Zapornia sp. nov. 'Medium Kauai rail'

Medium Kauai crake, Medium Kauai rail



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Porzana sp. nov. ‘Kaui sp. #1’; Porzana undescribed species 1 (Tyrberg, 2009:80)


Conservation Status




Kauai, Hawaiian Islands, USA


Biology & Ecology










Burney, David A. et al. (2001). Fossil evidence for a diverse biota from Kaua'i and its transformation since human arrival. Ecological Monographs 71(4): 615-641.

Olson, Storrs L. and James, Helen F. (1982). Prodromus of the fossil avifauna of the Hawaiian Islands. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology 365: 1-59.

Olson, Storrs L. and James, Helen F. (1984). The role of Polynesians in the extinction of the avifauna of the Hawaiian islands, pp. 768-780. In: Martin, P. S. and Klein, R. G. (eds.). Quaternary Extinctions: A Prehistoric Revolution. Tuscon, Arizona: University of Arizona Press.

Olson, Storrs L. and James, Helen F. (1991). Descriptions of thirty-two new species of birds from the Hawaiian Islands: Part 1. Non-Passeriformes. Ornithological Monographs 45: 1-88.

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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