The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database

Laterallus jamaicensis ssp. nov.

Jamaican black rail



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status




Cuba, Jamaica and Puerto Rico


Biology & Ecology










Coale, H. K. (1923). A new subspecies of the Little Black Rail. The Auk 40: 88-90.

Gosse, P. H. (1847). The Birds of Jamaica. London: John Van Voorst.

Hume, Julian Pender and Walters, Michael. (2012). Extinct Birds. London: T & AD Poyser

Taylor, B. and van Perlo, B. (1998). Rails: a guide to the rails, crakes, gallinules and coots of the world. Pica Press, Robertsbridge, UK.


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