Gallirallus gracilitibia Kirchman and Steadman 2007 (Ua Huka 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 astolfoi, Gallirallus australis, Gallirallus dieffenbachii, Gallirallus epulare, Gallirallus huiatua, Gallirallus insignis, Gallirallus lafresnayanus, Gallirallus minor, Gallirallus modestus, Gallirallus okinawae, Gallirallus owstoni, Gallirallus philippensis, Gallirallus ripleyi, Gallirallus roletti, Gallirallus storrsolsoni, Gallirallus vekamatolu, Hypotaenidia insignis, Hypotaenidia vavauensis, Hypotaenidia okinawae, Hypotaenidia torquata

Type specimen: BPBM 166013, 176387, a set of limb elements (right tibiotarsus). Its type locality is Hane Dune site, early phase, Ua Huka, which is in a Holocene terrestrial horizon in French Polynesia.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution: found only at Hane Dune site, early phase, Ua Huka

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