Ciconia louisebolesae

Ciconia louisebolesae is an extinct species of stork from the Early Miocene of Australia. It was described by Walter Boles from fossil material found in a cave deposit at the Bitesantennary Site of Riversleigh, in the Boodjamulla National Park of north-western Queensland. The specific epithet refers to Louise Boles, the describer's mother, to whom the description is dedicated.[1]

Ciconia louisebolesae
Temporal range: Early Miocene, 23–16 Ma
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Ciconiiformes
Family: Ciconiidae
Genus: Ciconia
C. louisebolesae
Binomial name
Ciconia louisebolesae
Boles, 2005


  1. ^ Boles, Walter E. (2005). "A review of the Australian fossil storks of the genus Ciconia (Aves: Ciconiidae), with the description of a new species" (PDF). Records of the Australian Museum. 57 (2): 165–178. doi:10.3853/j.0067-1975.57.2005.1440.