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Rallus sp. nov. 'Fernando de Noronha'

Fernando de Noronha rail

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

The description of this taxon is still pending (Storrs Olson, pers. comm. September 2014 to Melanie Nayyal).

 

Conservation Status

Extinct

Last record: subfossil

 

Distribution

Fernando de Noronha, Fernando de Noronha archipelago, Brazil

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

 

 

References

Carleton MD and Olson SL (1999) Amerigo Vespucci and the rat of Fernando de Noronha: a new genus and species of Rodentia (Muridae: Sigmodontinae) from a volcanic island off Brazil’s continental shelf. American Museum Novitates 3256, 1–59.

Olson SL (1977) A synopsis of the fossil Rallidae. In Ripley SD, Rails of the World: a Monograph of the Family Rallidae, pp. 339–373. David R. Godine, Boston.

Olson, Storrs L. (1981). Natural history of vertebrates on the Brazilian islands of the mid South Atlantic. Natl. Geogr. Soc. Res. Rep. 13: 481-492.

Olson SL (1982) Natural history of vertebrates on the Brazilian islands of the mid South Atlantic. National Geographic Society Research Reports 13, 481–492.

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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