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Pachyplichas
Yaldwyn's Wren
Yaldwyn's Wren
Fossil
Scientific classification Red Pencil Icon
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Clade: Inopinaves
Order: Passeriformes
Suborder: Acanthisitti
Family: Acanthisittidae
Genus: Pachyplichas
Millener, 1988
Species

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Pachyplichas is a genus containing two extinct species of New Zealand wren, a family of small birds endemic to New Zealand.

Description

The wrens formed a species pair. They had reduced wings and robust legs indicating that they were adapted to a terrestrial existence and were either flightless or nearly so.[1]

Taxonomy

Species

References

Notes

  1. ^ Millener (1988).

Sources

  • Millener, P.R. (1988). "Contributions to New Zealand's Late Quaternary avifauna. 1: Pachyplichas, a new genus of wren (Aves: Acanthisittidae), with two new species". Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand (18): 383–406. 


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