Porphyrio melanotus Temminck 1820 (Australasian swamphen)

Aves - Gruiformes - Rallidae

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

See also Worthy et al. 2015

Sister taxa: Porphyrio albus, Porphyrio alleni, Porphyrio caerulescens, Porphyrio flavirostris, Porphyrio hochstetteri, Porphyrio kukwiedei, Porphyrio mackintoshi, Porphyrio mantelli, Porphyrio martinicus, Porphyrio mcnabi, Porphyrio paepae, Porphyrio porphyrio, Porphyrio repertus, Notornis mantelli

Subtaxa: Porphyrio melanotus samoensis

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of New Caledonia (4 collections), Niue (9), Vanuatu (1)

Total: 14 collections each including a single occurrence

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