Gallirallus Lafresnaye 1841 (rail)

Aves - Gruiformes - Rallidae

Synonyms: Hypotaenidia Reichenbach 1853, Ocydromus Wagler 1830, Tricholimnas Sharpe 1893

Parent taxon: Rallidae according to J. F. Clements et al. 2017

See also Brodkorb 1967, del Hoyo et al. 2014, Lambrecht 1933, Meijer et al. 2013 and Worthy and Grant-Mackie 2003

Sister taxa: Amaurornis, Aphanapteryx, Aphanocrex, Aramides, Atlantisia, Coturnicops, Creccoides, Crex, Dryolimnas, Eocrex, Erythromachus, Fulica, Fulicinae, Gallinula, Gallinulinae, Gypsornis, Hapalocrex, Himantornithinae, Hovacrex, Ibidopsis, Laterallus, Latipons, Lewinia, Microtribonyx, Mundia, Nesoclopeus, Nesolimnas, Palaeorallus, Paraortygometra, Pardirallus, Parvirallus, Pleistorallus, Porphyrio, Porzana, Rallina, Rallinae, Rallus, Sarothrurinae, Tribonyx, Vitirallus, Wanshuina, Youngornis, Zapornia

Subtaxa: Gallirallus australis Gallirallus dieffenbachii Gallirallus epulare Gallirallus gracilitibia Gallirallus huiatua Gallirallus lafresnayanus Gallirallus minor Gallirallus modestus Gallirallus okinawae Gallirallus philippensis Gallirallus ripleyi Gallirallus roletti Gallirallus storrsolsoni Gallirallus vekamatolu Hypotaenidia insignis Hypotaenidia okinawae Hypotaenidia torquata

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (6 collections), Cook Islands (5), French Polynesia (7), Indonesia (1), Japan (4), New Caledonia (9), New Zealand (26), Niue (7), Norfolk Island (4), Northern Mariana Islands (11), Papua New Guinea (4), Tonga (15), Vanuatu (1)

Total: 100 collections including 109 occurrences

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