Family Rallidae Vigors 1825 (rail)

Aves - Gruiformes - Rallidae

Parent taxon: Gruiformes according to J. F. Clements et al. 2017

See also Baird 1992, Brodkorb 1967, Brunet 1970, Carroll 1988, Emslie 1992, Lambrecht 1933, Livezey and Zusi 2007, Mourer-Chauviré et al. 2004, Olson 1975, Olson and James 1982, Olson and James 1991, Olson and Rasmussen 2001, Rasmussen et al. 1987, Wetmore 1933, Worthy et al. 2007 and Zittel 1890

Sister taxa: Anisolornis, Aramidae, Asiavis, Eurypygae, Grues, Gruidae, Heliornithidae, Messelornithidae, Psophiidae

Subtaxa: Amaurornis Aphanapteryx Aphanocrex Aramides Atlantisia Coturnicops Creccoides Crex Dryolimnas Eocrex Erythromachus Fulica Fulicinae Gallinula Gallinulinae Gallirallus Gypsornis Hapalocrex Hovacrex Ibidopsis Laterallus Latipons Lewinia Microtribonyx Mundia Nesoclopeus Nesolimnas Palaeorallus Paraortygometra Pardirallus Parvirallus Pleistorallus Porphyrio Porzana Rallina Rallinae Rallus Tribonyx Vitirallus Wanshuina Youngornis Zapornia

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Antigua and Barbuda (2 collections), Argentina (1), Australia (9), the Bahamas (5), Barbados (1), Bermuda (3), Bolivia (1), Brazil (1), Cayman Islands (1), Cook Islands (12), the Dominican Republic (2), Fiji (5), France (1), French Polynesia (14), Greece (4), Hungary (1), Indonesia (3), Italy (11), Japan (6), Jordan (1), Madagascar (5), Martinique (1), Mauritius (7), Mexico (3), Micronesia (1), Montserrat (2), New Caledonia (10), New Zealand (36), Niue (16), Norfolk Island (4), Northern Mariana Islands (20), Papua New Guinea (4), Peru (1), Pitcairn (10), Puerto Rico (1), Reunion (4), Romania (1), Saint Helena (10), the Seychelles (2), Spain (5), Tonga (16), the United Kingdom (5), United States (50: California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, New Mexico, Oregon, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, Wyoming), Vanuatu (1), Venezuela (1)

• Blancan of United States (3: Florida)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Hungary (1), Italy (1), South Africa (1)

• Pliocene of South Africa (1), United States (2: Idaho)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Kenya (1)

• Miocene of Argentina (1), Chad (1), China (1), Hungary (2), Kenya (1), New Zealand (2), the Russian Federation (1), Thailand (1), United States (5: Florida, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oregon)

• Oligocene to Miocene of Australia (1)

• Oligocene of Belgium (1), Egypt (1), France (1), Germany (1)

• Eocene of France (2), the United Kingdom (3), United States (5: Colorado, Wyoming)

• Paleocene of China (1)

Total: 341 collections including 571 occurrences

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