The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database

Rallus sp. nov. 'Fernando de Noronha'

Fernando de Noronha rail



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

The description of this taxon is still pending (Storrs Olson, pers. comm. September 2014 to Melanie Nayyal).


Conservation Status

Last record: subfossil



Fernando de Noronha, Fernando de Noronha archipelago, Brazil


Biology & Ecology










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

Olson, Storrs L. (1981). Natural history of vertebrates on the Brazilian islands of the mid South Atlantic. Natl. Geogr. Soc. Res. Rep. 13: 481-492.


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