Porzana sp. nov. ‘Rapa Nui’

Rapa Nui crake, Easter Island crake



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Porzana undescribed species G (Tyrberg, 2009:81)


Conservation Status




Rapa Nui (=Easter Island)


Biology & Ecology










Jaramillo, A. et al. (2008). The native and exotic avifauna of Easter Island: then and now. Boletín Chileno de Ornitología 14(1): 8-21.

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, David W., Vargas, C. P., and Cristino, F. C. (1994). Stratigraphy, chronology, and cultural context of an early faunal assemblage from Easter Island. Asian Perspectives 33(1): 79-96.

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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