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Aphanapteryx bonasia Sélys Longchamps, 1848:294 (292?)

Mauritian red rail, Mauritius red hen, Red hen

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Aphanapteryx bonasis Selys Longchamps, 1848 [orthological error]; Apterornis bonasia Selys Longchamps, 1848; Aphanapteryx imperialis Frauenfeld, 1868:6; Kuina mundyi Hachisuka, 1937; Didus broeckii Schlegel, 1854:256; Pezophaps broeckii Schlegel, 1854:256

 

Conservation Status

Last record: 1693 (Leguat, 1708)

IUCN RedList status: Extinct

 

Distribution

Mauritius

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

Sélys Longchamps, E. (1848). Résumé concer. nant les Oiseaux brévipennes mentionnés dans l’ouvrage de M. Strickland sur le Dodo. Revue Zoologique, October 1848: 292-295.

 

Other references:

BirdLife International. (2012). Aphanapteryx bonasia. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. (https://www.iucnredlist.org). Downloaded on 17 March 2013.

Cauche, F. (1651). Relation du Voyage de F. Cauche, in Relations veritables et curieuses de I'Isle de Madagascar. London.

Cheke, Anthony S. (2006). Establishing extinction dates - the curious case of the Dodo Raphus cucullatus and the Red Hen Aphanapteryx bonasis. Ibis 148: 155-158.

Cheke, Anthony S. (2013). Extinct birds of the Mascarenes and Seychelles - a review of the causes of extinction in the light of an important new publication on extinct birds. Phelsuma 21: 4-19.

Cheke, Anthony S. and Beentje, Henk. (2016). Citizen animals, dodo mayors – the curious account of a visit to Mauritius in 1632. Phelsuma 24: 1-5.

Cheke, Anthony S. and Hume, Julian Pender. (2008). Lost Land of the Dodo: An Ecological History of Mauritius, Réunion & Rodrigues. New Haven and London: Yale University Press. 464 pp.

Cheke, Anthony S. and Parish, Jolyon. (2020). The Dodo and the Red Hen, A Saga of Extinction, Misunderstanding, and Name Transfer: A Review. Quaternary 3(1): 4.

Day, David. (1981). The Doomsday Book of Animals: A Natural History of Vanished Species. New York, N.Y.: The Viking Press.

Frauenfeld, G. v. (1868). Neu aufgefundene Abbildung des Dronte und eines zweiten kurzflügeligen Vogels. Vienna: C. Ueberreuter'sche Buchdrückerei.

Fuller, Errol. (1988). Extinct Birds. New York: Facts on File Publications. 256 pp.

Hachisuka, M. (1937). Kuina mundyi. Bull. Brit. Orn. Club 57: 156.

Hachisuka, M. (1953). The Dodo and kindred birds. Witherby, London.

Herbert, Thomas. (1634). A relation of some yeares' travaile, begunne Anno 1626, into Afrique and the greater Asia, especially the territories of the Persian Monarchie, and some parts of the Oriental Indies and Isles adiacent. London: W. Stansby & J. Bloome.

Hoffman, J. C. (1680). Oost-Indianische Voyage. The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff (1931 reprint).

Hume, Julian Pender. (2003). The journal of the flagship Gelderland: Dodo and other bird artists on Mauritius, 1601. Archives of Natural History 30: 13-27.

Hume, Julian Pender. (2013). A synopsis of the pre-human avifauna of the Mascarene Islands, pp. 195-237. In: Göhlich, U.B. & Kroh, A. (eds.). Proceedings of the 8th International Meeting of the Society of Avian Paleontology and Evolution. Naturhistorisches Museum, Wien.

Hume, Julian Pender. (2019). Systematics, morphology and ecology of rails (Aves: Rallidae) of the Mascarene Islands, with one new species. Zootaxa 4626(1): 1-107. [Abstract]

Hume, Julian Pender, Martill, D. M. and Dewdney, C. (2004). Dutch diaries and the demise of the Dodo. Nature doi:10.1038/Nature02688.

Hume, Julian Pender and Walters, Michael. (2012). Extinct Birds. London: T & AD Poyser.

Hume, Julian Pender and Winters, Ria. (2015). Captive birds on Dutch Mauritius: bad-tempered parrots, warty pigeons and notes on other native animals. Historical Biology. DOI:10.1080/08912963.2015.1036750

Khan, S. A. (ed.). (1927). John Marshall in India. Notes and observations in Bengal. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Leguat, F. (1708). Voyage et aventures de Francois Leguat et des ses compagnons en deux isles desertes des Indes Orientales. 180 pp. London (David Mortier, Marchand Làbraire).

Livezey, Bradley C. (1998). A phylogenetic analysis of the Gruiformes (Aves) based on morphological characters, with an emphasis on the rails (Rallidae). Phil.Trans. R. Soc. Lond. B 353: 2077-2151.

Milne-Edwards, A. (1868). Observations sur les affinities zoologiques de l’Aphanapteryx espèce qui vivait encore a l’Ile Maurice au XVlle Siècle. Annales des Sciences Naturelles – Zoologie et Paléontologie 5(8): 190-220. [p. 325-348?]

Milne-Edwards, A. (1869a). Nouvelles observations sur le faune ancienne des iles Mascareignes. Comptes Rendus Hebdomadaires des Séances de l'Académie des Sciences (Paris) 68: 856-859.

Milne-Edwards, A. (1869b). Researches into the zoological affinities of the bird recently described by Herr von Frauenfeld under the name of Aphanapteryx imperialis. Ibis S2(5): 256-275.

Newton, Alfred and Gadow, Hans Friedrich (1893). On additional bones of the Dodo and other extinct birds of Mauritius obtained by Mr. Théodore Sauzier. Transactions of the Zoological Society of London 13: 281-302.

Olson, Storrs L. (1977). A synopsis on the fossil Rallidae. In: Ripley, S. D. Rails of the World: A monograph of the family Rallidae. Boston: Codline.

Ripley, S. D. (1977). Rails of the World. Boston: Godine.

Sclater, William L. (1915). The "Mauritius Hen" of Peter Mundy. Ibis 10(3): 316-319.

Servaas, A. J. (1887). Hongersnood in Suratta a° 1631, enz. Waarheid of leugen mag men wel vragen aangaande 'tgeen volgt. De Navorscher 37(1): 4-8.

Strickland, H. E. and Melville, A. G. (1848). The dod and its kindred. London: Reeve, Benham & Reeve.

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