Gallirallus australis Sparrman 1786 (weka)

Aves - Gruiformes - Rallidae

Alternative combination: Rallus australis

Belongs to Gallirallus according to J. F. Clements et al. 2017

See also Worthy 1998 and Worthy and Grant-Mackie 2003

Sister taxa: Gallirallus dieffenbachii, Gallirallus epulare, Gallirallus gracilitibia, Gallirallus huiatua, Gallirallus lafresnayanus, Gallirallus minor, Gallirallus modestus, Gallirallus okinawae, Gallirallus owstoni, Gallirallus philippensis, Gallirallus ripleyi, Gallirallus roletti, Gallirallus storrsolsoni, Gallirallus vekamatolu, Hypotaenidia okinawae, Hypotaenidia insignis, Hypotaenidia vavauensis, Hypotaenidia torquata

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of New Zealand (13 collections)

Total: 13 collections each including a single occurrence

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