Gallirallus epulare Kirchman and Steadman 2007 (Nuku Hiva 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 gracilitibia, Gallirallus huiatua, Gallirallus lafresnayanus, Gallirallus minor, Gallirallus modestus, Gallirallus okinawae, Gallirallus philippensis, Gallirallus ripleyi, Gallirallus roletti, Gallirallus storrsolsoni, Gallirallus vekamatolu, Hypotaenidia okinawae, Hypotaenidia insignis, Hypotaenidia torquata

Type specimen: BPBM 181658, a set of limb elements (left ulna). Its type locality is Ha'atuatua Dune, Nuku Hiva, which is in a Holocene terrestrial horizon in French Polynesia.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution: found only at Ha'atuatua Dune, Nuku Hiva

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