Gallirallus huiatua Steadman, Worthy, Anderson, & Walter, 2000:175

Niue rail



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: Holocene



Nuie, Cook Islands, New Zealand


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

David W. Steadman, Trevor H. Worthy, Atholl J. Anderson, and Richard Walter. (2000). New species and records of birds from prehistoric sites on Niue, southwest Pacific. The Wilson Bulletin 112(2): 165-186. [Abstract]


Other references:

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

Steadman, David W. (2006). Extinction and biogeography of tropical Pacific birds. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. xiv + 594 pp.

Tennyson, Alan J. D. and Bartle, J. A. (2008). Catalogue of type specimens of birds in the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. Tuhinga 19: 185-207.

Tyrberg, Tommy. (2009). Holocene avian extinctions, pp. 63-106. In: Turvey, Samuel T. (ed.). Holocene Extinctions. Oxford, UK & New York, USA: Oxford University Press. xii + 352 pp.

Worthy, T. H., Waiter R., and Anderson A. J. (1998). Fossil and archaeological avifauna of Niue Island, Pacific Ocean. Notornis. 45(3): 177-190.


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