Atlantisia podarces Wetmore, 1963

St. Helena rail, St. Helena crake



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Aphanocrex podarces Wetmore, 1963


Conservation Status


Last record: 1502 or after?

IUCN RedList status: Extinct



St. Helena


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Wetmore, Alexander. (1963). An extinct rail from the island of St Helena. Ibis 103(3): 379-381.


Other references:

BirdLife International. (2014). Species factsheet: Atlantisia podarces. Downloaded from on 03/09/2014.

BirdLife International. 2016. Atlantisia podarces. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T22728754A94995398. Accessed on 02 July 2022.

Brooks, T. 2000. Extinct species. In: BirdLife International (ed.), Threatened Birds of the World, pp. 701-708. Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, Barcelona and Cambridge, U.K.

Livezey, Bradley C. (1998). A phylogenetic analysis of the Gruiformes (Aves) based on morphological characters, with an emphasis on the rails (Rallidae). Phil.Trans. R. Soc. Lond. B 353: 2077-2151.

Olson, Storrs L. (1973). Evolution of the rails of the south Atlantic Islands (Aves: Rallidae). Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology 152: 1-53.

Olson, Storrs L. (1975). Paleornithology of St Helena Island, south Atlantic Ocean. Smithsonian Contributions to Paleobiology 23: 1-49.

Olson, Storrs L. (1977). A synopsis on the fossil Rallidae, pp. 509-525. In: Ripley, S. D. Rails of the World: A Monograph of the Family Rallidae. Boston: Codline.


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