Gallirallus sp. nov. ‘Saipan’

Saipan rail



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

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


Conservation Status




Saipan, Marianas Islands


Biology & Ecology










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Sayol, Ferran, Steinbauer, Manuel J., Blackburn, Tim M., Antonelli, Alexandre and Faurby, Søren. (2020). Anthropogenic extinctions conceal widespread evolution of flightlessness in birds. Science Advances 6(49): eabb6095. [Supplementary Material (Data File S1)]

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