The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database

Rallus cyanocavi Steadman, Morris & Wright, 2013



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: Late Pleistocene (Steadman & Franklin, 2020:Table 3)



Abaco Island & Moore's Island, Little Bahama Bank, Bahamas


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Steadman, David W., Morris, J. R. and Wright, N. A. (2013). A new species of Late Pleistocene rail (Aves: Rallidae) from Abaco, the Bahamas. Paleontological Journal 47(11): 1355-1364.


Other references:

Steadman, David W. and Franklin, Janet. (2020). Bird populations and species lost to Late Quaternary environmental change and human impact in the Bahamas. PNAS. doi/10.1073/pnas.2013368117 [Supplementary Information]


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