The New Zealand musk duck ( Biziura delautouri Forbes, 1892)
|Title||The New Zealand musk duck ( Biziura delautouri Forbes, 1892)|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2002|
|Type of Article||paper|
|Keywords||Biziura delautouri, morphology, New Zealand musk duck|
The occurrence of musk ducks (Biziura) as fossils in New Zealand is reviewed and updated. Twenty-four bones from at least 7 individuals, and 67 elements from a single skeleton are known. Morphological differences between the fossils and the extant Australian B. lobata support continued distinction of the New Zealand form as the separate species B. delautouri.