Aramidopsis plateni (Blasius, 1886)

Snoring rail, Platen's rail, Platen's Celebes rail



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 20 January 1932

Rediscovered in 1980 (1983?)

IUCN RedList status: Vulnerable



Sulawesi (=Celebes), Indonesia


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Blasius, Wilhelm August Heinrich. (1886). Braunschw. Anz. [3 March 1886]

Other references:

BirdLife International. (2012). Aramidopsis plateni. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. ( Downloaded on 04 July 2015.

Collar, Nigel J. (2009). Pioneer of Asian ornithology: Gerd Heinrich. BirdingASIA 11: 33-40.

Collar, N. J., Andreev, A. V., Chan, S., Crosby, M. J., Subramanya, S. and Tobias, J. A. (2001) Threatened birds of Asia: the BirdLife International Red Data Book. (Third edition, part 3). Cambridge, U.K.: BirdLife International.

Coomans de Ruiter, L. (1947). Over de wederontdekking van Aramidopsis plateni (W. Blasius) in de Minahasa (Noord-Celebes) en het voorkmen van Gymnocrex rosenbergii (Schlegel) aldaar. Limosa 19: 65-75. [published in 1946?]

Heinrich, G. (1932). Der Vogel Schnarch: zwei Jahre Rallenfang und Urwaldforschung in Celebes. Berlin: D. Reimer.

Lambert, Frank. (1989). Some field observations of the endemic Sulawesi rails. Kukilo 4(1-2): 34-36. [Abstract]

Olson, Storrs L. (1973). A classification of the Rallidae. Wilson Bulletin 85(4): 381-416.

Ripley, S. Dillon. (1977). Rails of the World. Boston: D. R. Godine.

Scott, Peter (ed.). (1965). Preliminary List of Rare Mammals and Birds, pp. 155-237. In: The Launching of a New Ark. First Report of the President and Trustees of the World Wildlife Fund. An International Foundation for saving the world's wildlife and wild places 1961-1964. London: Collins.

Sharpe, Richard Bowdler (1893). Aramidopsis, gen. n. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists 1: 54.

Watling, D. (1983). Ornithological notes from Sulawesi. Emu 83(4): 247-261. [Abstract]

White, C. M. N. and Bruce, M. (1986). The Birds of Wallacea. British Ornithologists Union, Checklist No. 7, London.


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