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Erythromachus leguati Milne-Edwards, 1874:122

Rodrigues rail, Leguat's rail, Leguat’s gelinote, Grey rail

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Aphanapteryx leguati Milne-Edwards, 1874:6

 

Conservation Status

Extinct

Last record: 1725-1726

IUCN RedList status: Extinct

 

Distribution

Rodrigues, Mascarene Islands

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

Milne-Edwards, A. (1866-1873). Recherches sur la faune ornithologique éteinte des iles Mascareignes et de Madagascar (in French). Paris: G. Masson. pp. 122–123.


Other references:

BirdLife International. (2012). Aphanapteryx leguati. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.1. (http://www.iucnredlist.org). Downloaded on 23 August 2012.

BirdLife International. 2016. Erythromachus leguati. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T22728889A94999834. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22728889A94999834.en. Accessed on 19 June 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.

Cheke, A. S. (1987). An ecological history of the Mascarene Islands, with particular reference to extinctions and introductions of land vertebrates. In: Diamond, A.W. (ed.), Studies of Mascarene island birds, pp. 5-89. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, U.K.

Cheke, Anthony S. (2013). Extinct birds of the Mascarenes and Seychelles - a review of the causes of extinction in the light of an important new publication on extinct birds. Phelsuma 21: 4-19.

Cheke, Anthony S. and Hume, Julian Pender. (2008). Lost Land of the Dodo: An Ecological History of Mauritius, Réunion & Rodrigues. New Haven and London: Yale University Press. 464 pp.

Cowles, Graham S. (1987). The fossil record, pp. 90-100. In: Diamond, A. W. (ed.). Studies of Mascarene Island Birds. Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press.

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

Fuller, Errol. (1988). Extinct Birds. New York: Facts on File Publications. 256 pp.

Günther, A. and Newton, Edward. (1879). The Extinct Birds of Rodriguez. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London 168: 423-437, plates 41-43.

del Hoyo, J., Collar, N.J., Christie, D.A., Elliott, A. and Fishpool, L.D.C. 2014. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Volume 1: Non-passerines. Lynx Edicions BirdLife International, Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge, UK.

Hume, Julian Pender. (2013). A synopsis of the pre-human avifauna of the Mascarene Islands, pp. 195-237. In: Göhlich, U.B. & Kroh, A. (eds.). Proceedings of the 8th International Meeting of the Society of Avian Paleontology and Evolution. Naturhistorisches Museum, Wien.

Hume, Julian Pender. (2019). Systematics, morphology and ecology of rails (Aves: Rallidae) of the Mascarene Islands, with one new species. Zootaxa 4626(1): 1-107. [Abstract]

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

Leguat, F. (1708). Voyage et aventures de Francois Leguat et des ses compagnons en deux isles desertes des Indes Orientales. 180 pp. London (David Mortier, Marchand Làbraire).

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.

Mourer-Chauviré, C., Bour, R., Ribes, S. & Moutou, F. (1999). The Avifauna of Réunion Island (Mascarene Islands) at the time of the arrival of the first Europeans. – In: Olson, S. (ed): Avian Paleontology at the Close of the 20th Century: Proceedings of the 4th International Meeting of the Society of Avian Paleontology and Evolution, Washington, D.C., 4-7 June 1996. – Smithsonian contributions to paleobiology 89: 1-38.

Olson, Storrs L. (1977). A synopsis of the fossil Rallidae, pp. 509-3525. In: Ripley, S.D. (ed.). Rails of the world. A monograph of the family Rallidae. Boston, Massachusetts: Codline.

Tafforet, J. (c.1726). Relation de l'Isle Rodrigue. Anonymous MS in the Archives Nationales, Paris.

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