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Branta hylobadistes Olson and James 1991 (waterfowl)

Reptilia - Anseriformes - Anatidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 336218

Full reference: S. L. Olson and H. F. James. 1991. Descriptions of Thirty-Two New Species of Birds from the Hawaiian Islands: Part I. Non-Passeriformes. Ornithological Monographs 45:1-88

Belongs to Branta according to S. L. Olson and H. F. James 1991

Sister taxa: Branta bernicla, Branta canadensis, Branta dickeyi, Branta esmeralda, Branta howardae, Branta hutchinsii, Branta hypsibata, Branta leucopsis, Branta propinqua, Branta ruficollis, Branta sandvicensis, Branta woolfendeni

Type specimen: USNM 322600 , a partial skeleton. Its type locality is Auwahi Cave, which is in a Holocene cave horizon in Hawaii.

Ecology: volant herbivore