Rallus eivissensis McMinn, Palmer & Alcover, 2005

Ibiza rail



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: Holocene



Eivissa & Ibiza, Spain


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

McMinn, M., Palmer, M. & Alcover, Josep Antoni. (2005). A new species of rail (Aves: Rallidae) from the Upper Pleistocene and Holocene of Ibiza (Pityusic Islands, western Mediterranean). Ibis 147(4): 706-716. [Abstract]


Other references:

Alcover, Josep Antoni Alcover (Tomás), Mcminn, Miguel and Seguí, Bartomeu. (2005). Fossil rails (Gruiformes: Rallidae) from the Balearic Islands. In: Alcover, Josep Antoni Alcover (Tomás) and Bover, P. (eds.). Proceedings of the International Symposium "Insular Vertebrate Evolution: the Palaeontological Approach". Monografies de La Societat d'Història Natural de les Balears, 12: 9-16.

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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