Phlogænas [sic] salamonis
E. P. Ramsay, 1882,
San Cristobal, Solomon Islands.
Closely allied to A. sanctaecrucis and (especially) A. stairi, and more distantly so to the A. jobiensis group. Monotypic.
SE Solomon Is, where known only from two specimens of unknown sex: one from Makira (San Cristobal), taken in 1882; the other from tiny (c. 4 ha) Ramos I, between Santa Isabel and Malaita, in 1927.
Surveys on Makira in 1990s#R were unsuccessful. Recent surveys on Ramos also failed to find this species, and it was not known to landowners; it might conceivably occur in other habitats, for instance by swamps, but this seems very unlikely. Extinction due to introduced mammalian predators and habitat loss, as well as hunting pressure.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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