Gallirallus philippensis Linnaeus 1766 (buff-banded rail)

Aves - Gruiformes - Rallidae

Alternative combinations: Hypotaenidia philippensis, Rallus philippensis

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

See also Baird 1992, Balouet and Olson 1989, Brodkorb 1967, Steadman 1993, Steadman et al. 1999 and Worthy et al. 2015

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

Subtaxa: Gallirallus philippensis macquariensis

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (6 collections), New Caledonia (4), Niue (6), Norfolk Island (3), Papua New Guinea (3), Tonga (12), Vanuatu (1)

Total: 35 collections each including a single occurrence

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