Gallirallus sp. nov. 'Lau Group'



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Gallirallus undescribed sp. D (Steadman, 2006); Gallirallus undescribed species D (Tyrberg, 2009:78)


This taxon is now thought to be a synonym of Gallirallus philippensis sethsmithi (Worthy & Clark, 2009:235).


Conservation Status

Invalid (synonym)



Lakeba, Aiwa Lailai & Aiwa Levu, Lau Group, Fiji


Biology & Ecology










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.

Worthy, Trevor H. and Clark, Geoffrey. (2009). Bird, mammal and reptile remains, pp. 231-258. In: Clark, Geoffrey and Anderson, Atholl (eds.). The Early Prehistory of Fiji. Canberra: ANU Press.


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