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Nycticorax mauritianus Newton and Gadow 1893 (Mauritius night heron)

PaleoDB taxon number: 371642

Alternative combination: Butorides mauritianus

Full reference: E. Newton and H. Gadow. 1893. On additional bones of the Dodo and other extinct birds of Mauritius obtained by Mr. Théodore Sauzier. Transactions of the Zoological Society of London 13:281-302

Belongs to Nycticorax according to J. P. Hume 2013

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

Type specimen: Its type locality is Mare aux Songes swamp (Sauzier collection), which is in a Holocene mire/swamp peat in Mauritius