The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database

Gallirallus vekamatolu Kirchman & Steadman, 2005:468

'Eua rail



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status




'Eua, Tonga


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Kirchman, J. J. and Steadman, D. W. (2005). Rails (Aves: Rallidae) from prehistoric sites in the Kingdom of Tonga, including a description of a new species. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 118(2): 465-477.


Other references:

Hume, Julian Pender and Walters, Michael. (2012). Extinct Birds. London: T & AD Poyser. 544 pp.

Steadman, David W. (1995). Prehistoric Extinctions of Pacific Island Birds: Biodiversity Meets Zooarchaeology. Science 267(5201): 1123-1131.


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