Scientific Name:

Prosobonia sauli


Moorea Sandpiper


Henderson Sandpiper Fact File

Distribution: (Formally) Henderson Island, Pitcairn group.

Conservation Status: Extinct

Subspecies: None – Monotypic

A new species of Polynesian sandpiper has been described from Henderson Island in the Pitcairn group, and has been officially named Prosobonia sauli sp. nov.. Sadly though it is already extinct and was described from a number of Holocene fossils collected during the Sir Peter Scott Commemorative Expedition (1991-1992).

Current conservation efforts



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