Gallirallus pisonii Kirchman & Steadman, 2006:10

Aguiguan rail



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status




Aguiguan, Marianas Islands


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Kirchman, Jeremy J. and Steadman, David W. (2006). Rails (Rallidae: Gallirallus) from prehistoric archaeological sites in Western Oceania. Zootaxa 1316: 1-31.


Other references:

Hume, Julian Pender and Walters, Michael. (2012). Extinct Birds. London: T & AD Poyser. 544 pp.

Steadman DW (1999) The prehistory of vertebrates, especially birds, on Tinian, Aguiguan, and Rota, Northern Mariana Islands. Micronesica 31, 319–345.

Steadman DW (2006) Extinction and Biogeography of Tropical Pacific Birds. University of Chicago Press, Chicago.

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.


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