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Range Description

Mergus australis was restricted to the Auckland Islands, New Zealand, by the time of its discovery in 1840(Stattersfield et al. 1998), but subfossil remains of a Mergus species have also been found on South and Stewart Islands. At least 26 specimens were collected in total, the last in 1902 (Kear and Scarlett 1970); there have been no records since, despite intensive searches (Williams and Weller 1974).


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