Coturnicops noveboracensis goldmani Nelson, 1904:151

Lerma yellow rail, Goldman's rail, Goldman's yellow rail



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Porzana goldmani Nelson, 1904 (original combination)


Conservation Status


Last record: 22 July 1964 (Hume & Walters, 2012:88)

IUCN RedList status: "likely to be extinct"



Marshes near Río Lerma, Mexico (central)


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Nelson, E. W. (1904). Descriptions of four new birds from Mexico. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 17: 151-152.


Other references:

BirdLife International. (2012). Coturnicops noveboracensis. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.1. ( Downloaded on 19 August 2013.

Dickerman, R. W. (1971). Notes on various rails in Mexico. Wilson Bulletin 83: 49-56.

Howell, S. N. G. and Webb, S. (1995). A guide to the birds of Mexico and northern Central America. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

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

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

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


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