Porphyrio mcnabi 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 Porphyrio according to J. J. Kirchman and D. W. Steadman 2006

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

Type specimen: BPBM 166031, a set of limb elements (right femur). 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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