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Mundia elpenor Olson, 1973

Ascension flightless crake, Ascension rail, Ascension Island crake, Ascension crake

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Atlantisea elpenor Olson, 1973; Atlantisia elpenor Olson, 1973; Crecopsis sp. Fisher & Peterson, 1964:241, 273

 

Conservation Status

Last record: 1656 (Mundy in Temple & Anstey, 1936)

IUCN RedList status: Extinct

 

Distribution

Ascension Island, St. Helena

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

Olson, Storrs L. (1973). Evolution of the rails of the South Atlantic Islands (Aves: Rallidae). Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology 152: 1-53.

 

Other references:

Ashmole, N. P. (1963a). Subfossil bird remains on Ascension Island. Ibis 103b(3): 382-389.

Ashmole, N. P. (1963b). The extinct avifauna of St Helena Island. Ibis 103b(3): 390-408.

BirdLife International. (2012). Mundia elpenor. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. (https://www.iucnredlist.org). Downloaded on 21 May 2013.

Bourne, W. R. P., Ashmore, N. P. and Simmons, K. E. L. (2003). A new subfossil night heron and a new genus for the extinct rail from Ascension Island, central tropical Atlantic Ocean. Ardea 91: 45-51.

Fisher, J. and Peterson, R. T. (1964). The World of Birds. Garden City, New York: Doubleday and Company.

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

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

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.

Olson, Storrs L. (1973). Evolution of the rails of the south Atlantic Islands (Aves: Rallidae). Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology 152: 1-53.

Temple, R. C. and Anstey, L. M. (eds.). (1936). The travels of Peter Mundy in Europe and Asia 1608-1667. Hakluyt Society SII 78(5): 1-226.

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