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Hypotaenidia hypoleucus Finsch & Hartlaub, 1867:163

Tongatapu rail

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Rallus hypoleucus Finsch & Hartlaub, 1867:163; Gallirallus hypoleucus Finsch & Hartlaub, 1867:163

 

Conservation Status

Last record: 1777

 

Distribution

Tongatapu, Tonga

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

Finsch, O. and Hartlaub, G. (1867). Beitrag zur fauna centralpolynesiens. Ornithologie der Viti-, Samoa- und Tonga Inseln. Halle: H.W. Schmidt.

 

Other references:

Medway, David G. (2010). The Tongatapu rail Gallirallus hypoleucus (Finsch & Hartlaub, 1867) – an extinct species resurrected? Notornis 57(4): 199-203.

Taylor: Rails: A Guide to Rails, Crakes, Gallinules and Coots of the World.

https://www.avespress.com/_resources/pdf/rallidae.pdf

https://extinctanimals.proboards.com/thread/15651/tongatapu-rail-gallirallus-hypoleucus

 

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