Gallirallus sp. nov. ‘Ha’afeva’

Ha’afeva rail



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Gallirallus undescribed species F (Tyrberg, 2009:78)


Conservation Status




Ha'afeva, Tonga


Biology & Ecology










Franklin, Janet and Steadman, David W. (2008). Prehistoric species richness of birds on oceanic islands. Oikos 117: 1885-1891. [Abstract]

Kirchman, J. J. and Steadman, David W. (2005). Rails (Aves: Rallidae) from prehistoric sites in the Kingdom of Tonga, including a description of a new species. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 118(2): 465-477.

Steadman, David W. (2006). Extinction and Biogeography of Tropical Pacific Birds. Chicago: University Of Chicago Press. xiv + 594 pp.

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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