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The New Zealand musk duck ( Biziura delautouri Forbes, 1892)

TitleThe New Zealand musk duck ( Biziura delautouri Forbes, 1892)
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2002
AuthorsWorthy, TH
JournalNotornis
Volume49
Issue1
Pagination19-28
Type of Articlepaper
KeywordsBiziura delautouri, morphology, New Zealand musk duck
Abstract

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.

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