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Porphyrio coerulescens Sélys-Longchamps, 1848:294

Réunion gallinule, Réunion blue gallinule, ‘Oiseau bleu’

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Cyanornis coerulescens Sélys-Longchamps, 1848:294; Porphyrio caerulescens Sélys-Longchamps, 1848:294; Apterornis caerulescens Sélys-Longchamps, 1848:294

 

Conservation Status

Last record: 1724

IUCN RedList status: Extinct

 

Distribution

Réunion, Mascarene Islands

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

 

 

References

BirdLife International. (2014). Porphyrio caerulescens. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. (https://www.iucnredlist.org). Downloaded on 17 August 2014.

Brown, Rév. Père. (1773). Lettre du révérend Père Brown, missionaire de la Compagnie de Jesus, à Madame la marquise de Beaumont. Lettres Edificantes; Mémoires des Indes 30: 321-351.

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 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.

Dubois, (Sieur). (1674), Les voyages faits par le sieur D.B. aux isles Dauphine ou Madagascar et Bourbon ou Mascarenne es annees 1669, 70, 71, et 72. 234 pp. Paris (Claude Barbin).

Feuilley. (1705). Mission à l'île Bourbon du Sieur Feuilley en 1704 [ed. A. Loughnon]. Receuil trimestriel de documents et travaux inédits pour servir à l'histoire des Mascareignes françaises 4: 3-56, 101-167 (1939).

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

Le Gentil, B. G. (1727). Nouveau voyage autor du monde. Paris: Flahaut. 3 volumes.

Milton, P. (1951). Notes sur l'avifaune actuelle de l'ile de la Réunion. Terre Vie 98: 129-178.

Mourer-Chauviré, C., Bour, R., Ribes, S. & Moutou, F. (1999). The Avifauna of Réunion Island (Mascarene Islands) at the time of the arrival of the first Europeans. In: Olson, S. (ed): Avian Paleontology at the Close of the 20th Century: Proceedings of the 4th International Meeting of the Society of Avian Paleontology and Evolution, Washington, D.C., 4-7 June 1996. – Smithsonian contributions to paleobiology 89: 1-38.

Olson, Storrs L. (1977). A synopsis on the fossil Rallidae, pp. 509-525. In: Ripley, S. D. Rails of the World: A Monograph of the Family Rallidae. Boston: Codline.

Sharpe, R. B. (1894). Catalogue of the birds in the British Museum, volume 23. Catalogue of the Fulicarinae (Rallidae and Heliornithidae) and Alectorides (Aramidae, Eurypygidae, Mesitidae, Rhinochetidae, Gruidae, Psophidae, and Otididae). London: Printed by order of the Trustees.

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