Gallirallus storrsolsoni Kirchman and Steadman 2006 (rail)

Aves - Gruiformes - Rallidae

Full reference: J. J. Kirchman and D. W. Steadman. 2006. New species of rails (Aves: Rallidae) from an archaeological site on Huahine, Society Islands. Pacific Science 60:281-297

Belongs to Gallirallus according to J. J. Kirchman and D. W. Steadman 2006

Sister taxa: 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 vekamatolu, Hypotaenidia okinawae, Hypotaenidia insignis, Hypotaenidia torquata

Type specimen: BPB 166036, a skull. Its type locality is Fa'ahia site, Huahine, which is in a Holocene lagoonal sandstone in French Polynesia.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution: found only at Fa'ahia site, Huahine

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