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Lewinia muelleri Rothschild, 1893

Auckland rail, Auckland Islands rail, Auckland Island rail

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Dryolimnas pectoralis muelleri Rothschild, 1893; Rallus pectoralis muelleri Rothschild, 1893

 

Conservation Status

Rediscovered in 1966

IUCN RedList status: Vulnerable

 

Distribution

Auckland Islands, New Zealand

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa:

OR.024502 (collected 22 November 1989)

 

Media

Above: Auckland Island Rail, Lewinia muelleri, collected 22 November 1989, Maclaren Bay, Adams Island, New Zealand. CC BY 4.0. Te Papa (OR.024502)

 

Above: Auckland Island Rail, Lewinia muelleri, collected 22 November 1989, Maclaren Bay, Adams Island, New Zealand. CC BY 4.0. Te Papa (OR.024502)

 

References

Original scientific description:

Rothschild, Walter. (1893). "a new species of Rail". Bulletin of the British Ornithologists' Club 1(8): 40-41.


Other references:

BirdLife International. (2012). Lewinia muelleri. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. (http://www.iucnredlist.org). Downloaded on 22 February 2014.

Elliott, G. P., Walker, K. J. and Buckingham, R. (1991). The Auckland Islands Rail. Notornis 38(3): 199-209.

Marples, B. K. (1946). List of the birds of New Zealand. Notornis 1(supp.): i-vii.

http://extinctanimals.proboards.com/thread/21387/lewinia-muelleri

 

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