The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database


RALLIDAE gen. et. sp. indet. #4 'extinct Asian rail'

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

 

 

Conservation Status

Last record: 1600's?

 

Distribution

Asia?

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

 

 

References

Cheke, Anthony S. (1983). A note on the Album of a hundred birds by K┼Źno Bairei, a nineteenth century Japanese artist, with new light on the 'Avis Indica' of Collaert. Archives of Natural History 11: 291-297.

 

Acknowledgements

This hypothetical, almost certainly non-existent, rail was brought to my attention via a comment by Lars Dietz on Darren Naish's [url=https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/tetrapod-zoology/the-enigma-of-leguatia-6-foot-mauritian-super-rail/#comment-1-21C89C4F-8B80-49C0-9745B6C46CE46FF4]blog[/url].

 

 

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