Gallirallus sp. nov. ‘Norfolk Island’

Norfolk Island rail



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status




Norfolk Island, Australia


Biology & Ecology










Hindwood, Keith A. (1965). John Hunter: A naturalist and artist of the First Fleet. Emu 65(2): 83-95.

Holdaway, Richard N. and Anderson, Atholl. (2001). Avifauna from the Emily Bay settlement site, Norfolk Island: A preliminary account, pp. 85-100. In: Anderson, Atholl and White, Peter (eds.). Records of the Australian Museum, Supplement 27. Sydney: Australian Museum.

Holdaway, Richard N., Worthy, Trevor H. and Tennyson, Alan J. D. (2001). A working list of breeding bird species of the New Zealand region at first human contact. New Zealand Journal of Zoology 28: 119-187.

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

Meredith, C. W. (1985). The vertebrate fossil fauna of Norfolk Island, and the phylogeny of the genus Pterodroma. Unpublished PhD thesis. Department of Earth Sciences, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia.

Meredith, C. W. (1991). Vertebrate fossil faunas from islands in Australasia and the southwest Pacific, pp. 1345-1382. In: Vickers-Rich, P., Monaghan, J. M., Baird, R. F. and Rich, T. H. (eds.). Vertebrate Palaeontology of Australasia. Melbourne: Monash University Publications Committee.


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