Porphyrio porphyrio Linnaeus 1758 (western swamphen)

Aves - Gruiformes - Rallidae

Alternative combination: Fulica porphyrio

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Editio Decima 1:1-824

Belongs to Porphyrio according to D. Michailidis et al. 2018

See also Balouet and Olson 1989, Clements et al. 2017, del Hoyo et al. 2014, Goodman 1999, Linnaeus 1758, Steadman 1993, Steadman et al. 1999 and Worthy 1998

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

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Greece (1 collection), Jordan (1), Madagascar (2), New Zealand (2), Papua New Guinea (1), Tonga (4)

Total: 11 collections each including a single occurrence

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