Anas sp. 'Viti Levu'
Fiji: Viti Levu
|local name: -|
extinction date: (?)
|This, up to now, undescribed
species is known only from a single subfossil bone, a scapula that was
found in the Vatumu cave near the city of Nadi in the west part of the
island of Viti Levu.
The species was most probably closely related to the Australian Chestnut Teal (Anas castanea (Eyton)) resp. to the Australian Grey Teal (Anas gracilis (Buller)).
- Geoffrey Richard Clark; Atholl Anderson: The early prehistory of Fiji. Terra Australis 31, Canberra: ANU ePress, December 2009