The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database

Gallirallus sp. nov. 'Lau Group'



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Gallirallus undescribed sp. D (Steadman, 2006)


This taxon is now thought to be a synonym of Gallirallus philippensis sethsmithi (Worthy & Clark, 2009:235).


Conservation Status




Lakeba, Aiwa Lailai & Aiwa Levu, Lau Group, Fiji


Biology & Ecology










Steadman, David W. (2006). Extinction and Biogeography of Tropical Pacific Birds. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Worthy, Trevor H. and Clark, Geoffrey. (2009). Bird, mammal and reptile remains, pp. 231-258. In: Clark, Geoffrey and Anderson, Atholl (eds.). The Early Prehistory of Fiji. Canberra: ANU Press.


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