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Megapodius molistructor Balouet and Olson 1989 (pile-builder megapode)

PaleoDB taxon number: 371309

Full reference: J. C. Balouet and S. L. Olson. 1989. Fossil birds from late Quaternary deposits in New Caledonia. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology 469:1-38

Belongs to Megapodius according to D. W. Steadman 1989

Sister taxa: Megapodius alimentum, Megapodius amissus, Megapodius eremita, Megapodius laperouse, Megapodius layardi, Megapodius pritchardii

Type specimen: MNHN NCP 600, a set of limb elements (left tarsometatarsus). Its type locality is Pindai Cave, Nepoui Peninsula, which is in a Holocene cave claystone in New Caledonia.