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Nycticorax olsoni Bourne et al. 2003 (Ascension night heron)

PaleoDB taxon number: 371817

Full reference: W. R. P. Bourne, N. P. Ashmole, and K. E. L. Simmons. 2003. A new subfossil night heron and a new genus for the extinct rail Ascension Island, central tropical Atlantic Ocean. Ardea 91:45-51

Belongs to Nycticorax according to W. R. P. Bourne et al. 2003

Sister taxa: Nycticorax caledonicus, Nycticorax duboisi, Nycticorax fidens, Nycticorax kalavikai, Nycticorax mauritianus, Nycticorax megacephalus, Nycticorax nycticorax

Type specimen: NHMRN S/1999.1.1, a set of limb elements (right femur). Its type locality is Chapel Grotto, Ascension, which is in a Holocene cave horizon in Saint Helena.