008-11-24T20:51:45Z
dc.date.available 2008-11-24T20:51:45Z
dc.date.issued 1996
dc.identifier.citation Olson, Storrs L. and Jouventin, P. 1996. "<a href="https%3A%2F%2Frepository.si.edu%2Fhandle%2F10088%2F6536">A new species of small flightless duck from Amsterdam Island, southern Indian Ocean (Anatidae: Anas)</a>." <em>The Condor</em>. 98 (1):1&ndash;9. en
dc.identifier.issn 0010-5422
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10088/6536
dc.description.abstract The islands of Amsterdam and St. Paul each appear to have been inhabited by endemic populations of ducks that were exterminated by humans or human-introduced mammals in the past two hundred years. The duck from St. Paul is known only from a historical account in 1793. Abundant bone remains of a duck from Amsterdam Island are described as a new species, Anas marecula. This was a small, teal-sized species with very reduced wings and pectoral girdle, so that it was certainly flightless. The short, pointed bill suggests a possible derivation of the species from an ancestor related to the widgeons formerly segregated in the genus Mareca. en
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dc.title A new species of small flightless duck from Amsterdam Island, southern Indian Ocean (Anatidae: Anas) en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.srbnumber 75172
rft.jtitle The Condor
rft.volume 98
rft.issue 1
rft.spage 1
rft.epage 9
dc.description.SIUnit NMNH en
dc.description.SIUnit NH-Vertebrate Zoology en
dc.citation.spage 1
dc.citation.epage 9


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