Holocene populations of shags Leucocarbo spp. in the far north, New Zealand

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Abstract

Fossil bones of the king shag, Leucocarbo carunculatus, are reported from the late Holocene dune deposits of Tokerau Beach, Doubtless Bay, Northland, in the North Island of New Zealand. These fossils indicate that the present distribution is a relict one, and that the species’ range contracted after Polynesian colonists arrived in New Zealand.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)89-95
Number of pages7
JournalNew Zealand Journal of Zoology
Volume23
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1996
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Fossil bones
  • Holocene
  • King shag
  • Leucocarbo
  • Range contraction

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