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Porzana rua Steadman, 1987:28

Mangaia crake, mo'o mo'o (cryptid)*

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

 

 

Conservation Status

Missing

 

* David Steadman talked with native Mangaians who mentioned a small black rail called the mo'o mo'o, which may be a surviving population of [i]P. rua[/i] (see Hume & Walters, 2012:331).

 

Distribution

Mangaia Cook Islands, New Zealand

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

Steadman, David W. (1987). Two new species of rails (Aves: Rallidae) from Mangaia, Southern Cook Islands. Pacific Science 40(1-4): 27-43.

 

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.

Steadman, David W. (1995). Prehistoric Extinctions of Pacific Island Birds: Biodiversity Meets Zooarchaeology. Science 267(5201): 1123-1131.

Steadman, David W. (2006). Extinction and Biogeography of Tropical Pacific Birds. Chicago: University Of Chicago Press. xiv + 594 pp.

Steadman DW and Kirch PV (1990) Prehistoric extinction of birds on Mangaia, Cook Islands, Polynesia. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 87: 9605-9609.

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.

 

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