Amaurolimnas concolor concolor Gosse, 1847:369

Jamaican uniform crake, Red rail, Water partidge, Jamaican wood rail



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Rallus concolor Gosse, 1847:369; Aramides concolor concolor Gosse, 1847:369


Conservation Status


Last record: 1881 (Greenway, 1967:228)





Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

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


Other references:

Bond, James. (1936). Birds of the West Indies: An account with full descriptions of all the birds known to occur or to have occurred on the West Indian islands. Baltimore: Waverly Press.

Day, David. (1981). The Doomsday Book of Animals: A Natural History of Vanished Species. New York, N.Y.: The Viking Press.

Greenway James C. (1967). Extinct and Vanishing Birds of the World. American Committee for International Wild Life Protection, Special Publication no 13, 2nd edn. Dover Publications, New York.

Hume, Julian Pender and Walters, Michael. (2012). Extinct Birds. London: T & AD Poyser. 544 pp.

Knox, Alan G. and Walters, Michael P. (1994). Extinct and endangered birds in the collections of The Natural History Museum. British Ornithologists' Club Occasional Publications 1: 1-292.

Matthews, Thomas J. et al. (2022). Threatened and extinct island endemic birds of the world: Distribution, threats and functional diversity. Journal of Biogeography.

Taylor, P. B. (1996). Family Rallidae (Rails, Gallinules and Coots). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A. and Sargatal, J. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Volume 3: Hoatzin to Auks. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions.


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