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Porphyrio kukwiedei Balouet and Olson 1989

PaleoDB taxon number: 371335

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 Porphyrio according to J. C. Balouet and S. L. Olson 1989

Sister taxa: Porphyrio alleni, Porphyrio hochstetteri, Porphyrio mackintoshi, Porphyrio martinica, Porphyrio martinicus, Porphyrio mcnabi, Porphyrio melanotus, Porphyrio paepae, Porphyrio porphyrio, Porphyrio repertus, Notornis mantelli

Type specimen: MNHN NCP 410, 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.