The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database

Porzana sp. nov. ‘Lisianski’

Lisianski crake



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).


Conservation Status




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.


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