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Rupephaps taketake Worthy et al. 2009 (dove)

Reptilia - Columbiformes - Columbidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 333914

Full reference: T. H. Worthy, S. J. Hand, J. P. Worthy, A. J. D. Tennyson, and R. P. Scofield. 2009. A Large Fruit Pigeon (Columbidae) from the Early Miocene of New Zealand. The Auk 126(3):649-656

Belongs to Rupephaps according to T. H. Worthy et al. 2009

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: NMNZ S.51259, a set of postcrania (Coracoid). Its type locality is Manuherikia River site, Saint Bathans, Home Hills Station, HH1a, which is in an Altonian lacustrine - large sandstone/claystone in the Bannockburn Formation of New Zealand.

Ecology: volant frugivore-granivore