Gallirallus vekamatolu Kirchman and Steadman 2005 (Eua rail)

Aves - Gruiformes - Rallidae

Full reference: J. J. Kirchman and D. W. Steadman. 2005. Rails (Aves: Rallidae: Gallirallus) from prehistoric sites in the Kingdom of Tonga, including a description of a new species. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 118:465-477

Belongs to Gallirallus according to J. J. Kirchman and D. W. Steadman 2005

Sister taxa: Gallirallus astolfoi, Gallirallus australis, Gallirallus dieffenbachii, Gallirallus epulare, Gallirallus gracilitibia, Gallirallus huiatua, Gallirallus insignis, Gallirallus lafresnayanus, Gallirallus minor, Gallirallus modestus, Gallirallus okinawae, Gallirallus owstoni, Gallirallus philippensis, Gallirallus ripleyi, Gallirallus roletti, Gallirallus storrsolsoni, Hypotaenidia insignis, Hypotaenidia vavauensis, Hypotaenidia okinawae, Hypotaenidia torquata

Type specimen: UF 51991, a set of limb elements (tarsometatarsus)

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Tonga (3 collections)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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