Nesotrochis debooyi Wetmore, 1918:516

Antillean cave rail, De Booy's rail



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: subfossil (after 1900?)



Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Wetmore, Alexander. (1918). Bones of birds collected by Theodor de Booy from Kitchen Midden deposits in the islands of St. Thomas and St. Croix. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 54(2245): 513-522.


Other references:

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

Livezey, Bradley C. (1998). A phylogenetic analysis of the Gruiformes (Aves) based on morphological characters, with an emphasis on the rails (Rallidae). Phil.Trans. R. Soc. Lond. B 353: 2077-2151.

Nichols, R. A. (1943). The breeding birds of St. Thomas and St. John, Virgin Islands. Memorias Sociedad Cubana de Historia Natural 17: 23-37.

Olson, Storrs L. (1977). A synopsis on the fossil Rallidae. In: Ripley, D. S. Rails of the World: A monograph of the family Rallidae. Boston: Codline.


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