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RALLIDAE gen. et. sp. indet. #6 'Rapa Nui'

Easter Island rail, Rapa Nui rail

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Rallidae undescribed species (Tyrberg, 2009:83)

 

Conservation Status

Extinct

 

Distribution

Rapa Nui (=Easter Island)

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

 

 

References

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 DW, Vargas C P, and Cristino FC (1994) Stratigraphy, chronology, and cultural context of an early faunal assemblage from Easter Island. Asian Perspectives 33, 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.

http://books.google.com.au/books?id=mbU-F42JU1AC&pg=PA83&lpg=PA83&dq=madeira+rallidae&source=bl&ots=jC32pB-9zK&sig=7AHuggN5_pob80q-06fKJ6BPsQ4&hl=en&sa=X&ei=RWZTU7H8PIPCkwX62YCoCw&ved=0CDgQ6AEwAjgK#v=onepage&q=madeira%20rallidae&f=false

 

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