Porzana sp. nov. ‘Lisianski’
Taxonomy & Nomenclature
Only a single bone indistinguishable from the Laysan rail was excavated. The absence of any major osteological differences almost certainly means that this taxon is invalid (Olson & Ziegler, 1995).
Lisianski, Hawaiian Islands
Biology & Ecology
Olson, Storrs L. and Ziegler, A. C. (1995). Remains of land birds from Lisianski Island, with observations on the terrestrial avifauna of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. Pacific Science 49: 111-125.