Gallirallus roletti Kirchman and Steadman 2007 (Tahuata rail)

Aves - Gruiformes - Rallidae

Full reference: J. J. Kirchman and D. W. Steadman. 2007. New species of extinct rails (Aves: Rallidae) from archaeological sites in the Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia. Pacific Science 61:145-163

Belongs to Gallirallus according to J. J. Kirchman and D. W. Steadman 2007

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 storrsolsoni, Gallirallus vekamatolu, Hypotaenidia okinawae, Hypotaenidia insignis, Hypotaenidia torquata

Type specimen: BPBM 166447-166450, a set of limb elements (associated complete right femur, tibiotarsus, tarsometatarsus, and pedal phalanges). Its type locality is Hanamiai Site, Phase I, Tahuata, which is in a Holocene terrestrial horizon in French Polynesia.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of French Polynesia (3 collections)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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