The New Zealand musk duck (Biziura delautouri Forbes, 1892)

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The occurrence of musk ducks (Biziura) as fossils in New Zealand is reviewed and updated. Twenty-four bones from at least 7 individuals, and 67 elements from a single skeleton are known. Morphological differences between the fossils and the extant Australian B. Iobata support continued distinction of the New Zealand form as the separate species B. delautouri.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-28
Number of pages10
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2002
Externally publishedYes


  • Biziura delautouri
  • Morphology
  • New Zealand musk duck


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