Gallirallus conditicius Peters & Griscom, 1928

Gilbert rail



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Cholimnas conditicius Peters & Griscom, 1928; Tricholimnas conditicius Peters & Griscom, 1928


Conservation Status

Invalid (synonym)

Last record: before 1928

IUCN RedList status: treated as a synonym of Hypotaenidia sylvestris



Gilbert Islands, Republic of Kiribati (false)


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Peters, J. L. and Griscom, L. (1928). A new rail and a new dove from Micronesia. Proc. New England Zool. Club 10: 99-106.


Other references:

BirdLife International. (2013). Hypotaenidia sylvestris. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. ( Downloaded on 23 November 2014.

Greenway, J. C. (1952). Tricholimnas conditicus is probably a synonym of Tricholimnas sylvestris. Breviora 5: 1-4.

Olson, Storrs L. (1992). Requiescat for Tricholimnas conditicius, a rail that never was. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists' Club 112(3): 174-179.

Walters, Michael. (1987). The provenance of the Gilbert Rail [i]Tricholimnas conditicius[/i] (Peters & Griscom). Bulletin of the British Ornithologists' Club 107(4): 181-184.


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