The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database

Porzana sp. nov. ‘Rapa Nui’

Rapa Nui crake, Easter Island crake



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status




Rapa Nui (=Easter Island)


Biology & Ecology










Jaramillo, A. et al. (2008). The native and exotic avifauna of Easter Island: then and now. Boletín Chileno de Ornitología 14(1): 8-21.

Steadman, David W. (1995). Prehistoric Extinctions of Pacific Island Birds: Biodiversity Meets Zooarchaeology. Science 267(5201): 1123-1131.

Steadman, David W., Vargas, C. P., and Cristino, F. C. (1994). Stratigraphy, chronology, and cultural context of an early faunal assemblage from Easter Island. Asian Perspectives 33(1): 79-96.


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