Rallus semiplumbeus peruvianus Taczanowski, 1886

Peruvian rail



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: 1886

IUCN RedList status: "probably extinct"



Peru (exact location unknown)


Biology & Ecology




Only known from a single specimen.






Original scientific description:

Taczanowski, Wladyslaw. (1886). [description of Rallus semiplumbeus peruvianus]. Ornithologie du Pérou 3: 313.


Other references:

BirdLife International. (2014). Species factsheet: Rallus semiplumbeus. Downloaded from on 19/04/2014. 

del Hoyo, J.; Elliott, A.; Sargatal, J. 1996. Handbook of the Birds of the World, vol. 3: Hoatzin to Auks. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona, Spain.

Fjeldså, J. (1990). Systematic relations of an assembly of allopatric rails from western South America (Aves: Rallidae). Steenstrupia 16: 109-116.

Fjeldså, J. and Krabbe, N. (1990). Birds of the high Andes. Apollo Books, Copenhagen.

Taylor, P. B. (1996). Family Rallidae (Rails, Gallinules and Coots), pp. 108-209. In Handbook of the Birds of the World Volume 3: Hoatzin to Auks (J. del Hoyo, A. Elliott and J. Sargatal eds). Barcelona, Spain: Lynx Edicions.


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