Rallus limicola auffenbergi (Brodkorb, 1954:103)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Porzana auffenbergi Brodkorb, 1954:103 (original combination)


Originally described as Porzana auffenbergi by (Brodkorb, 1954), Olson (1974) considers this taxon as belonging to the genus Rallus. Specifically, being a large Pleistocene form of the extant R. limicola (Ibid.).


Conservation Status


Last record: Late Pleistocene



Florida, USA


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Brodkorb, Pierce. (1954). Another new rail from the Pleistocene of Florida. Condor 56(2): 103-104.


Other references:

Brodkorb, Pierce. (1957). New passerine birds from the Pleistocene of Reddick, Florida. J. Paleontol. 31: 129-138.

Brodkorb, Pierce. (1959). The Pleistocene avifauna of Arredondo, Florida. Bulletin of the Florida State Museum, Biological Sciences 4(9): 269-291.

Ligon, J. D. (1965). A Pleistocene avifauna from Haile. Florida. Bull. Fla. State Mus. 10: 127-158.

Olson, Storrs L. (1974). The Pleistocene rails of North America. Condor 76(2): 169-175.


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